Elections Chief Tweets Memo on Foreign Interference After a GOP Colleague’s Veto

A bit of Federal Election Commission drama went down on Twitter Friday when the board’s chair tweeted a draft memo on illegal foreign election activities purportedly blocked by its GOP commissioner.

Its a subject Republicans are pretty sensitive about at the moment given the damning whistleblower complaint released this week and impeachment proceedings underway. The complaint alleges President Donald Trump improperly solicited dirt on his political rival, Joe Biden, from Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, evidence of which the administration then buried in a highly classified computer system.

FEC Commissioner Caroline Hunter reportedly blocked the board’s routine weekly digest from being published after Chair Ellen Weintraub submitted a draft memo to be included therein concerning “Interpretive Rule Concerning Prohibited Activities Involving Foreign Nationals”. Hunter did not immediately respond to Gizmodo’s request for comment.

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