Monday, March 21, 2022

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Facing Stock Trade Controversy, Cindy Axne Used Taxpayer Funds To Hire Dem Fixer

Iowa Dem paid Marc Elias thousands in office money just days after watchdog complaint

Just two days after a nonpartisan watchdog group filed a complaint showing congresswoman Cindy Axne failed to disclose up to $645,000 in stock trades, the Iowa Democrat used thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds to hire liberal fixer Marc Elias.

From Sept. 24 to Sept. 30, Axne paid Elias Law Group nearly $5,700 for a "non-technology service contract," House disbursement disclosures show. Axne's partnership with Elias continued into October, when she paid the longtime Democratic operative an additional $12,567. The September contract began just two days after the Campaign Legal Center filed an ethics complaint showing Axne sold "more than 40 assets with a total value ranging from approximately $43,043 to $645,000" in 2019 and 2020 "without disclosing the transactions," a violation of the STOCK Act, which requires members of Congress to report large financial transactions within 30 days.

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