USA Today: Michael Cohen’s hush money plea marks rare ‘win’ in campaign system
USA Today: Michael Cohen’s hush money plea marks rare 'win' in campaign system
WASHINGTON – As President Donald Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen stood in a courtroom this week and pleaded guilty to paying hush money to a porn star he was handing good government advocates something they haven’t had in a while: A win.
Despite a campaign finance system that members of both parties acknowledge is broken and a series of fumbled high-profile public corruption trials, the Cohen plea became the rare case to focus the public’s attention on the vagaries of campaign law. …
“We haven’t had effective enforcement at the Federal Election Commission in 10 years,” said Paul Ryan, a top attorney with the Washington-based Common Cause.