Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was questioned by a reporter on Tuesday – a rare sight – about the questions swirling around her campaign and allegations of shady finances. She couldn’t get away fast enough.
WIBC News reports:
Ocasio-Cortez Flees in Panic as Fox News Reporter Hammers Her with Tough Questions
Former waitress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is denying allegations that two political action committees founded by her top aide funneled over $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies.
The 29-year-old Democratic bird brain pushed back against a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday, which raised questions about cash transfers from the PACs that are overseen by her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti.
“There is no violation,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, when she was confronted by a reporter for Fox News at Ronald Reagan National Airport.
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The questions about her campaign have gotten worse in a matter of days.
FOX News reports:
Ocasio-Cortez, chief of staff illegally moved $885G in campaign contributions ‘off the books,’ FEC complaint alleges
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, the progressive firebrand’s multimillionaire chief of staff, apparently violated campaign finance law by funneling 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.
Amid the allegations, a former FEC commissioner late Monday suggested in an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation that Ocasio-Cortez and her team could separately be facing major fines and potentially even jail time if they were knowingly and willfully violating the law by hiding their control of the Justice Democrats political action committee (PAC). Such an arrangement could have allowed Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign to receive donations in excess of the normal limit, by pooling contributions to both the PAC and the campaign itself.
The FEC complaint asserts that Chakrabarti established two PACs, the Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC, and then systematically transfered more than $885,000 in contributions received by those PACs to the Brand New Campaign LLC and the Brand New Congress LLC — companies that, unlike PACs, are exempt from reporting all of their significant expenditures. The PACs claimed the payments were for “strategic consulting.”
Will the rest of the media finally start looking into this?