Originally Posted by cosmo20002
I don't know what happened here and I'm not saying what did or didn't.
But wouldn't it be fairly easy for an opponent to arrange for a bunch of foreign contributions in relatively small amounts that might fly under the radar initially, and then later call out the oppenent for taking illegal contributions?
Yes, but it wouldn't make nearly as much a sense as the candidate doing it for contributions to his own campaign. In your scenario, you're pumping your competitor's campaign full of cash hoping that someone will care about an obscure, hard-to-prove scandal. In my scenario, you're pumping your own campaign full of cash and betting that no one will care or that if they do it will be long after the election.
But I commend you for investigating all possibilities as any good middle-of-the-roader would do.