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Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, the progressive firebrand's multimillionaire chief of staff, apparently violated campaign finance law by funneling almost $1 million in contributions from political action committees Chakrabarti established to private companies that he also controlled, according to an explosive complaint filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and obtained by Fox News.

Moore also slammed the Green New Deal as being "so completely insane it is bound to be rejected in the end", while calling the young Democrat a "garden-variety hypocrite", in response to a New York Post story that said Ocasio-Cortez frequently used gas-guzzling Uber and Lyft rides during her 2018 campaign instead of car-sharing or taking the subway.

Head over to The New Yorker to read Ocasio-Cortez's full interview.

The complaint was drafted by the Virginia-based National Legal and Policy Center.

After more than two dozen moderate Democrats broke from their party's progressive wing and sided with Republicans on a legislative amendment Wednesday, New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reportedly sounded the alarm in a closed-door meeting Thursday and said those Democrats were "putting themselves on a list".

The National Legal and Policy Center filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Monday, alleging that the congresswoman's chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, broke campaign finance law by sending nearly $1 million from PACs he created, Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC, to private companies he controls.

Smith said he didn't know how the FEC could decide not to investigate a complaint over the issue. We were doing something totally new, which meant a new setup. "So, we were transparent about it from the start".

The National Legal and Policy Center's complaint called Chakrabarti's PAC management "an elaborate scheme to avoid proper disclosure of campaign expenditures".

The payments were for "strategic consulting", according to the filings. "Was it legitimate or not?" A video last month of Ocasio-Cortez firing off questions about dark money and campaign finance laws to experts during a congressional hearing has been viewed about 40 million times, reportedly making it the most watched political video posted on Twitter.

Ocasio-Cortez never disclosed to the FEC that she and Chakrabarti, who served as her campaign chair, controlled the PAC while it was simultaneously supporting her primary campaign, and former FEC commissioners say the arrangement could lead to multiple campaign finance violations.

"This is the very thing that hides a lot of money", Chaffetz said of the arrangement outlined in the complaint.

That's from one complaint already filed with the Federal Election Commission.

An FEC spokesman declined to comment on the complaint on Tuesday.



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