Federal Elections Commissioner Says Agency ‘Weaponized’ Against Trump, GOP

  • The Federal Election Commission has been “weaponized” to target political foes of the Biden administration, sometimes allowing weak charges to spark long and costly investigations, the second-longest serving member of the panel charged on Wednesday.
  • “The problem is stark,” said Commissioner James “Trey” Trainor, appointed in 2020 by former President Donald Trump. “It’s the growing weaponization of the government to harass and hinder the political participation of our citizenry in the democratic process. The Federal Election Commission has become a weapon,” he told a House oversight committee.
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