RFK Jr. campaign payments to family member prompts FEC legal threat

The Federal Election Commission sent a legal threat this week to the 2024 independent presidential campaign committee for Robert F. Kennedy Jr. over its major payments to the candidate’s daughter-in-law.

Kennedy Jr., a staunch critic of the intelligence community, has dished out more than $70,000 in campaign funds to the White House hopeful’s daughter-in-law, Amaryllis Fox Kennedy, a former CIA officer who is now his campaign director, FEC records show. Now, the FEC is questioning whether certain payments may have exceeded “fair market value,” having informed Kennedy Jr.’s campaign in a letter on Tuesday that it must turn over information about “payments to members of the candidate’s family that possibly constitute personal use of the committee’s campaign funds.”

“Salary payments made to members of the candidate’s family constitute personal use of campaign funds
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