Let’s talk about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign finances, campaign finances, campaign finances:
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 4, 2019
AOC’s chief of staff ran $1M slush fund by diverting campaign cash to his own companies https://t.co/XS4cMug0Ha
— Alex Rosenwald (@AlexRosenwald) March 4, 2019
BREAKING: Two PACs founded by AOC’s top aide funneled $1+ million in political donations into two of his own private companies, new FEC complaint says
AOC also enacted a policy for her office that allows her staff to avoid public financial disclosure lawshttps://t.co/2rq7fQFb3r
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 4, 2019
More from the Washington Examiner:
The cash transfers from the PACs — overseen by Saikat Chakrabarti, the freshman socialist Democrat’s chief of staff — run counter to her pledges to increase transparency and reduce the influence of “dark money” in politics.
Chakrabarti’s companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how the political donations were used.
The arrangement skirted reporting requirements and may have violated the $5,000 limit on contributions from federal PACs to candidates, according to the complaint filed by the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group.
“It does seem like there’s something amiss. I can only think of really two likely possibilities for this sort of pattern of disbursements,” said [Adav Noti, the senior director of the Campaign Legal Center and a former FEC lawyer]. “One is the scam PAC possibility — they’re really just paying themselves and they’re concealing it by using the LLC. The other is that there’s actually another recipient, that the money is going to the LLC and then being disbursed in some other way that they want to conceal.”
You’ll want to read the whole thing. Suffice it to say, it looks like AOC has got some ‘splaining to do.
— Will (@Oil_Guns_Merica) March 4, 2019
— Pouncing Coder Brad (@bradcundiff) March 4, 2019
The swamp hot tub seems to be just the right temperature apparently for her.
— Justen (@blanco_basura) March 4, 2019
Isn’t that convenient?
— Tony (@AKGallant) March 4, 2019
We can’t wait to see how this movie ends.