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Maxine Waters Money Mailer Nets FEC Complaint

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has been fundraising off her politically charged rhetoric, calling for ‘resistance’ against President Trump. But now she may be in hot water. Of particular concern are her campaign fundraisers and the flow of three-quarters of a million in donor cash to her daughter, Karen Waters, vis-a-vis her public relations firm Progressive Connections. So far, two complaints have been filed with the Federal Election Commission asking for a full audit. The irony is that Waters has led the effort to impeach President Trump, yet she may come under investigation and prosecution instead.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, one of the most outspoken members of the anti-Trump ‘resistance’ in Congress, is facing fresh questions about a longstanding controversy regarding how her campaign raises money and how those funds have flowed to her daughter.

The California congresswoman has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars each election cycle from some of her state’s biggest politicians paying to be listed on her slate mailers—sample ballots traditionally mailed out to about 200,000 voters in Los Angeles highlighting whom she supports.

Since 2004, the campaign in turn reportedly has paid $750,000 to the congresswoman’s daughter, Karen Waters, or her public relations firm Progressive Connections for help producing them.

A government watchdog in July filed the first of two complaints with the Federal Election Commission asking for a full audit of the Citizens for Waters campaign.The first complaint alleges Waters broke federal campaign finance law, and also names the California Democratic State Central Committee and Sen. Kamala Harris, a likely 2020 Democratic presidential contender.

 

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