You know, for all her sanctimony over “dark money” and PACs, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sure learned the ways of the swamp mighty fast, didn’t she?
While there’s nothing wrong with PACs spending money for a particular candidate, it is strictly verboten for a candidate to have anything whatsoever to do with a PAC. And apparently Alex and her chief of staff are all up in PACs.
Why is it the most sanctimonious politicians always turn out to be the most corrupt?
I mean, here Ocasio-Cortez is prattling on and on about going after President Trump’s finances and her own finances are as swampy as hell.
From The Daily Caller:
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti obtained majority control of Justice Democrats PAC in December 2017, according to archived copies of the group’s website, and the two appear to retain their control of the group, according to corporate filingsobtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. If the Federal Election Commission (FEC) finds that the New York Democrat’s campaign operated in affiliation with the PAC, which had raised more than $1.8 million before her June 2018 primary, it would open them up to “massive reporting violations, probably at least some illegal contribution violations exceeding the lawful limits,” former FEC commissioner Brad Smith said.
Ocasio-Cortez never disclosed to the FEC that she and Chakrabarti, who served as her campaign chair, controlled the PAC while it was simultaneously supporting her primary campaign, and former FEC commissioners say the arrangement could lead to multiple campaign finance violations. The group backed 12 Democrats during the 2018 midterms, but Ocasio-Cortez was the only one of those to win her general election.
Keep in mind that Dinesh D’Souza went to jail for a measly ten thousand dollar donation to Senate candidate Wendy Long.
Yet what Ocasio-Cortez and her personal Svengali are accused of is vastly more egregious.
But wait! There’s more!
According to the Washington Examiner, Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff and fellow swamp creature Chakrabarti appears to have diverted over a million dollars of PAC money to his private companies.
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.
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.
This Chakrabarti seems to be the real power behind the “Yaaas, Queen’s” throne.
In other words, Ocasio-Cortez appears to have her own Valerie Jarrett – a shifty, corrupt power-broker who pulls the strings of this vapid, empty suit politician.
No wonder Chakrabarti is her Chief of Staff. My guess is, every stupid policy Ocasio-Cortez burps out is really his.
After all, that moronic FAQ sheet on the Green New Deal that was posted then quickly memory-holed from AOC’s website was written by her money-grubbing Chief of Staff.
It’s a funny thing about socialists. While they seek to deprive you of your hard-earned money, they never tire of finding ways to skirt the law and pad their own bank accounts.
That much never changes.
I’m sure the flying monkeys and human shields who adore Ocasio-Cortez will simply dismiss these complaints. In fact, I fully expect them to excuse it all by saying, “The GOP must be so scared of her!” Because that’s what they say about every bit of criticism that comes down the pike.
But between her glaring hypocrisy over PACs and “dark money” and her startling hypocrisy over “going green,” Ocasio-Cortez is proving that she really is no different from any other Democrat swamp denizen that has come along.
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