Top Democrat Nabbed, Federal Bribery Charges

A top House Democrat faces an ethics probe after consenting to a fundraiser with two lobbyists from a campaign to remove Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder.

The American Accountability Foundation believes Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi disregarded House ethics rules by attending the event.

The American Accountability Foundation claims Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., may have broken House ethics rules by attending a lobbying duo’s fundraiser. Tom Manatos ran a website devoted to criticizing Snyder, Fox News said.

A top House Democrat faces an ethics probe after consenting to a fundraiser with two lobbyists from a campaign to remove Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder.

The American Accountability Foundation believes Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi disregarded House ethics rules by attending the event.

The American Accountability Foundation claims Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., may have broken House ethics rules by attending a lobbying duo’s fundraiser. Tom Manatos ran a website devoted to criticizing Snyder, Fox News said.

“The group issued a letter to the House Ethics Committee Friday requesting an inquiry into the congressman’s actions. The watchdog says Krishnamoorthi may have breached House ethics rules and federal bribery statutes. Krishnamoorthi led the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s investigation into Snyder and the Commanders. Fox News reports that House ethics rules ban receiving gifts or campaign contributions related to official legislative activities.

Mike Manatos marketed the fundraiser as a chance to share the team’s research with Krishnamoorthi.

Mike Manatos noted that Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi might have a way to remove Snyder as a team owner. Tom and I hope you can join us on May 10 to explore Raja’s work.

The fundraiser’s timing raises suspicions.

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Krishnamoorthi filed a 20-page letter to the FTC weeks before seeking a probe into season ticket holders and the NFL.

Krishnamoorthi stated he was unaware of the overture on his behalf. The lawmaker canceled the fundraiser.

Concerns continue concerning Krishnamoorthi’s role in fundraising. An invitation was issued with Manatos’ email naming two Strathdee Group employees as RSVPs. Krishnamoorthi pays $5,000 a month for fundraising consulting, FEC data show.

“The phrasing in the fundraiser invitation referencing Rep. Krishnamoorthi’s position in the team probe is proof of a corrupt quid pro quo,” said Jones. By postponing the event, Rep. Krishnamoorthi disclosed his guilty conscience and highlighted his House and federal law violations.

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