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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff under investigation for campaign finance violations

August 4, 2019

  On Friday we learned that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff and her spokesman both quit suddenly. It was made to sound as if  Corbin Trent, her spokesman, quit to focus on her re-election bid while her Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, was on the outs with the rest of the Democratic party for going after Nancy Pelosi on Twitter. But that might not be the case.

  Back in March, although for the most part the story flew under the radar, there were rumors out there that Saikat Chakrabarti had diverted over $1 million in campaign donations to his own private companies which he had set up to hide campaign donations.

  Now it looks as if there is something to the rumors and that might be why Saikat Chakrabarti stepped down on Friday, because he is now under investigation if this story is true.

The Feds are looking into possible campaign finance misdeeds by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff and lead rainmaker, who suddenly resigned Friday, federal sources told The Post.

The inquiry centers on two political action committees founded by Saikat Chakrabarti, the top aide who quit along with Ocasio-Cortez spokesman Corbin Trent, the sources said. Trent left to join the congresswoman’s 2020 re-election campaign.

The two PACs being probed, Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats, were both set up by Chakrabarti to support progressive candidates across the country.

But they funneled more than $1 million in political donations into two private companies that Chakrabarti also incorporated and controlled, according to Federal Election Commission filings and a complaint filed in March with the regulatory agency.

In 2016 and 2017, the PACs raised about $3.3 million, mostly from small donors. A third of the cash was transferred to two private companies whose names are similar to one of the PACs — Brand New Congress LLC and Brand New Campaign LLC — federal campaign filings show.

  Yeah, that sounds a little shady but then there is something else that is very interesting. Remember when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave all her employees a raise? Well, at the same time Saikat Chakrabarti took a massive pay cut which exempted him from reporting outside income.

  Forgive me if I am wrong but is not Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez one of the new members of the Congress who promised to get dirty money out of Washington?

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

11 Comments leave one →
  1. MaddMedic permalink
    August 4, 2019 7:00 pm

    What?? A crooked DemocRAT?? Look …TRUMP!!!

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  2. August 4, 2019 11:00 pm

    … yep, get that dirty money out of WH by putting it right into her bank acct! (overseas).
    Some will think her ‘not so dumb now!’ … until convicted 🤣
    Showing people her crookedness might be the opening of the flood gates of evidence to follow – if only the the media will report (at least some of) the truth, it might make them “see” what’s really going on and 🙏 they “believe what they’re seeing”.
    I’m still thinking the Soros voting machines decided that win in MN, which is so under the dark cloud.

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    • August 5, 2019 5:20 am

      LOL! I didn’t think of it that way!
      MN has a large influx of Muslims and I think that has most to do with how she got elected.

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      • August 6, 2019 12:10 am

        MN people better ‘realize’ what’s going on here or they’ll be forced to bow 5 times a day, pray to a god they don’t know (don’t know the Real Creator so nothing new). When that ‘voice is heard over the speaker or on the radio’ everyone stop what they’re doing, get their pray rug (stop freeway traffic) OR suffer the consequences if they don’t abide/adhere to Sariah Law! That should go over well 😬

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      • August 6, 2019 5:21 am

        Somebody said, and I wish I could remember who it was, when there is a void in you because you do not have God something will come along and fill that void and we see that all the time.
        I think it was Mark Steyn’s book “America Alone” where he discussed this problem we are seeing in MN and London. Muslims average 5 children a family and they move into these areas and eventually become the majority.

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  3. peter3nj permalink
    August 5, 2019 7:47 am

    What’s a million diverted purloined stolen buckeroos between crooked Democrats? Bubba and Hillary wrote the book on this stuff but surely all’s well in the new swamp.

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  4. August 5, 2019 2:33 pm

    Why Steve…. looks like this is another racist racist racist story just trying to go after Cortex!! The odds of something happening to him? I put about 10 of my chips on it – out of a hundred.

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