Trump begins raising funds for new leadership PAC to maintain influence in GOP circles

Trump begins raising funds for new leadership PAC to maintain influence in GOP circles

“The president has always thought of doing this, winning or losing, so that he can support candidates and the issues that concern them, such as fighting voter fraud,” campaign spokesman Tim Murtu said in an email statement on Tuesday, when asked about the PAC. .

The committee is called Save America Its filing with the Federal Election Commission. Trump’s team has already begun raising funds for the PAC, adding to Save America’s list of political organizations that the president’s operation will receive a portion of the funds known as the “Electoral Defense Task Force.”

Fundraising will keep Trump on the political stage and give money to his preferred candidates in the midterm elections and beyond. They can also tap PAC money to fund their own political activity by writing down voting, travel, staff and other expenses.

Leadership PAC can accept donations of up to $ 5,000 from each individual donor in a year. They can also accept money from other political action committees.

Trump’s plan was to start a leadership PAC First report By The New York Times.

The Trump campaign has consistently tied up supporters for campaign money, sending 149 fundraising emails from 11pm on election night.

A request, sent Tuesday morning, calls for “every patriot to help protect the integrity of the election …”.

Save America, however, receives an initial cut of the funds raised. Nice impression is that 60% of the funds to save America – first – up to a legal donation limit of 5,000 – and then again in the Trump campaign account. Fifty percent will go to the operating operating account of the Republican National Committee.

Trump has so far not acknowledged the loss of his election to President-elect Joe Biden, and has instead repeatedly circulated unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud, although CNN reported That some in his inner circle are urging him to come to terms with his defeat.

But even after leaving the White House, he is expected to weigh heavily on the country’s state, and will have a significant impact as Republican presidential hopefuls prepare to get the party’s 2024 nomination.

In a sign of the president’s grip on the Republican Party, Top GOP on Capitol Hill Lawmakers have not acknowledged Biden’s victory. On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump has the right to investigate allegations of irregularities and to weigh his legal options.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration so far Key document refused to sign up The transition process needs to begin and Biden needs to be given office access to the resources, which need to start preparing to take office in January.

CNN’s Betsy Klein and Paul Murphy contributed to this report.


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