Republican Party operatives charged with arranging illegal Trump campaign contribution

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By Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Monday unsealed criminal charges against two longtime Republican Party operatives, accusing them of illegally funneling a foreign campaign contribution to former President Donald Trump in 2016. According to an indictment unsealed in federal court in the District of Columbia, Jesse Benton and Doug Wead “conspired to illegally funnel thousands of dollars of foreign money from a Russian foreign national into an election for the Office of President of the United States of America.” U.S. law bans foreign nationals from donating money to presid…

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