Q: When a politician pays blackmail to a mistress, is it “for the purpose of influencing an election” — and so “must” be paid with campaign funds? Or is it a “personal use” — and so “cannot” be paid with campaign funds?
A: Is the politician a Republican or a Democrat, and which did they do?
Follow-up Q: Are Ukrainian quid pro quos OK for American leaders? How about mishandling classified documents? Questioning election results? Encouraging rioters and would-be assassins? Profiting from political office?
A: Same answer.