Crenshaw Defends ICE Against Ocasio-Cortez's Criticism

Crenshaw Defends ICE Against Ocasio-Cortez's Criticism

The National Legal and Policy Center filed the complaint with the FEC against Chakrabarti, claiming that he may have used his private companies to dodge FEC reporting requirements, as well as a $5,000 cap that limits contributions to federal Political Action Committees (PACs).

The complaint details that the LLC, called Brand New Congress, had an "apparent role ... to act as a conduit for money" raised by federal candidates and the two PACs, Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC.

"It appears "strategic consulting" was a mischaracterization of a wide range of activities that should have been reported individually", the complaint states.

Hilton pointed to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) as one of the faces of the progressive movement, and he argued that her policies - like the Green New Deal and Medicare-for-all - would be "revolutionary in a bad sense".

Ocasio-Cortez denied that her campaign ever paid her boyfriend, or that he was on her payroll. He did not mention that it would also free candidates from the responsibility of disclosure.

After starting Brand New Congress, he formed a Delaware-based LLC, Brand New Campaign LLC.

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Ocasio-Cortez made the comments during a February town hall event in response to criticism generated by her environmental proposal, which she has titled the Green New Deal.

The funds were expended in support of ten or more Congressional candidates by a for-profit entity called Brand New Congress LLC, apparently operated by Chakrabarti.

Per the NLPC complaint, Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti were wrongly unlisted as controlling the PACs which were reportedly funneling money back into their campaign coffers.

The Coolidge Reagan Foundation has also filed another FEC complaint alleging that Brand New Congress PAC was involved in a scheme to funnel money to Ocasio-Cortez's boyfriend, Riley Roberts, according to the Washington Times. He was taken off the website sometime later in January.

Corporations, unlike PACs and candidate campaigns, are exempt from reporting or itemizing all of their significant expenditures, and leave hidden who benefitted from the money. "So the power is in the person who's trying, regardless of the success".

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