"Dear Mr. Garten:
On behalf of our client, Right to Rise PAC, Inc. ("RTR"), we write to respond to your December 4th, 2015 letter, in which you state your intentions to "seek immediate legal action" against RTR should it produce and disseminate certain political communications that "directly and personally" attack your client, Donald Trump.
Please be aware that RTR is a federal "Leadership PAC" that has never produced, and has no plans to produce, advertisements against your client, or any political candidate for that matter. As a Leadership PAC, RTR was organized to raise money to support conservative candidates through direct contributions.
It is possible you are confusing RTR with any number of federal independent expenditure-only committees (i.e. "Super PACs") that have exercised their First Amendment rights to educate the public about your client's public statements and stances on important public policy issues. We suggest you consult the Federal Election Commission's ("FEC") website (
In addition, although RTR has no plans to produce any advertisements against your client, we are intrigued (but not surprised) by your continued efforts to silence critics of your client's campaign by employing litigious threats and bullying.
As a candidate for President, your client is a public figure and his campaign should, and will, be
Hat tip to the Washington Post here.