Cheney Could Find Herself Under Federal Investigation for Major Problem with Concession Speech

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On the surface, it seemed like the most surprising aspect of Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney’s primary defeat on Tuesday was how big the margin was.

Because of Cheney’s prominent role in the Jan. 6 witch hunt, many commentators, as well as former President Donald Trump, predicted she would lose when forced to face her state’s Republican voters.

According to Politico, with 99 percent of the votes counted, Trump-endorsed Republican candidate Harriet Hageman won 66.3 percent to Cheney’s 28.9 percent. It was a historic shellacking.

Another surprising element may have arisen during Cheney’s self-aggrandizing concession speech, where the now-lame duck congresswoman signaled a potential run for the presidency.

However, in setting up the speech, Cheney may have violated Federal Election Commission rules about campaign contributions.

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CNN’s Jeff Zeleny set the scene for Cheney’s capitulation in a poignant post on Twitter.

Details included in the tweet reveal the troubles Cheney could face.

Should Liz Cheney just switch parties and become a Democrat?

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The Federal Election Commission’s website describes a type of campaign support called an in-kind contribution. “An in-kind contribution is a non-monetary contribution. Goods or services offered free or at less than the usual charge result in an in-kind contribution.”

The FEC website also notes the limits of campaign contributions for 2021 to 2022. The most an individual can contribute to candidates is $2,900.

Breitbart summarized the potential campaign finance violation the Cheney team committed:

“Anyone who films a candidate may generally do so, under the protections of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. However, if the film crew is producing a video especially for a candidate, that counts as a service provided to the campaign.


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