AOC’s Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, Has Come under Investigation for Possible Illegal Handling of more than $1-million in Campaign Donations – And He Has Resigned

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Saikat Chakrabarti, the mastermind behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign and proposed Green New Deal, resigned as her chief of staff last week at the same time as coming under federal investigation. Two PACs are being probed, Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats, both set up by Chakrabarti to support Marxist candidates across the country. More than $1-million in political donations was funneled into two private companies that Chakrabarti also incorporated and controlled. Both companies had similar names to the PACs. While PACs must follow stringent federal rules on disclosure of spending and fundraising, private companies are not subject to the same transparency. The $5,000 limit on contributions from PACs to candidates may have been violated. -GEG

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 brash Chakrabarti, who masterminded Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign and steered her proposed Green New Deal, had caused uproar in the halls of Congress with a series of combative tweets that contributed to a rift between his rookie boss and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“People were not happy that he used his Twitter account to comment about members and the bills that he and his boss oppose,” a senior House Democratic staffer said. “There was a series of colliding and cascading grievances.”

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.

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Tom Ball
Tom Ball
11 months ago

It looks like Indian Marxists can be as greedy and self serving as anyone.
Nevertheless, all the Dead Heads in our society believe that putting them in charge will solve everything.