Melanie Sloan of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), called the activities, “unseemly, but perfectly legal. And they all do this.”
She said “every president tries to woo donors and while most of us in government reform would like it to not be that way, under the current campaign finance system, that’s what’s allowed.”
A White House official told ABC News that filming the video in the White House residence “is entirely appropriate. The legal restriction is only that we cannot solicit funds in certain offices in the White House which we’re not doing.” The DNC brought the film crew and paid for it.