Report: Maxine Waters’ Campaign Paid Daughter $240,000

Chairwomen Maxine Waters (D-CA) questions Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill May 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony from the Secretary on the State of the International Financial System, and President Donald Trump’s tax returns. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty …
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Rep. Maxine Waters’ (D-CA) campaign reportedly paid her daughter hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past election cycle.

“Karen Waters received a total of about $240,000 from her 82-year-old mother’s campaign during the election cycle, Federal Election Commission records show,” Fox News reported Friday.

This year’s filing to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) suggests that Karen stepped back into her past role with the campaign.

The article continued:

The newest data appear across two separate pages of the FEC website: a newly submitted listing of campaign payments (called a “post-general” filing) that includes more than $28,000 in payouts to Karen Waters, and an earlier submitted listing on a page titled, “Schedule B: Itemized Disbursements,” that includes more than $212,000 in payments to the daughter.

The newest FEC filing shows five entries for Karen Waters: a $1,000 payment dated Oct. 23 for “Walker payments”; payments of $900 and $5,000, dated Oct. 30 and Nov. 2, respectively, both marked “GOTV”; and payments of $8,750 and $12,500,” dated Nov. 6 and Nov. 17, respectively, both marked “Slate Mailer Management Fee.” The five payments total $28,150.

In 2018, Waters was hit with an ethics complaint from the FEC over funds raised from her campaign mailers, according to Breitbart News.

“Water’s slate mailers have been controversial for years. The California congresswoman reportedly paid her daughter, Karen Waters, and her public relations firm Progressive Connections $750,000 since 2004 to produce sample ballots included in campaign mailers,” the report stated.

However, during an interview last week on MSNBC, Waters suggested that it was President Donald Trump who should face investigation:

What he has done in the four years that he has served as president is simply unconscionable, I think criminal in some cases. He’s placed this country in danger. And the president of the United States is supposed to be about making sure that the country is safe and secure, and he has done everything possible to undermine our democracy. I don’t think that can be overlooked.

Waters added that she doesn’t know what former Vice President Joe Biden would do, but knows he “wants to move on.”

“He does not want to be bogged down in investigations, but I think that the president of the United States should be investigated,” she concluded.


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