Jeb Bush PAC slammed with fine for taking foreign Chinese money

Rachel Maddow reports on a massive fine imposed on Right To Rise, a Jeb Bush Super-PAC, for accepting a seven-figure contribution from a Chinese company in business with Neil Bush.

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The FEC just doled out a huge fine to the super PAC of Jeb Bush, Right to Rise, for taking two big donations from a Chinese firm for his 2016 campaign for president.
They also fined the Chinese firm as well:
POLITICO – The Federal Election Commission on Monday doled out $940,000 in fines to the super PAC that backed Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential bid and a Chinese-owned corporation that made illegal donations to it.
The unusually large FEC fines came after the commission found evidence Bush’s super PAC took money from a foreign national, which is prohibited under federal election law. The super PAC, Right to Rise, was fined $390,000 for the violation, while the FEC gave an additional $550,000 fine to American Pacific International Capital, Inc. The company had donated $1.3 million to Bush’s super PAC in the spring of 2015, as Bush was gearing up for a run for president.
The donation came after Jeb Bush’s brother Neil, who sits on the board of APIC, discussed a contribution in February 2015 with Gordon Tang, another APIC board member who is a Chinese national. In total, two Chinese nationals communicated about the donation, according to documents released by the FEC.
APIC gave $1 million to Right to Rise in March, and the company followed up with another $300,000 in June.
The reason Jeb Bush’s super PAC was fined was because they solicited the donation from the Chinese national.

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However, Politico points out that the FEC “did not find that the donations were “knowing and willful” violations of the law.”
So I guess that means that they didn’t realize the contribution was illegal?
Make of it what you will.