FEC needs to probe Obama and Facebook, says ex-commissioner

Former President Obama casts his ballot in 2012 election

A former member of the Federal Election Commission who now is senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies wants the FEC to investigate likely illegal Facebook contributions to a presidential campaign.

The Barack Obama campaign.

Facebook is facing turbulent times right now, with allegations that a political advisory company obtained access to the personal information of some 50 million users and then sold information to the Donald Trump campaign in 2016.

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has done a round of apologies on television and has agreed to testify before Congress. His company stock is down double-digit percentages and facing headwinds among its users.

Now Hans von Spakovsky, an expert on civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration, the rule of law and government reform and manager of the think tank’s Election



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