Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has found a new low. I wonder how long it will be until Bernie Sanders start distancing himself from her? The Rep has been lying and running her mouth about things that she doesn’t understand almost nonstop. And now it appears she is trying to hide what she is doing with her campaign funds.
“New York. Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, the progressive firebrand’s multimillionaire chief of staff, apparently violated campaign finance law by working to funnel nearly $1 million in contributions from political action committees Chakrabarti established to private companies that he also controlled, according to an explosive complaint filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and obtained by Fox News.
The filing asserts that Chakrabarti established two political action committees, the Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC, and then transferred more than $885,000 in contributions received by those PACs to the Brand New Congress LLC — a company that, unlike the PACs, is exempt from reporting all of its expenditures over $200. The PACs claimed the payments were for “strategic consulting.”
Although such transfers would not necessarily be improper, the complaint, drafted by the conservative, Virginia-based National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), argued that the goal of the “extensive” scheme was seemingly to illegally dodge detailed legal reporting requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, which are designed to track campaign expenditures.
Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti, according to the complaint, appeared to have “orchestrated an extensive off-the-books operation to make hundreds of thousands of dollars of expenditures in support of multiple candidates for federal office.”
“According to Tom Anderson, director of NLPC’s Government Integrity Project, “These are not minor or technical violations. We are talking about real money here. In all my years of studying FEC reports, I’ve never seen a more ambitious operation to circumvent reporting requirements. Representative Ocasio-Cortez has been quite vocal in condemning so-called dark money, but her own campaign went to great lengths to avoid the sunlight of disclosure.”
AOC has long been in over her head. I wonder if she even knows what her Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, did. They should go after her. She claims Trump is not transparent enough and then she hides her money so it will be harder to track her?! More Democrat hypocrisy.