People are finally waking up to the corruption, greed, and foolishness of this freshman politician!
Amid a brewing controversy over her affiliation with the PAC that helped get her elected, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) and her chief of staff were officially de-listed from the Justice Democrats’ board on Friday.
The “quiet” removal of Ocasio-Cortez from the board was first reported by The Daily Caller’s Andrew Kerr. The removal was made official in a corporate filing to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs on Friday.
Kerr provides some background on the congresswoman’s affiliation with the group: “The New York Democrat and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, who served as her campaign chair, joined the board of Justice Democrats in December 2017, according to the political action committee’s website. It also said the two held ‘legal control over the entity’ at the same time it was playing a key role in supporting Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign prior to her shock victory over incumbent Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in June 2018.”
Though the move was not officially documented until Friday, Ocasio-Cortez’s attorneys claim that she was removed from the board back in June 2018. However, as Kerr notes, as late as March 14, 2019, she was still listed in corporate filings as an “entity governor” of the group.
The PAC’s move comes amid mounting questions about her affiliation with the Justice Democrats and just days after a legal complaint filed by a Virginia-based conservative group, Fox News notes in its coverage of the story. “The development is the latest in the controversy surrounding the left-wing firebrand’s campaign,” Fox reports. “Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti were accused in an FEC complaint of violating campaign finance law by funneling nearly $1 million in contributions from PACs, including Justice Democrats, to private companies also controlled by Chakrabarti.”
The complaint, filed by conservative National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) on March 4, alleges that Chakrabarti established two PACs — Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress PAC — which then transferred over $885,000 in contributions to two “shell” companies he controlled and that are exempt from reporting their significant expenditures to the FEC, thus potentially skirting campaign finance laws.
Ocasio-Cortez failed to disclose to the FEC that she and Chakrabarti maintained “legal control” over the PAC while it backed her campaign, Kerr reports. The allegations in the complaint are serious enough that a former FEC commissioner told The Daily Caller that Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti could face severe repercussions, while another former FEC commissioner stated in a March 10 op-ed for Fox that he believes there’s enough evidence to merit an investigation.
“As a former FEC commissioner who has studied the complaint against Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti, I have concluded that there is unquestionably more than enough evidence to justify the FEC opening a civil investigation,” wrote former FEC Commissioner Hans A. von Spakovsky. “And there’s also enough evidence for the U.S. Justice Department to seriously consider opening a criminal investigation.”
“Federal law (52 U.S.C. §30104) and the pertinent FEC regulation (11 CFR §104.3(b)(4)) require any political committee – and both of these entities [the companies Chakrabarti controlled] would qualify – to provide itemized descriptions of all their expenditures over $200,” von Spakovsky explains. “Simply listing ‘strategic consulting’ for almost $900,000 in disbursements to an organization that admits it was doing all of the administrative work of the campaign – including fundraising, campaign advertisements, organizing rallies and speaking events, and handling volunteers – certainly does not meet this requirement.”
Src: The Daily Wire
THANK GOD , THEY WOKE UP
SHES GOING TO JAIL VERY GOOD
I doubt it. She’s a DemonRat.
Wow and they have been trying to hang trump on a $100000 contract payment to a porn actor! So if they i.peach trump for campaign fund violations what do they do with AOC and her million dollar in corrupt campaign funding? Democrats always a bullshit double standard.
Hopefully, the FEC will take the evidence on AOC’s campaign shenanigans & run with it. Were it left to the Dems to investigate it, it would go to the Land of Nowhere with the other investigations they’ve done of fellow Dems.
You are SO RIGHT about that!
They’re not going to impeach Trum. When are you idiots going to learn
They’re not going to impeach Trump. When are you idiots going to learn
Because Democrats are Hypocrites 100%.
Trumps payment to porn worker was not from campaign funds, he’s got billions. He had no need to USE campaign funds, AOC on the other hand was using it like her piggy bank for heaven knows what because they can’t say, have no receipts for where it went,…lots of difference. DJT not guilty of campaign fraud, AOC …is.
this bartender should be shut down and illegal funds returned added to jail time
I believe that the author made a mistake when referring to her as a firebrand, the correct word is FRUITCAKE.
Lock her up and throw away the key!
Damn right. I absolutely cannot stand this evil corrupt should I say woman or should I say b**** she hates this country she’s here just to get rich off of it her and her friend chakaraibit whatever his freaking name is
yeah sure there may be sufficiant evedence according to FORMER FEC people but lets see if anybody CURRENT does a damn thing about it. All I see is a lot of talk about what Dems could have done to them, but never see anyone acting on it. If it were a republican they would have already filed charges before this story broke. i’ve read several times over the past few weeks. Time to STOP talking and Give Me A break.
Now she needs to be removed from congress!
She needs to be removed form the USA!!
Remember..these socialist that mandate government regulations to us….will never be effected by those same rules that they force on us..
HAHAHAHAHAHA, I love it!
It is time to remove her from Congress, she loike the rest of the left are vary crocked, the poll’s show that 99% of the American people disapprove of her, lets quit with the slap on the wrist she broke the law, no pass, jail time for her, NOW.
this bartender needs to be held accountable
CORTEZ IS A CORRUPT SOCIALIST PIG!!! PAR FOR THE COURSE WITH CORRUPT SOCIALIST PIGS!!! STOP ELECTING CORRUPT SOCIALIST PIGS!!!! SHE BELONGS ON A JAIL CELL, NOT A CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE.
CORTAZ IS A CORRUPT SOCIALIST PIG!!!!
CORTEZ IS A CORRUPT SOCIALIST PIG!!!!
Why did it take this long to get the freshmen to shut up!
Time for this communist dingbat to be moved out of our sight.
Rules are for the ruled, not the rulers.
Now, if they can oust her from Office, I will be happy!
What about the Mr. Reagan video? Did she really go to an audition to get the support of the nerds who are her puppeteers?
Time for this communist dingbat to disappear from our sight.
I haven’t seen her or heard her mouth for a few days. Maybe (just maybe) they have shut her up. But, I don’t believe for a minute that she will ever be held accountable for her misdeeds.
Time to make them pay back the money and send them back home we don’t need them in our country
I am glad to read about Cortez. Now the next action that must follow is to remove her from Congress
We are missing the main collabrater and funder is the most dangerous man in america-GEORGE SOROS-he started GLOBAL WARMING AND BOUGHT OFF AL WHORE IN THE EARLY 90’S.He should be BROUGHT UP ON TREASON against America!
There is a lot of talk being done but, I haven’t seen anything done yet. Someone really needs to grow some balls and take care of all these dumbasses
I would love to see that!
First remove her from Congress then end her socialist arse to jail after making her pay anything she illegally took. This smug bitch needs to be made an example of!
Loudmouth Cortez needs to go to prison, now she needs to be kicked out Congress
I hope everyone doesn’t believe that just because they got rid of Omar and Cortez that you have seen the last of the Democratic dirty tricks? Just keep you eyes on the parties next stunt. It will be the same kinda thing but, Since Omar and Cortez got tossed out of Congress, The next one will get to stay in. “One rotten apple will destroy a whole barrel of good apples.” And there are more than just one rotten apples in the Democratic Party.
She should be kicked out of Congress along with the rest of the socialist left wing new nazis
WHOOHOO!!! Pay up!!! Get out of office and into your new PJ’s, orange jump suit!!!! Way to go donkey teeth!!!!
Isn’t Democrat and Justice an oxymoron?
There are 4 women who fall in line with AOC. lets remove them all.
Take a look at the president and at last two of his children plus his son – in – law and rethink your statement, Mr. Jeffers.
The Demcoms can not get rid of AOC because she perfectly fits the image of their masot, the Braying JACKASS!!!
this bartender needs to be held accountable for her actions
IF SHE COMMITS THE CRIME, THEN SHE DOES THE TIME. NO EXCEPTION OKAY?
She a nut bad for USA that god we got Trump the right guy people save USA vote Trump 2020
YOU GET WHAT YOU VOTE FOR
You get what you vote for!
She’s Cleaning Out Her Own SWAMP !!!
The Only way to stop these corrupt politicians is to push back by speaking the Truth-!!!
I can just imagine her reply “What dis, me no comprende all zeze capitalistic rules”.
All I’m interested in is, when is the little witch going to be kicked out of congress?
Only a matter of time, play with fire and you get burned. Hope that big mouth will finally be silenced,