Re: Pocketed $617M out of $1.26B in donations.
In fairness, I think there were substantial campaign distributions from that but probably some considerable campaign finance violations contained therein.
Hard to tell anything to the GQP folks who know everything but it would have been a good idea to not gut the FEC when you're laying all your chips on a couple of crime families. Knowing somebody was watching would have been somewhat helpful.
Sounds a little like the pyschological warfare waged by the Lincoln Project worked. They targeted Dennison- getting him to understand that Parscale was scamming him (he was) and got him to move a chunk of funds out of reach.
But I'm sure an opportunity to rake some off themselves would not have been missed.