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George Santos latest news: DoJ ‘conducting criminal probe into Congressman’ as campaign financing comes into spotlight

George Santos: Imposter in Congress | On the ground

George Santos is now being accused of a vile joke about Hitler and the murder of Jews and blacks in a post that appeared on Facebook, the latest scandal to hit the newly elected congressman.

In a 2011 Facebook comment received by PatchMr. Santos allegedly wrote: “Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh Hiiiiiiiiiiiitlerrrrrrrrrr (Hight Hitler) lololololololololololola will kill her!! Jews and blacks are mainly lollol !!! Doom.

A former roommate of Santos confirmed the accuracy of the information to the publication and said that the congressman often made anti-Semitic comments. Mr. Santos’ attorney told Patch that the Facebook post was “completely false.”

The accusation came because the congressman had previously been caught lying about being Jewish and his grandparents fled the Holocaust. He later retracted claims that he was “Jewish”.

Santos was exposed not only for a series of lies during his campaign, but also for a revised financial disclosure form he filed with the Federal Election Commission this week. First, there are two loans, $500,000 and $125,000, that are no longer identified as coming from Mr. Santos’ personal funds, as they used to be.


Justice Department appears to be conducting criminal investigation – report

The Justice Department has given a clear signal that it has launched a criminal investigation into George Santos, according to a new report.

Washington Post reveals that the Justice Department has asked the Federal Election Commission to delay any action against Mr. Santos while they conduct a parallel criminal investigation.

The request also asked that any relevant documents be handed over to the Justice Department, the newspaper said, citing two people familiar with the matter.

The 34-year-old congressman was found to have lied extensively during his campaign, drawing the attention of the Justice Department and the Fed. And while he admitted to “beautifying” his resume, he refused to resign.

Richard HallJanuary 28, 2023 15:19


Santos claimed to have a “personal relationship” with the CEO of California’s pension system.

While working for a small Harbor City investment firm in Florida, Mr. Santos claimed to have “a personal relationship with Marcy Frost, CEO of CalPERS.”

He said they had “many good relationships over the past four years”.

CalPERS, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, denied these claims, stating that Mail that none of those who are called George Santos or George Devolder “has any relationship with the CEO of the pension fund.”

“We were unable to find any record of any relationship, business or otherwise, with this individual,” a spokesman told the newspaper.

Gustav KilanderJanuary 28, 2023 14:30


Santos claims to have flipped a table in Blackstone CEO’s office

While working for a small Harbor City investment firm in Florida, Mr. Santos claimed to have flipped a table in the office of Blackstone CEO Steven Schwartzman.

“I was actually sitting in a chair in the Blackstone office on the day the deal was signed…and I flipped back flipping the table on the CEO…I flipped the table on Schwartzman,” he said during a Zoom meeting. to Washington Post.

“I walked out of there feeling like a completely incompetent idiot,” he added.

This was announced by the representative of Blackstone. Mail that Mr. Schwartzman “does not remember any such incidents or meetings with Mr. Santos, and we have not found any information that Mr. Santos had a business relationship with Blackstone.”

Gustav KilanderJanuary 28, 2023 13:45


Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mays Calls on George Santos to Resign: ‘This Guy Doesn’t Fit’

Republican Representative Nancy Mays of South Carolina criticized fellow Republican Party Representative George Santos of New York and said he should resign.

Republican from South Carolina spoke to Independent in an exclusive interview.

“I mean, if you look at the allegations of campaign finance, there are serious problems,” she said.

In particular, according to NBC News, federal prosecutors are investigating violations of financial disclosures and loans. “Nothing he ever said turned out to be true.”

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Eric Garcia28 January 2023 12:00


VIDEO: What Congressman George Santos Says About the News

What Congressman George Santos Says About the News

IndependentJanuary 28, 2023 11:15


Drag artist claims George Santos was a liberal in Brazil but ‘went crazy’ when he moved to the US

The Brazilian drag artist, who knew George Santos when he lived in the country, spoke more about the congressman’s political background in a new interview. Insider.

Eula Rochard explained in her latest interview that Mr. Santos was once a proud supporter of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the current president of Brazil, who recently returned to office after successfully fighting allegations of corruption that, like him and his supporters, claimed to have been politically motivated.

According to Ms Roshar, his support for the president, known by the pseudonym Lula, was focused on the latter’s support for LGBT rights.

“Lula promised to pass laws to help us gays. They were all Lulists, and so was Anthony because he hung out with us,” Ms. Roshar said, addressing the congressman by one of the names he used.

“He was not a bad person,” Ms Roshar added of Mr. Santos when he lived in Brazil. “He was an ordinary gay teenager in a country where there were no laws protecting gays.”

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John BowdenJanuary 28, 2023 10:30


From the First Questions to the Republican Party’s Reaction: A Chronology of George Santos’ Multiple Scandals

George Santos officially became a member of Congress after a long vote to select the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Republican Party and being sworn in in the 118th Congress.

But it wasn’t even clear if he would get there: Haunted by one of the strangest scandals in American politics in recent years, Mr. Santos faced calls for his expulsion and resignation even before he took over as representative. for New York’s 3rd congressional district.

While the Republican freshman remains adamant that he serve two years in the House of Representatives, he still faces growing calls for his resignation and the constant threat of investigations reportedly launched by state and federal authorities.

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John BowdenJanuary 28, 2023 09:45


Ex-boyfriend says Santos will never retire

Pedro Vilarva, Santos’ ex-boyfriend, told CNN that “his ego is too big. He is not going to retire. If they don’t find something to make him (leave), he won’t. That’s for sure, knowing the person who he is.”

“He was always looking for fame and power,” he said. “That’s all he cared about, and he got it.”

Mr. Vilarva said he only found out about Mr. Santos’ marriage to a woman after he moved out of his home.

“It was like a little shock for me,” he told CNN. “But then he said that he was going to get a divorce, he got divorced – and he never got a divorce. And then I found out that they only got divorced in 2019.”

Gustav KilanderJanuary 28, 2023 09:00


Treasurer named in George Santos campaign says he doesn’t work for him

George Santos is facing another headache thanks to amended paperwork filed with the Federal Election Commission this week.

The New York congressman has already faced calls for him to resign or be fired – from both parties – even before he filed papers with the Federal Election Commission this week. Now these documents become the source of problem after problem, each of which can break the law.

The latest issue flagged by ABC News reporters on Thursday relates to filings that several fundraising committees working on behalf of the Santos 2022 campaign have submitted to the agency indicating a change in the person appointed as committee treasurer. These committees are now listed as financially controlled by Thomas Detwyler, a longtime campaign finance specialist.

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John Bowden and Gustav KielanderJanuary 28, 2023 08:15


Jamie Raskin calls Santos a ‘compulsive liar and con man’ as he blows up McCarthy

A Maryland Democrat called Mr. Santos a “compulsive liar” and “con man” when he criticized Speaker Kevin McCarthy for blocking several Democrats from a number of committees.

“By refusing to put Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and Ilhan Omar on their committees, while imprisoning compulsive liar and fraudster George Santos, and bowing to compulsive liar and fraudster Donald Trump, Kevin McCarthy has shown America exactly what he believes in: no what”. Mr Ruskin tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

Gustav KilanderJanuary 28, 2023 07:45

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