We often get lost in the is-ought problem.
To what degree would a presidential candidate be allowed to accept money from foreign corporations, and foreign governments?
Please include typical mechanisms they use to provide support, such as shadow-advocacy groups, and the like. I'm just curious to know what exactly would be illegal, especially with regard to the Trump fiasco. If this was a SuperPAC or the like and Putin gave by proxy of a corporation, would this even be against the law?
What is it precisely that went wrong? It's not the spirit -- but a technicality?