(UnitedVoice.com) – Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) time in the House of Representatives is littered with controversy. The conservative lawmaker often angers Democrats because she isn’t afraid to stand up for what she believes. Now, the congresswoman is caught up in a different scandal, but this time it was reportedly caused by someone on her own team.
Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings show that on November 22, 2022, Ye “Kanye” West’s 2020 committee paid Milo Yiannopoulos $9,955 for a “domain transfer.” Another filing from Greene for Congress, Inc. shows that on the same day, Rep. Greene’s campaign paid $7,020.16 to GoDaddy for “domain registration and hosting.”
According to reports, Yiannopoulos allegedly used a credit card for Greene’s campaign to purchase “ye24.com,” the site for what appears to be a not-yet-announced West presidential campaign. His committee appears to have paid nearly $3,000 more than what the website actually cost.
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The Daily Beast reported GoDaddy sent a receipt to Isaiah Wartman, one of Greene’s senior advisers. An insider told the news site that it wasn’t clear whether the congresswoman’s campaign had any knowledge of the purchase at the time it occurred.
Yiannopoulos was previously a campaign adviser for Greene, but no longer works for the congresswoman. It’s not clear if he left before or after the alleged purchase. In December, he was reportedly fired from West’s campaign. However, he was recently rehired.
Patrick Krason, the treasurer for West’s 2020 campaign committee, sent a letter to the FEC on May 8, informing federal officials that he was leaving the campaign. POLITICO reported it obtained a second letter sent to West from Krason, alleging he learned of a “potentially serious criminal transaction” and accused Yiannopoulos of turning in “falsified invoices … for expenditures that would be deemed unlawful” in November 2022.
Greene has not commented on the matter. If the allegations are true, it’s possible campaign finance laws were broken, but it’s unclear who could be charged. Yiannopoulos has denied any wrongdoing.
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