It all makes sense now.
Courtesy of CNBC:
President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign violated the law by masking millions in spending, a nonprofit democracy group alleged in a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday.
The Campaign Legal Center said in the 81-page filing that the president’s reelection campaign and campaign committee hid $170 million in spending to major vendors as well as family members and associates by diverting the money through firms headed by Brad Parscale, who was replaced as campaign manager earlier this month, as well as other senior campaign officials.
The nonprofit alleged that the campaign effectively laundered money in order to hide payments to contractors and advisors, including the maker of a campaign app, as well as Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law, and Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News host who is dating the president’s son Donald Trump Jr.
“This scheme flies in the face of transparency requirements mandated by federal law, and it leaves voters and donors in the dark about where the campaign’s funds are actually going,” said Trevor Potter, a former Republican FEC chair and the president of the Campaign Legal Center.
Yeah, I think being caught hiding 170 million dollars in campaign funds might inspire some feelings of self-destruction.
Of course, nothing is going to come of this legally, at least not until we get a new administration and they appoint another FEC commissioner.
However, the public humiliation on top of being thrown under the bus by his boss might be enough to send a fragile psyche over the edge.
By the way that arrest the other day was a lot uglier than we were first told.
Courtesy of the Sun-Sentinel:
Fort Lauderdale police on Monday released records detailing how Sunday’s standoff unfolded at Parscale’s home, starting with his wife’s call for help and ending with officers detaining Parscale for psychiatric evaluation. Officers recovered 10 firearms from his home, including several pistols, a shotgun and rifle, and saw that Parscale’s wife had bruises on her arm and face.
Brad Parscale’s standoff with police officers happened Sunday afternoon on DeSoto Drive, where Parscale, 44, lives with his wife, Candice Parscale.
The confrontation with officers started after an argument between the couple. Candice Parscale says her husband chambered a round into a pistol during a heated exchange between the two.
It’s unclear what they were arguing about, but she says she fled the house in fear and ran to a neighbor’s residence, from which she called the cops.
On the phone, she told a 911 dispatcher that she heard a gunshot shortly after exiting the residence, and was afraid her husband was going to kill himself. Later, she told an officer she couldn’t be sure if it had been a gunshot, or a car backfiring.
She also told officers that Brad Parscale had been ‘stressed out” over the past two weeks and had made comments about shooting himself.
Candice Parscale also said Brad Parscale drinks and “suffers from PTSD,” and had a collection of guns inside the home.
Gee, PTSD, alcohol, and multiple firearms, what could go wrong?
I have the feeling that there is a lot more to learn about Brad Parscale and his time working for the Trump Campaign.
Perhaps some of that might come out in the next few days and weeks.