AOC’s Campaign Finance Nightmare: $1M Went To Chief Of Staff’s Companies

Written by Wes Walker on March 5, 2019

If there’s a possible explanation besides ‘inept’ and ‘corrupt’… we’ve yet to see it.

Maybe Shifty Schiff and the Democrat oversight committees can take a break from tilting against windmills in their quest to KO Trump, and turn their attention to an actual known issue.

Like this Million-dollar campaign funding dumpster fire raging in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office.

It didn’t take long for that pious ‘lightning round’ speech she gave to backfire.

Two political action committees founded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide funneled over $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.

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.
Source: Washington Examiner

You might say ‘accounting irregularities’ were noticed in AOC’s campaign finances.

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.

Campaign finance attorneys described the arrangement as “really weird” and an indication “there’s something amiss.” They said there was no way of telling where the political donations went — meaning they could have been pocketed or used by the company to pay for off-the-books campaign operations.
Source: Washington Examiner

“May have violated limits on contributions?”

“No way of telling where the donations went?”

Gee, that sounds an awful lot like that evil ‘Dark Money’ Democrats keep warning us about.

But we already know that opaque structure isn’t a bug in the system, it’s a feature, intended to be ‘clever’.

Or maybe NOT so clever after all. We’ve reported on it previously, but the story is snowballing.

It led him to look into ‘Brand New Congress’ an organization (actually TWO organizations) set up by the same Chakrabarti mentioned above. Now one of AOC’s staffers. It has some interesting qualities. 1) it operates lawfully in a legal grey area. (2) its role as a ‘clearinghouse’ of consulting services makes campaign finance contributions murky. (3) it operates as both types of legal entities… One part is a PAC AND the other is a LLC.

This becomes relevant because LLCs need not disclose or itemize spending.
Read the rest: Campaign Finance: Is CNN’s Beloved Occasional Cortex Just Another ‘Swamp Thing’?

Her supporters played the “she’s just a naive young girl” card. Great friends she has there.

The defense is just as damning as the original accusation.

How long until the media starts to regret making her the face of their #Resist movement?

Eventually, even media darlings get dropped as a lost cause. Look no further than how they’ve turned on Canada’s ‘Feminist’ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Will the media be forced to ‘back away slowly’ from the star they’ve hitched themselves to? Or will they double down and go for broke?

You can see it in her eyes, she’s got big plans for America. Big, psychotic plans.

Plans for putting a stake through the heart of industry, in the name of Democratic Socialism. Plans for dismantling ICE and letting illegals stream over our borders. Plans for outlawing cars, and our burgers. Because otherwise, the world will end in 12 years. And you’d better do it, or else, because she’ll tell ya “I’m The Boss!”

She’s not exactly ‘shelf stable’, but she IS an elected representative. She’s Alexandria Occasio-Cortez: The American Psycho!

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