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DOJ investigation into this Democrat just turned up horrifying evidence


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The Left has nowhere left to run. Their crimes are finally coming to the surface.

And a DOJ investigation into this Democrat just turned up horrifying evidence.

Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., paid her husband an additional $15,000 from her candidacy committee this year, despite facing a Justice Department investigation into her campaign spending, according to new papers.

The progressive “Squad” member’s campaign made two $2,500 compensation payments to her spouse, Cortney Merritts, each month between January 1 and March 29, according to paperwork filed with the Federal Election Commission and disclosed on Monday.

Since January 2022, the Bush campaign has paid Merritts a total of $135,000 in security services, which have been recorded as “wage expenses” since April 2023.

The Bush campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In January, Bush disclosed that Department of Justice officials were looking into her campaign committee’s spending on security services.

“As a rank-and-file member of Congress I am not entitled to personal protection by the House, and instead have used campaign funds as permissible to retain security services,” said Bush.

“In accordance with all applicable laws and House rules, I retained my husband as part of my security team to provide security services because he has extensive experience in this area, and is able to provide the necessary services at or below a fair market rate.”

Politicians may compensate family members from their committees if they perform “bona fide” services at fair market value.

Merritts, on the other hand, pocketed the money while Bush’s campaign spent substantially more on private detail businesses based in St. Louis, such as PEACE Security. She has spent more than $770,000 on these services.

Merritts, whose online accounts and posts show that he worked at a train company for years before founding a moving company, lacked a private security license as of late February 2023. He was also not listed in a database of licensed security specialists in Washington, D.C., according to Fox News Digital.

At least two watchdog groups have filed complaints against Bush about security payments.

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust filed the initial lawsuit last year, and it is still pending. The House Ethics Committee has since exonerated Bush in a second complaint filed by the Committee to Defeat the President.

In October, reporters questioned Merritts as the couple exited a Washington, D.C., fundraiser for California Democrat candidate Derek Marshall. During the encounter, Merritts appeared to backtrack on his campaign role after telling the filmmaker he didn’t have one.

“I don’t have a role in the campaign, man,” Merritts told a videographer when asked what his function was.

However, when questioned, he stated that he worked for the campaign.

“I’m still in the campaign; I still do security with the campaign. Have a good night, man. Be safe,” Merritts said before getting into a car with Bush.

According to FEC reports, Bush is still being outspent in the Democratic primary for Missouri’s 1st Congressional District.

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