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First Amendment Group: Bernie Sanders' 2016 Campaign Broke Federal Laws

First Amendment Group: Bernie Sanders' 2016 Campaign Broke Federal Laws
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By    |   Friday, 22 March 2019 04:13 PM

A watchdog group is accusing Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his 2016 campaign of breaking federal election laws by allowing three foreign nationals to work on the campaign in decision-making positions.

The Coolidge Reagan Foundation, a group that protects the First Amendment and monitors the government for ethics violations, filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Friday with its allegations against Sanders.

The complaint says that Erika Andiola, Cesar Vargas, and Maria Belén Sisa were hired for managerial roles on Sanders' 2016 campaign, which led to them illegally influencing the election as foreign nationals. According to the foundation, foreigners are banned from participating in the decision-making process for U.S. political campaigns.

Coolidge Reagan Foundation chairman Shaun McCutcheon said, "Bernie Sanders is obsessed with the 'Russian collusion' and 'foreign interference' narratives, and yet he allows foreign nationals to influence our elections for his personal benefit — in direct violation of the law. It's time for Americans to hold him accountable, and for the FEC to make him 'feel the bern' for breaking the law."

Sanders fell short of the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton. A self-described socialist, he is running again in the 2020 campaign.

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A watchdog group is accusing Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his 2016 campaign of breaking federal election laws by allowing three foreign nationals to work on the campaign in decision-making positions.
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