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Nossaman Public Policy Partner Kate Belinski Quoted In Bloomberg

07/26/2017 Bloomberg

Kate Belinski, a partner in Nossaman’s Public Policy Practice Group, was quoted in the Bloomberg story “Trump's Son Says He Didn't Tell Father About Russia Meeting.”  One of the topics the article examined was the possible violations of election law, and the legal action that could arise regarding Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting in 2016 with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer. Ms. Belinski commented on legal complaints that have been filed related to the meeting, stating that she thinks the complaints are unlikely to succeed. She stated that FEC rules allow foreign nationals to volunteer their services to campaigns, and that Veselnitskaya offered  information to Trump’s campaign--which according to Donald Trump Jr.’s statement--the campaign didn’t find credible. “Can you solicit something that doesn’t exist?” Ms. Belinski asked. Another hurdle is whether negative information on an opponent has monetary value. “I’ve never seen a matter where the FEC has actually quantified the value of opposition research," said Ms. Belinski, who served as senior counsel at the agency. “It’s difficult to say that this piece of dirt was clearly worth $10,000.”

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