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The Georgia state ethics commission will subpoena bank records from Stacey Abrams’ 2018 gubernatorial campaign and several other groups that raised money to help her candidacy.

David Emadi, a former Douglas County prosecutor who became director of the state ethics commission Monday, announced on Thursday that he will soon subpoena Abrams’ gubernatorial campaign, various political action committees and special interest groups that supported her failed campaign, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“What I can say about the investigation into the Abrams campaign is in the relatively near future, I expect we will be issuing subpoenas for bank and finance records of both Miss Abrams and various PACs and special-interest groups that were affiliated with her campaign,” Emadi said to reporters on Thursday.

It’s not immediately clear what Abrams’ camp is being investigated for specifically, and the new director did not give many details on the matter. The ethics commission, known formally as the Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance Commission, is tasked with collecting reports on lobbying expenditures, vendor grift and campaign finance. The Commission is also in charge of issuing penalties for any violations pertaining to these issues.

Abrams’ former campaign manager hit back hard against the announcement.

“This is Kemp’s corrupt playbook, his long history of launching frivolous investigations with bogus charges against political opponents,” Lauren Groh-Wargo said Thursday in a series of tweets, claiming Emadi to be a Kemp ally and the investigation a partisan hit job. “This is a shameful misuse of taxpayer dollars for a political vendetta. We will fight false accusations with every available resource.”

Because there were over a dozen “independent groups” in support of Abrams 2018 campaign, most of them funded by out-of-state donors, Emadi said the investigation will take time as the Commission meticulously reviews all of the reports.

News of the investigation comes as Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House, mulls not only a 2020 Senate bid in Georgia, but also a possible run for the White House. Her failed gubernatorial campaign against now-Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp drew national attention, and she has remained in the national spotlight as she continues to claim, without evidence, that Kemp used his former position as Georgia Secretary of State to maliciously tilt the election in his favor.

The latest survey out of Georgia indicates that Abrams’ popularity is dropping in her home state. Since January, the Democrat’s favorability fell seven percentage points, while her unfavorable rating rose by 5 percentage points. At the same time, Kemp’s favorability has ticked upwards.

“This new ethics investigation into Stacey Abrams is just the latest episode of her skirting the rules to further her personal political ambitions. This cloud of scandal will linger as she decides whether to embark on another failed campaign,” Nathan Brand, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, stated Thursday.

Abrams has said she may wait until the fall to decide on a presidential bid.

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18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. Linda

    April 13, 2019 at 3:05 am

    Biden go ahead and use Abrams as your VP choice. Neither one of you will be able to scrape the stench off of your character and moral principles.

  2. mike dar

    April 13, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Now tell us how many of these donators were from the SOros Camp.

  3. Liz

    April 13, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Good they are looking into that fat sack of crap! She is a racist and a liar and can’t accept she lost. Another great example of a typical democrat!

  4. Grace Joy

    April 13, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Something needs to be done about all those PACs. That’s what makes JusticeDemocrats, which is behind AOC, Tlaib, Omar, & many other Evil people. Soros & Bernie are linked to it, too. See the video on their site to understand how the find candidates most likely to win by sorting through thousands of applicants. And the NGOs, too. No oversight on these things; & perfect for the Liberal Elite to funnel funds to enslave us all.

    “The Brains Behind AOC” There’s a part two that goes even deeper. It’s horrifying.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5iv6sECGU

  5. Jerry

    April 13, 2019 at 9:36 am

    It sure seems that a lot of Democrats are being investigated for missing allocation of funds, the Minnesota representitive, the Michigan representitive, AOC is looking at jail time, now Abrams, I think its great and hopefully the investigations will be finding them all guilty just shortly before the early voting begins in 2020

  6. MissD

    April 13, 2019 at 9:38 am

    The black bitch is going to wait till fall to announce … nobody in GA except the black sheep likes her or trusts her …

  7. Brian

    April 13, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Guess all these Democrats went to the Clinton School of Campaign Finance.

  8. Fran

    April 13, 2019 at 10:20 am

    The criteria to run as a Democrat: Lie Cheat Steal Racist Anti-American CORRUPT kill babies love Illegals hate gun owners hate the conservatives hate constitution hate white people hate Freedom and Despise Donald Trump. HATE HATE HATE that’s all a Democrat stands for. Right is wrong, wrong is right that’s their motto!!! GOD HELP US ALL if they take over this Country.

    • Grace Joy

      April 13, 2019 at 10:26 am

      Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

    • jerry N williams

      April 13, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      Fran— ( WELL SAID )

  9. Polly

    April 13, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    So many who have Big mouths have So much to.hide.But since they lack commonsense they open their traps and accuse innocent people of things they themselves are doing.They will reap what they are sowing

  10. Margie

    April 13, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    All you have to do is listen to what this Fat Ugly Bitch Says and you know she is Corrupt!!
    Only way she got any votes was by promising Black People in her state they would be given free money!!

    we can safely say that All Democrats are cheating, Lying, stealing, & have no moral character!
    So voting for a Democrat is like Voting for Iran Terrorist to Control America!
    Never Vote For a Terrorist Democrat Again!
    The Democratic Party Of today is not the Democrat Party Of 1960!!
    The New Democrat Party is The Terrorist Democrat Party!!
    Hey Russia Help America rid itself of Democrats!!

  11. fred H SMITH

    April 13, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    THE BIGGEST problem is that she is not smart enough to have done this on her own

  12. Henry Fechner

    April 14, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Apparently some people never learned the old saying People Who Live In Glass Houses Shouldn’t Throw Stones. Y’all started the investigations, seems now the shoe is on the other foot.

  13. Ginny

    April 14, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Dumbo Democrats really do believe they are the only ones that can dish it out.
    They get freaked out and can’t emotionally process it when conservatives call them out on their corruption!
    Democrats mentality is How Dare They Shine Light On
    What Democrats Do!!!
    The are so used to not playing fair it shocks them when they are confronted with “ Turn About is Fair Play”
    Democrats are such despicable Immoral Hypocrites!

  14. Ann

    April 14, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    I knew from the minute I heard her speak something just ain’t right. She’s a liar and a cheater, which are the main qualifications for Democrats.

  15. Silas Longshot

    April 14, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    As always with democrats, the louder they squeal when they get poked with investigations, the more guilty they really are. You better use a long stick when you poke this one, a sack this big can hold a lot of zhit.

  16. ca

    April 15, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    well, BAH-BOOM, watch those dominos fall!

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