Following federal prosecutors’ determination that President Donald Trump violated federal campaign finance laws during his 2016 campaign, Republican Senator Rand Paul (KY) chalked the violation up to “an error in filing paperwork.”
"There are thousands and thousands of rules. It’s incredibly complicated, campaign finance," Paul said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
"We have to decide whether or not really criminal penalties are the way we should approach campaign finance," he continued.
"I personally think if someone makes an error in filing paperwork or in not categorizing a campaign contribution correctly, it shouldn’t be jail time, it ought to be a fine," Paul added. "It’s just like a lot of other things we’ve done in Washington. We’ve over-criminalized campaign finance."
Trump allegedly directed his personal attorney at the time, Michael Cohen, to make hush money payments to two women claiming they had affairs with him in an effort to keep the claims from hurting his presidential campaign.