FEC Investigation Urged Over Elton John, Hillary Clinton
A Washington-based public-interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption has sent a letter to the Federal Election Commission seeking an investigation into the apparent violation of U.S. election laws when pop star Elton John appeared at a fundraiser for the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.
The letter from Judicial Watch notes that federal law prohibits any contributions, including contributions of talents and time, by a foreign national to any federal, state or local election campaign.
News reports after the fundraiser mostly discussed Elton John's condemnation of the "misogynistic attitudes" of Americans and his belief that Clinton is the most qualified person to be president. Those reports also estimated the event at Radio City Music Hall in New York raised about $2.5 million.
"Recent news reports suggest that Hillary Clinton and Hillary Clinton for President have accepted an in-kind contribution from a foreign national, Sir Elton John, in contravention of federal election laws," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a letter, dated Monday, to the FEC.