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Well, I contributed a lot to various Senators,
and through various committees, to the
Vice President and President I
contributed $50,000. You see, you can
give any one of them a check up to
$3,000 made out to a state or national
committee, and they can in turn get the
committees to cash the checks or make
use of the money in any way they want.
But actually there's no legal way you
can give them a large amount of money,
except by making out checks to a variety
of organized committees.
Well, forgive me for asking, but you did mention
Yes. In addition to that I gave a great deal of
money to individual Senators and
Congressmen through their committees.
And what Kennedy or Johnson did about
retrieving the money to use in whatever
way they wanted to, I really don't know,
but they could have gotten the committee
to cash the checks and give it to them
to use for whatever expenses they had.
It's really an extremely awkward way to
have to contribute, but this is the way
it's done. If anybody wants to give more
than $3,000 he has to do it that way.
It's ludicrously complicated because it
can be gotten around so easily, and it's
accepted by everyone as a way of life.
Nobody is saying you mustn't do this;
everyone accepts it. It's universally
done this way. It's a way of getting
around a limitation.
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