Senator Susan Collins received hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions in 2020, and the FBI is investigating.
A recent unsealed search warrant application reveals that the FBI believes a defense company in Hawaii illegally transferred $ 150,000 to a pro-Collins super PAC and made donations for Collins's campaign. There is no evidence that Collins or her team were aware of this.
Collins helped the contractor in question, then called Navatek and since then, renamed Martin Defense Group, secured an $ 8 million Navy contract before most of the donations were made.
The donor that Collins helped was charged last year for stealing millions of dollars in coronavirus aid from the federal government.
Collins surprisingly easily won what looked like a close re-election race in 2020, and she may have made it through a well-known campaign scheme popular with Republicans. A bogus organization was formed to donate to Sen. Collins's PAC, and the donor illegally made donations to Collins to family members and colleagues.
It doesn't matter if Susan Collins participated in the program. The fact that such illegal activities are taking place is why Congress needs to pass the For The People Act and reform the campaign funding system.
Susan Collins has constructed the wrong image of being a mere moderate, but this scandal shows that she is yet another Republican.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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