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Sanders campaign says Clinton broke campaign law

Posted at 3:51 PM, Apr 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-19 16:51:59-04

An attorney for Bernie Sanders' campaign claims Hillary Clinton broke campaign finance laws.

Team Sanders says a joint fundraising committee called the Hillary Victory Fund shouldn't exist. It was created by the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's super PAC to help her and other Democrats down the ballot.

The Hillary Victory Fund works around donation limits placed on campaigns and spending groups by gathering funds from different committees. One person could donate more than $350,000 to the Clinton campaign by donating to several committees that feed into the Hillary Victory Fund.

That means, technically, it might be more of a loophole than "illegal."

Either way, in a letter to the DNC, team Sanders says it's "at best ... an impermissible in-kind contribution from the DNC and the participating state party committees" to the Clinton campaign.