Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told House Republicans at an IRS whistleblower hearing that if they were interested in following the evidence, they should investigate Ivanka Trump for felony fraud.
.@AOC “If we do want to follow the evidence, perhaps we should address the investigation of indicted Ivanka Trump who was nearly charged with felony fraud after Donald Trump’s personal attorney made political contributions to the local District Attorney, the charges were dropped.” pic.twitter.com/nFg61mcHDF
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PolitikusSarah) July 19, 2023
An Ocasio-Cortez representative said:
When we talk about political influence, unfortunately we are not here today, because facts have brought us here. We are here today because Donald Trump waged an influence campaign in Congress when he was no longer president of the United States. Additionally, if we want to talk about the charges that have been dismissed, and if we do want to follow the evidence, maybe we should discuss the investigation of Ivanka Trump being indicted — who was nearly charged with felony fraud after Donald Trump’s personal attorney made political contributions to the local DA. The charges were dropped, and we finally see that DA Vance, the attorney for President Trump, made over $50,000 in political contributions after the case was closed.
So we talk about political contributions. If we follow the evidence, that we are willing, this committee, if this committee is going to go there, that they open an investigation into the indictment of Ivanka Trump that was dropped and by the way, if the chairman — if the gentle lady from Georgia, wants to follow the evidence, we also have to hypothetically look at a case where allegations of sex trafficking against a 17 year old girl are potentially—
Representative Ocasio Cortez was running out of time when she got to how the committee should investigate Matt Gaetz for the alleged sex trafficking of a 17-year-old girl.
AOC’s comments aren’t the first time Ivanka Trump and fraud have been linked. New York’s criminal fraud investigation into the Trump Organization extends to Ivanka Trump.
There is also the Donald Trump tax fraud, in which Ivanka Trump is also a party to the alleged crime.
If the Oversight Committee is really interested in following the evidence, they could spend years investigating Ivanka Trump and her family.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also the White House Press Pool and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor of Political Science degree. His postgraduate work focuses on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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