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February 23, 2021 Press Releases, State Oversight

Watchdog Requests Investigation into Arizona Rep. Mark Finchem for Violations of Financial Disclosure Laws

Today, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs requesting an investigation into whether State Representative Mark Finchem (R-Oro Valley) violated financial disclosure laws by failing to disclose a $6,000 payment the Trump campaign made to his company, Mark Finchem, PLLC, for consulting in support of the former President’s election fraud lie.

Campaign for Accountability Statement on Special Counsel Complaint Against HUD Administrator Lynne Patton

Today, Campaign for Accountability released a statement in reaction to a newly obtained disciplinary complaint filed by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) against former Housing and Urban Development Region II Administrator Lynne Patton for Hatch Act violations for abusing her official office and title for political purposes. OSC informed CfA that its complaint was a direct result of our complaint filed September 21.

CfA Calls for FEC Investigation into Rep. Lauren Boebert for Improper Use of Campaign Funds

Today, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against Representative Lauren Boebert and her campaign for using campaign funds to reimburse herself over $21,000, allegedly for mileage. Boebert’s campaign also failed to maintain required records of her expenses.

TTP Investigation: Facebook Home to Militant ‘Patriot Party’ Movement

Facebook is allowing a far-right, pro-Trump “Patriot Party” movement to take root on its platform, combining elements of militia activity and election conspiracy theories. While the effort so far appears to be largely decentralized, it is spreading rapidly on Facebook. Some of these groups helped organize “Stop the Steal” rallies in Washington, D.C., including the Jan. 6 event that led to the deadly Capitol riot, and are continuing to use the platform to organize.

TTP Investigation: Capitol Attack Was Months in the Making on Facebook

Despite Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s recent statement claiming that the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was “largely organized” on other platforms, TTP’s review of the platform across several months reveals extremist groups relied on Facebook to organize and incite members, fueled by President Trump’s baseless allegations of voter fraud and a “rigged” election.

Watchdog Calls for Ethics Investigation into Senators Hawley and Cruz for Potentially Inciting A Riot and Committing Seditious Conspiracy

Today, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee requesting an investigation into whether Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz knowingly spread 2020 presidential election misinformation motivating the rioters who stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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