Commissioner warns FEC has been weaponized

by ian

The Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission is now coming forward, saying the agency has been politically weaponized.

Commission members testified before the House Oversight Committee Wednesday, but remarks from Commissioner James Trainor stood in contrast to the others. The commissioner says the FEC is part of the process in two specific ways.

He warns the commission has adopted policies that he described as a gateway to “criminalizing ordinary campaign activities.” They’ve also entertained “vague complaints” that allowed for lengthy and costly investigations.

Furthermore, he says the political involvement of the FEC against Biden administration foes is going to get worse.

The Justice Department is essentially now privy to information that used to be confidential, which they then use for criminal investigations.