A Cry for Help at the FEC?

A knowledgeable reader points me to this item on today’s FEC meeting agenda asking for public comment on certain aspects of the FEC’s enforcement process. (The request for public comment was approved 4-2.)  The reader writes: “I see it as a cry for help from the General Counsel’s Office, which is asking for public comment on two basic issues: (1) can the FEC consider public information other than what’s specifically in a complaint and (2) can the FEC initiate enforcement actions based on publicly available information even if no one files a complaint? Both are long-standing practices that the Republican commissioners, especially Don McGahn, have been trying to stamp out.”

Do others see it this way too?  I’m not close enough to the process to know.


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