The Federal Election Commission (FEC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) initiated this investigation after a media report concerning FEC Commissioner James “Trey” Trainor III’s appearance at an event in Texas where he was allegedly billed as a member of the “Trump Elections Team.” The reporting cited campaign finance experts, including a former FEC Commissioner, who expressed concerns about Commissioner Trainor’s appearance at the event. They further questioned whether Commissioner Trainor should have recused himself from adjudicating matters involving former President Donald Trump in light of his appearance at the event (as a purported member of the “Trump Elections Team”) and his prior work for the Trump 2016 campaign.
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
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