Is Ocasio-Cortez Starting To Get Nervous Over Her Dark Money Complaint?

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On Thursday, lawyer Dan Backer was invited onto the Triggered podcast where he discussed the alleged dark money activities by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her staff. Again, was this nefarious in intent? No. This wasn’t like how Tony Soprano moves money around. In fact, if they had just been upfront with whom they hired to do stuff and labeled properly on the FEC report, none of this would have been much of an issue, but they didn’t. It all stemmed from AOC’s boyfriend, Riley Roberts, having a congressional email account, even though he wasn’t on her staff. Political consultant Luke Thompson discovered this, and it just snowballed from there. It was later discovered that AOC and her now chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti had majority control of Justice Democrats PAC, which was the point of the lance in her primary challenge to Rep. Joe Crowley. They didn’t disclose to the FEC that she and Chakrabarti control the PAC during her insurgent congressional campaign.  Now, the third ethics complaint stems from how Roberts used his account. He’s not on staff, nor is he her spouse, and it’s quite clear that boyfriends (and girlfriends) just can’t have access to the House electronic mail system. The regulations on that are quite clear.

Oh, and what is this about nearly a million dollars being taken off the books?  - More…



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