AP misses the point
AP: “There is no evidence that Axelrod directly profited from the group’s ads.”
This AP story completely —purposely?— misses the point. What matters is what the law prohibits, not whether David Axelrod “directly profited” from the ad buys.
The only question that matters is whether the law prohibits David Axelrod from negotiating health care deals with anyone sending or causing to be sent sums of money to his former firm while his former firm owes him millions of dollars.