According to the U.S. Business Insider website on the 24th, an empty shell company that helped cover up $617 million in campaign spending during the 2020 presidential election bought products and services almost exclusively from the Trump family. The shell company is run by a senior deputy of Eric Trump (Trump’s second son).
Eric’s deputy, lawyer Alex Cannon, has worked closely with President Trump’s daughter-in-law Jared Kushner, daughter-in-law Laura Trump, and Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale to run a company called American Made Media Consultants (AMMC) company.
According to the dozens of Trump advisers interviewed by the website and Republicans close to the campaign team, people around Trump have built a very powerful and opaque campaign shell company. Key staff of the campaign are worried that the company may have problems with its operation.
The massive spending of AMMC remains a mystery for the public and for Trump’s own campaign. Three Democratic lawmakers formally filed a request to launch a federal investigation into the shell company with strength and confidentiality, following the weekly disclosure of Kushner and Laura Trump’s involvement on the matter on Business Insider.com.
“AMMC was originally created by Trump’s children and Pascal to protect Trump from high advisor fees and allegations of fraud, many of which were charged by Pascal’s company, who is a campaign manager, and can Approve payment to your own company.
But as the 2019 campaign progresses to the 2020 sprint, AMMC is also used to make secret payments to Laura Trump and Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is the same At that time, he served as the national financial director of the Trump campaign.
The report said that the company also paid a large amount of money to Jason Miller, a top campaign strategist, without disclosure. Miller worked for a campaign company before joining the Trump campaign.
The report pointed out that almost everyone except Trump now knows that the election has been lost. The shell company has become the focus of complaints among campaign advisers. Behind the scenes, several rival factions around Trump have been accusing each other of stealing the president’s campaign funds through the shell company.
Kushner helped create AMMC and selected Laura Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s nephew John Pence to the board of directors, Business Insider reported Friday. And these facts are unknown to even the core members of the Trump campaign. “This vague handling has caused a lot of problems,” said one of Trump advisers.
However, it remains to be seen whether Trump’s campaign executives have violated the law or faced any consequences. Any criminal charges must be decided by the Attorney appointed by the Justice Department of President-elect Biden. Biden’s transition team did not respond to requests for comment.
Representative Mark Pocan, a Democrat from Wisconsin, wrote to the Department of Justice and the Federal Election Commission Wednesday to hope to open an investigation into the AMMC. The shell company could face more than $1 billion in fines, he wrote, citing that its role was a campaign committee and did not disclose information to the Federal Election Commission as required.
Business Insider’s report also said that other Republicans close to the Trump campaign said that the shell company and the concealment of money would make people feel that Trump’s family members may have crossed the line. “It’s all about him and the money that everyone around him,” said another Republican who has a close relationship with the Trump campaign, “It’s a criminal activity that everyone around him is putting it to the extreme.”