Is Hillary Clinton’s campaign violating campaign finance laws by coordinating with Super PAC Priorities USA and Correct The Record?
Super PACs, officially known as “independent-expenditure only committees”, may not make contributions to candidate campaigns or parties, but may engage in unlimited political spending independently of the campaigns. Unlike traditional PACs, they can raise funds from individuals, corporations, unions, and other groups without any legal limit on donation size.
Super PACs are not allowed to coordinate directly with candidates or political parties. This restriction is intended to prevent them from operating campaigns that complement or parallel those of the candidates they support or engaging in negotiations that could result in quid pro quo bargaining between donors to the PAC and the candidate or officeholder. However, it is legal for candidates and Super PAC managers to discuss campaign strategy and tactics through the media. (Does this include social media? So all they have to do is tweet their messaging?)
How about donors giving to the Clinton Foundation and then being on the payroll of the Super PAC as a consultant. Stephanie Cutter comes to mind.