A complaint filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission accused Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), who has admitted to fabricating key details of his biography, of wide-ranging campaign finance violations.
The alleged wrongdoing includes masking the true source of his campaign’s funding, misrepresenting his campaign’s spending and using campaign resources to cover personal expenses.
And the article goes into great detail, count by count. Oddly there is not one of those boilerplate statements about contacting Santos for a comment. I was really looking forward to an epic denial statement.
UPDATE 1: Tiger Beat afternoon’s email thingie:
— A Santos campaign aide allegedly impersonated KEVIN McCARTHY’s chief of staff to get money from top donors. CNBC’s Brian Schwartz reports that in both the 2020 and 2022 cycles,wealthy Republicans “received calls and emails from a man who said he was DAN MEYER, McCarthy’s chief of staff. … His name was actually SAM MIELE, and he worked for Santos raising money for his campaign, according to one GOP donor who contributed to Santos’ campaign.” (The Washington Times reported in December on the McCarthy staffer impersonation, but didn’t identify the staffer.)
— And Santos’ campaign allegedly broke campaign finance laws, reports WaPo’s Isaac Stanley-Becker: “The alleged wrongdoing includes masking the true source of his campaign’s funding, misrepresenting his campaign’s spending and using campaign resources to cover personal expenses. The [FEC] complaint, filed by the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, could propel a formal investigation into Santos by the federal regulator.”