George Santos: The impostor in Congress | On the floor
George Santos, the New York congressman who rose to fame for a series of exaggerations, lies and irregularities involving his personal background and campaign finances, has been charged with a series of federal crimes.
The exact nature of the charges is not yet public and is under wraps, but they involve federal crimes, NBC News and CNN report.
The New York Republican has been investigated by multiple bodies since he was elected, including the House Ethics Committee, as well as the Federal Election Commission and local and federal prosecutors.
Santos could reportedly appear in court as soon as Wednesday.
Will George Santos have to leave office if convicted?
People criminally charged or even convicted of crimes can still serve in Congress, unless they commit treason crimes described in the 14th Amendment, reports CNN.
Such considerations may be on the mind of Donald Trump, who was found guilty Tuesday of sexually assaulting and smearing writer E Jean Carroll, and faces 34 felony charges in New York over a hush money scheme.
jose marcusMay 10, 2023 00:51
George Santos surprised by federal charges
Congressman George Santos was reportedly surprised to learn that he was the subject of federal charges, which were reportedly filed under seal Tuesday.
“This is news to me,” the Long Island Republican told the Associated Press.
“You’re the first to call me on this,” he added.
jose marcusMay 10, 2023 00:31
Our DC Bureau Chief on the ‘Funniest Result’ in the Santos Case
George Santos’ rise in politics hasn’t been without its comedy, but if the Long Island Republican is successfully charged with federal crimes, it could yield a particularly comical result, according to Independent Washington bureau chief Eric Garcia.
jose marcus9 May 2023 23:44
What has George Santos said about his many campaign hype?
For a man accused of telling numerous lies and allegedly indicted Tuesday for federal crimes, Rep. George Santos has apparently been unmolested in recent months.
In April, he said he has a “clear conscience.”
Read john bowdenThe full report on the Long Island Republican’s questionable defense.
jose marcus9 May 2023 23:34
WATCH: The Independent’s documentary on the many lies of George Santos
George Santos made waves on the Washington DC political scene by flipping the seat from New York’s 3rd congressional district in the November midterms, a once-trustworthy Democratic seat. But soon reports surfaced that many things on his resume and life story told to the public were not entirely true. Santos refuses to stand aside as the controversy escalates, but how long can that position be held?
Senior US correspondent Richard Hall visited Long Island and Nassau County to uncover the truth, trying to track down the real George Santos.
Watch the full documentary here.
The impostor in Congress | On the floor
George Santos made waves on the Washington DC political scene by flipping the seat from New York’s 3rd congressional district in the November midterms, a once-trustworthy Democratic seat. But soon reports surfaced that many things on his resume and life story told to the public were not entirely true. Santos refuses to stand aside as the controversy escalates, but how long can that position be held? Senior US correspondent Richard Hall visited Long Island and Nassau County to uncover the truth, trying to track down the real George Santos. Watch all episodes of On The Ground now.
jose marcus9 May 2023 23:24
George Santos: Every Disgraced Lie The Republican Congressman Has Been Accused Of Doing
It can be hard to keep up with the list of fictions that George Santos has been accused of telling, admitted to telling, or was simply caught turning red-handed after a contradictory statement.
But do not worry: the independent is here, and we are keeping track of the entire list of lies, even as it continues to grow, both in number and in the magnitude of the humiliation it presents not only to Mr. Santos, who remains adamant that he will serve two years in office as a representative of New York’s 3rd District, but of the House Republican caucus as a whole.
Read our full rundown of the many George Santos scandals.
jose marcus9 May 2023 23:14
Breaking News: George Santos Indicted on Federal Charges
Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against George Santos, the Republican congressman whose campaign was riddled with falsehoods about his past, CNN reported.
Santos is expected to appear Wednesday in federal court in the Eastern District of New York, where the charges were filed, the network reported, citing three sources familiar with the matter.
the independent contacted the Eastern District for comment.
The exact charges have not yet been released, but the Washington Post previously reported that the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section was investigating Mr. Santos, specifically, his campaign finances.
richard hall is following the story by the independent.
jose marcus9 May 2023 23:09