Obama Lawyer Files Complaint that Crossroads Should Disclose Donors

by Katrina Trinko

The New York Times reports:

 

The lawyer for President Obama demanded on Tuesday that Crossroads GPS disclose its donors, saying in a complaint to the Federal Election Commission that the group is plainly a “political committee” subject to federal reporting requirements.

In the complaint, obtained by The New York Times, Robert F. Bauer, the campaign’s chief counsel, writes that the group — founded by Karl Rove, among others — can no longer shield the identity of its donors by defining itself as a “social welfare” organization.

But the article does go on to note that it’s plausible even if Crossroads is eventually required to disclose, that that wouldn’t occur until after the election.

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