Judge Refuses to Toss Campaign Finance Charges Against Hunter

A federal judge denied U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter’s bid to dismiss federal campaign finance fraud charges Monday, saying there’s no evidence of a conflict of interest by prosecutors who attended a 2015 fundraiser for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton before Hunter became the first member of Congress to endorse President Donald Trump.

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D.C. Circuit Tosses State Republicans’ Challenge of SEC Political Contributions Rule for FINRA Broker-Dealers

(CN) – The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied the New York Republican State Committee’s bid to challenge the Securities Exchange Commission’s rule prohibiting broker-dealers acting as “placement agents” from accepting compensation for soliciting government business from candidates and elected officials.

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