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President Barack Obama on Wednesday will address the successor to his campaign group, Organizing For Action, amid criticism that the group amounts to paying for access to the president.

The price of attending Wednesday’s “founders summit” is $50,000, according to The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Politico’s Mike Allen reported on the planned appearance on Monday.

The group is designed to use the president’s muscular campaign apparatus to achieve his second-term goals on gun control, climate change and immigration.

The Times’ revelation that donors who gave or raised $500,000 or more would get quarterly meetings with the president appeared to amount to charging for access. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said last week that the “notion that there is a set price for a meeting with the president of the United States is just wrong,” but he did not directly deny the report.

SOURCE: huffingtonpost.com

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