The gift that keeps on giving - AOC

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Long and very interesting bit of investigative writing by Luke Thompson at Medium:

The Congresswoman Loves the Swamp
Last Friday, my mentions died for your sins. I posted a screen grab of Riley Roberts’s House Microsoft Outlook card, including his official house.gov email address, office phone number, and his designation as “Staff”. Roberts is the boyfriend of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Congresswoman was upset.

Throwing caution to the wind, she stormed into my mentions, asserting this was just a way to give Mr. Roberts access to her official calendar.

Luke does a bit of digging, notices tha Ocasio-Cortez' boyfriend is getting paid by her PAC

So I went to the FEC, did a little searching, and discovered that, lo and behold, there’s more to the story.

AOCs Chief of Staff is Saikat Chakrabarti - a bit more:

At the beginning of 2017, Chakrabarti created Brand New Congress, an organization dedicated to shaking things up in Democratic primaries. It’s a rather ingenious organization, but one that dwells in a legal gray-area as far as campaign finance law is concerned. It facilitates campaigns on shoestring budgets by providing a single clearinghouse for campaign services, generally filed under the banner of “strategic consulting”. But, as a result, it limits the meaningfulness of FEC disclosures by those campaigns. Additionally, it means that Brand New Congress, unlike most PACs, spends most of its budget on overhead and makes relatively few actual contributions to candidates.

Brand New Congress is actually two entities - a PAC and an LLC. LLCs do not have to disclose campaign contributions.

This is only the smallest of excerpts - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a typical socialist. OK for her and her friends to pocket gobs of money but everyone else is going to eat beans for the rest of their lives. But they have free college.

Go and read the whole thing: The Congresswoman Loves the Swamp

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