Justice Dept Asks FEC To Pause As Prosecutors Investigate George Santos

The Federal Elections Commission was asked to pause on any enforcement action against George Santos as prosecutors conduct their own criminal probe into his campaign finance issues.
Rep. George Santos (screen capture)

The troubles for truth-challenged Rep. George Santos (R-NY) kicked into gear this afternoon as the Justice Department asked the Federal Elections Commission to  pause on any enforcement action against Santos as prosecutors conduct their own criminal probe.

Kitara, girl, you in trouble…

From the Washington Post:

The request, which came from the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section, is the clearest sign to date that federal prosecutors are examining Santos’s campaign finances.

The Justice Department request also asked that the FEC provide any relevant documents to the Justice Department, according to the knowledgeable people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the matter’s sensitivity.

Read the full report here. There’s much more.

In related news, the Securities and Exchange Commission has reportedly interviewed two people about Santos’s work with Harbor City Capital, an investment firm that was forced to shut down in 2021 after the SEC accused it of operating a “classic Ponzi scheme.”

Plus – MotherJones reported today they’d gone through Santos’ 2020 campaign reports and found “donors” who say they never donated to his campaign.