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House Democrat Campaign Chief Failed to Report Thousands in Stock Trades
Quote:More financial problems for House Democrats are piling up as Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chairman Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) failed to report a series of stock trades he made on time, a potential violation of federal law.

Business Insider reported Monday that after Maloney’s mother died, he inherited significant shares in several major companies from her “including those of Apple Inc., Microsoft Corporation, alcohol conglomerate Diageo PLC, and investment management company BlackRock Inc” for a total value of $11,051. In June of last year, Business Insider asserted, Maloney sold the stocks but he did not publicly disclose their sale until last week.

“That’s a potential problem because federal law mandates that members of Congress publicly disclose stock trades in a ‘periodic transaction report’ within 30 to 45 days of making a trade, depending on the kind of trade,” Business Insider noted.

Filing late, as Maloney did, can expose a member of Congress to ethics investigations and potential fines.

Maloney himself admitted the mistake in a filing to the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

“During preparation for the filer’s [financial disclosure] report, it was determined that these 8 transactions totaling $11k should have been reported on a [periodic transaction report],” Maloney wrote on April 2 in a letter to the Clerk. “As soon as this oversight was discovered, this filing was submitted to provide full transparency into that sale.”

Maloney’s spokeswoman Libbie Wilcox told Business Insider that neither the House Ethics Committee nor the Office of Congressional Ethics has informed Maloney’s office of any investigation into the matter, but that the DCCC chairman is prepared to pay any fines associated with his apparent violation of federal law.

“We assume this is a routine belated filing issue, and if there is a penalty of course we will pay,” Wilcox said.

These revelations about Maloney’s mishandling of his financial disclosures come as the DCCC chairman faces a tough reelection of his own back in New York’s 18th congressional district. The district, which according to the Cook Political Report’s Partisan Voting Index has a one-point advantage for Republicans in voter registration numbers, is viewed as a top battleground in the campaign for control of the lower of chamber of Congress in the upcoming midterm elections.

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt, a Republican who has been an outspoken member of the state assembly, announced last week he is running against Maloney for the seat. Schmitt, in an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM channel 125 over the weekend, made the case that Maloney has “abandoned” the district in favor of radical leftist Democrats in Washington, D.C., and was trying to protect House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s majority as DCCC chairman instead of representing New York’s 18th district.

“Our congressman has abandoned us; he’s sold us out, and I said before we deserve a congressman, not a Democrat campaign chairman, not somebody who votes a hundred percent of the time with Nancy Pelosi and whose sole job now isn’t to worry about the farmers in Orange County, isn’t to worry about the commuters in Putnam county, the taxpayers in Westchester County,” Schmitt said. “No, his priority is to divide this country to go to every single state of this nation and divide us politically for political gain. That’s unacceptable. That’s not somebody who represents a really a middle of the road, your family value or district that we have here right.”

Maloney’s decision to hire a number of radical leftists with checkered backgrounds and a history of violence — one was the “triggerman” for an Albany gang who defended looting as a form of legitimate protest, and another advocated burning down police precincts — has drawn significant criticism. In addition, Maloney — who is also a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) — has drawn scrutiny for politicizing misinformation he obtained from that committee perch to attack Republicans, as Breitbart News has reported.

This latest setback for Maloney is sure to embolden Republicans’ already rosy prospects of retaking the House in the November 2022 midterm elections. Only five seats out from a majority, Republicans are extremely bullish on their shot at sweeping back into control of the lower chamber and this latest development has the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) — the campaign arm for House Republicans — jumping for joy.

“House Democrats chose an incompetent crook to lead their campaign arm,” NRCC spokeswoman Samantha Bullock said in a one-sentence statement about Maloney’s failure to report stock trades as required by law.

The news also comes amid record fundraising hauls for House Republicans in the first quarter of 2021. House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, the would-be Speaker of the House should the GOP retake the majority, raised $27.1 million in the first quarter of this year — an all-time record for any House Republican ever. House GOP whip Steve Scalise, who would likely assume the Majority Leader position should the GOP retake the House, pulled in a record-for-his-position $7 million in the first quarter. The NRCC itself also hit fundraising records in the first quarter, pulling in more than $33 million.

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11K of odd stocks inherited from your mother's death is reported a few months late - but reported.

This is a non-issue.
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(04-21-2021 12:09 PM)Claw Wrote:  11K of odd stocks inherited from your mother's death is reported a few months late - but reported.

This is a non-issue.

Not a few months, about ten months.

Maybe if he didnt spend his time attacking republicans over fake news he could do his job more effectively.
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Eh, I don't know who this dude is but doesn't seem like a big deal. I was expecting, given the stocks involved, for the dollars involved to be much much larger. I do have a feeling this type of thing happens quite frequently though.
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This is peanuts...move along
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There are a lot more egregious offenses committed on a daily basis by these people than this.

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(04-20-2021 05:36 PM)CrimsonPhantom Wrote:  
Quote:More financial problems for House Democrats are piling up as Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chairman Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) failed to report a series of stock trades he made on time, a potential violation of federal law.

Business Insider reported Monday that after Maloney’s mother died, he inherited significant shares in several major companies from her “including those of Apple Inc., Microsoft Corporation, alcohol conglomerate Diageo PLC, and investment management company BlackRock Inc” for a total value of $11,051. In June of last year, Business Insider asserted, Maloney sold the stocks but he did not publicly disclose their sale until last week.

“That’s a potential problem because federal law mandates that members of Congress publicly disclose stock trades in a ‘periodic transaction report’ within 30 to 45 days of making a trade, depending on the kind of trade,” Business Insider noted.

Filing late, as Maloney did, can expose a member of Congress to ethics investigations and potential fines.

Maloney himself admitted the mistake in a filing to the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

“During preparation for the filer’s [financial disclosure] report, it was determined that these 8 transactions totaling $11k should have been reported on a [periodic transaction report],” Maloney wrote on April 2 in a letter to the Clerk. “As soon as this oversight was discovered, this filing was submitted to provide full transparency into that sale.”

Maloney’s spokeswoman Libbie Wilcox told Business Insider that neither the House Ethics Committee nor the Office of Congressional Ethics has informed Maloney’s office of any investigation into the matter, but that the DCCC chairman is prepared to pay any fines associated with his apparent violation of federal law.

“We assume this is a routine belated filing issue, and if there is a penalty of course we will pay,” Wilcox said.

These revelations about Maloney’s mishandling of his financial disclosures come as the DCCC chairman faces a tough reelection of his own back in New York’s 18th congressional district. The district, which according to the Cook Political Report’s Partisan Voting Index has a one-point advantage for Republicans in voter registration numbers, is viewed as a top battleground in the campaign for control of the lower of chamber of Congress in the upcoming midterm elections.

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt, a Republican who has been an outspoken member of the state assembly, announced last week he is running against Maloney for the seat. Schmitt, in an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM channel 125 over the weekend, made the case that Maloney has “abandoned” the district in favor of radical leftist Democrats in Washington, D.C., and was trying to protect House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s majority as DCCC chairman instead of representing New York’s 18th district.

“Our congressman has abandoned us; he’s sold us out, and I said before we deserve a congressman, not a Democrat campaign chairman, not somebody who votes a hundred percent of the time with Nancy Pelosi and whose sole job now isn’t to worry about the farmers in Orange County, isn’t to worry about the commuters in Putnam county, the taxpayers in Westchester County,” Schmitt said. “No, his priority is to divide this country to go to every single state of this nation and divide us politically for political gain. That’s unacceptable. That’s not somebody who represents a really a middle of the road, your family value or district that we have here right.”

Maloney’s decision to hire a number of radical leftists with checkered backgrounds and a history of violence — one was the “triggerman” for an Albany gang who defended looting as a form of legitimate protest, and another advocated burning down police precincts — has drawn significant criticism. In addition, Maloney — who is also a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) — has drawn scrutiny for politicizing misinformation he obtained from that committee perch to attack Republicans, as Breitbart News has reported.

This latest setback for Maloney is sure to embolden Republicans’ already rosy prospects of retaking the House in the November 2022 midterm elections. Only five seats out from a majority, Republicans are extremely bullish on their shot at sweeping back into control of the lower chamber and this latest development has the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) — the campaign arm for House Republicans — jumping for joy.

“House Democrats chose an incompetent crook to lead their campaign arm,” NRCC spokeswoman Samantha Bullock said in a one-sentence statement about Maloney’s failure to report stock trades as required by law.

The news also comes amid record fundraising hauls for House Republicans in the first quarter of 2021. House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, the would-be Speaker of the House should the GOP retake the majority, raised $27.1 million in the first quarter of this year — an all-time record for any House Republican ever. House GOP whip Steve Scalise, who would likely assume the Majority Leader position should the GOP retake the House, pulled in a record-for-his-position $7 million in the first quarter. The NRCC itself also hit fundraising records in the first quarter, pulling in more than $33 million.

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Anyone who has had to sift through their parent's estates would understand this is a minor issue.
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(04-21-2021 03:35 PM)Claw Wrote:  Anyone who has had to sift through their parent's estates would understand this is a minor issue.

If you are a member of congress with immunity from insider deals, and all you have to do is report your transactions, its not a hard thing to screw up. You are already setup to be doing this constantly. Like I said, if he spent less time attacking republicans using fake news, he would be i better shape to be doing the things he should be doing.
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Quote:A series of political missteps early in Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney’s (D-NY) tenure as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has some Democrats reportedly questioning whether he is capable of protecting the Democrats’ slim majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

A “plugged-in” House Democrat staffer told the New York Post this weekend that Democrat members are concerned Maloney is not doing an effective job as chairman of the party’s reelection efforts.

“Members are discouraged with him right now,” the House Democrat aide, who was anonymous, said. “People would like for him to focus on how to protect vulnerable and moderate members and how do we do incumbency protection when [progressives] are coming after us for seats.”

Another anonymous source described as a “person familiar with” DCCC operations, questioned why Maloney has not been recruiting future candidates, especially in a year when redistricting is likely to benefit Republicans significantly moving into the midterm elections. “With redistricting, Democrats potentially start this cycle in the hole and where are Sean Patrick Maloney’s recruits to bring Democrats back into the positive column?” the person familiar with DCCC operations told the Post.

What Maloney has been up to–not recruiting star candidates or protecting vulnerable incumbents–is even more troubling for Democrats. He was caught this month failing to report thousands of dollars in stock trades made in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic last year–meaning the chairman of the Democrats’ efforts to retain their House majority is himself in a potentially compromised financial position as he faces potential ethics investigations and fines for the failure to report the trades as required by law.

Maloney could face a possible ethics probe in the House of Representatives after an independent ethics watchdog asked Congress’s independent ethics office to start one. The nonprofit ethics watchdog, Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust’s (FACF), executive director Kendra Arnold, wrote a letter to the House of Representatives Office of Congressional Ethics asking to “immediately” invest Maloney’s filings.

Breitbart News outlined the initial report on Maloney. Federal law mandates Congress members must publicly disclose stock trades in a ‘periodic transaction report’ within a window of 30 to 45 days of making a trade, which Maloney failed to do. Maloney traded the stocks in June of 2020, and he did not write a letter to the House of Representatives clerk until this month. He cited a mistake in filing due to an “oversight.” The “oversight” was selling eight stocks valued at nearly $11,051 in total.

In the letter from Arnold, she said Maloney clearly violated the law and should face consequences, claiming “there is no such thing as a ‘routine belated filings issue’ and describing it as such further demonstrates his disregard for the law.”

Maloney has also, according to his Republican challenger back home in his district, done a poor job representing his own constituents. New York Assemblyman Colin Schmitt, that GOP challenger, told Breitbart News Saturday recently that Maloney, “is not what the Hudson Valley is about. This is not our values.”

“Our congressman has abandoned us; he’s sold us out, and I said before we deserve a congressman, not a Democrat campaign chairman, not somebody who votes a hundred percent of the time [with] Nancy Pelosi,” Schmitt said, adding, “Maloney’s priority is to divide this country, to go to every single state of this nation and divide us politically for political gain. That’s unacceptable. That’s not somebody who represents a really … a middle of the road, your family value or district that we have here right.”

In addition to his own personal problems, several questionable hires at the DCCC on Maloney’s watch put frontline Democrats in a tough position.

For example, under Maloney’s leadership, the DCCC hired Dyjuan Tatro as a senior adviser. Tatro has supported defunding America’s law enforcement, called police racist, espoused anti-capitalist views, called to end cash bail, and urged officials to let criminals out of prison. Tatro is also a former New York gang member who served time for “shooting two rival gang members in 2006” and was also convicted in 2011 for racketeering. Tatro additionally was the former “triggerman” for Albany’s Original Gansta Killer (OGK). Tatro still works at the DCCC as a senior advisor of strategic outreach despite the criticism.

In addition to Tatro, the DCCC also hired Erica Joy Baker as its Chief Technology Officer who literally advocated burning police precincts to the ground. “If the cops kill me, burn every cop precinct to the ground,” Baker wrote in a tweet, since deleted, as Breitbart News has reported. Baker has made several other highly controversial public comments, but she still works at the DCCC too.

DCCC hires and personal finances are not the end of Maloney’s worries either. The campaign committee also allowed campaign cash to be wired from the socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) directly to vulnerable Democrats. This move came by accident as the DCCC, without telling frontline members, handed out their bank account information to the socialist star from New York so she could wire cash directly into their accounts. The mishap created a wide opening for Republicans to bash the vulnerable Democrats over the transferred money, and some even returned the cash to Ocasio-Cortez rather than keep it for their reelection bids.

Chris Hayden, a spokesman for DCCC, declined to comment on the details of the transfers but told Politico: “We appreciate Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s ongoing commitment to a Democratic majority. Due to a miscommunication, some transfers were made in error, but that has been addressed.” On Monday, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) came out with a website targeting members of Congress who accepted the “socialist” money.

The same Democrats are now under fire for not giving the money back to Ocasio-Cortez. The NRCC launched a “socialist give back” website Monday in response to these Democrats “being bankrolled by radical socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who wants to defund the police, implement government-run health care, and open our borders.”

To top it off, Maloney bungled messaging for Democrats on big picture issues. The messaging misfires were apparent last week in Maloney’s interview with Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. During the testy interview, Scarborough grilled Maloney on his lack of preparedness to respond to Republican criticisms of Democrat efforts to defund the police.

Scarborough accused Maloney of “pretending” Democrat losses in down-ticket House races did not happen in November 2020, and that Democrats did a “damn poor job” responding to GOP criticisms over police funding, cancel culture, and socialism.

“House Democrats did a poor job, so my question is are you going into 2022 with eyes wide open?” Scarborough asked Maloney.

Instead of admitting to the party’s mistakes in the last election, Maloney responded by attacking Scarborough.

In response to these criticisms, DCCC spokesman Chris Hayden defended his boss to the New York Post:

“Rep. Maloney and House Democrats have been busy passing laws that put checks in bank accounts, shots in arms, and get people back to work. Republicans are spending their days writing racist voting laws, defending violent QAnon mobs, and allowing Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz to disgrace the Congress,” said spokesman Chris Hayden. “The DCCC just closed the books on our best first quarter of fundraising ever, outraising the NRCC and giving us the resources we’ll need to remind voters that every single Republican voted against the American Rescue Plan — which has a 75% approval rating.”

But Mike Berg, spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), simply fired back in his own comment to the Post: “Sean Patrick Maloney has been great for Republicans’ efforts to retake the majority. He is constantly hurting his own members.”

Republicans are just five seats away from recapturing the majority in the House. After significant gains in the 2020 election that defied experts’ expectations, the GOP is on the march back to the majority heading into the midterms. The NRCC in March introduced an “Exit List” highlighting Democrats who are “likely to retire or run for a different office in 2022.” That came after a list from the NRCC with 47 “offensive opportunities,” including 29 Battleground Democrats. Battleground Districts are where “President Biden lost the district or where the 2020 presidential or congressional margin was within 5 percent.”

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(04-21-2021 04:04 PM)UofMstateU Wrote:  
(04-21-2021 03:35 PM)Claw Wrote:  Anyone who has had to sift through their parent's estates would understand this is a minor issue.

If you are a member of congress with immunity from insider deals, and all you have to do is report your transactions, its not a hard thing to screw up. You are already setup to be doing this constantly. Like I said, if he spent less time attacking republicans using fake news, he would be i better shape to be doing the things he should be doing.

Like I said, he inherited the stocks. He didn't go buy them. He probably didn't even know they existed. Some probate attorney didn't know he had special reporting rules because he was in Congress. That is most likely reality.
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(04-21-2021 04:18 PM)Claw Wrote:  
(04-21-2021 04:04 PM)UofMstateU Wrote:  
(04-21-2021 03:35 PM)Claw Wrote:  Anyone who has had to sift through their parent's estates would understand this is a minor issue.

If you are a member of congress with immunity from insider deals, and all you have to do is report your transactions, its not a hard thing to screw up. You are already setup to be doing this constantly. Like I said, if he spent less time attacking republicans using fake news, he would be i better shape to be doing the things he should be doing.

Like I said, he inherited the stocks. He didn't go buy them. He probably didn't even know they existed. Some probate attorney didn't know he had special reporting rules because he was in Congress. That is most likely reality.


He SOLD them. He knew he had them because he sold them. Just having or inheriting the stocks arent a big deal. You have to report sales. Members of congress sell stocks all of the time. They know they have to fill out the forms every time they do.
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(04-21-2021 03:35 PM)Claw Wrote:  Anyone who has had to sift through their parent's estates would understand this is a minor issue.

04-cheers Executer here reporting for duty...19 months later and it is still dragging on. 03-banghead My Mom was a head in the sand type so needless to say, we went to probate. I did what I could to ease the transition but it is still a huge PIA. I miss her but I wish she would have taken care of business when she was of sound mind.
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This guy is such an *******.

Quote:The chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is being slammed for telling his constituents to stay at home after the coronavirus pandemic started, yet traveling around his state and reportedly incurring substantial travel expenses.

In mid-March 2020, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), who was later elected chairman of the DCCC in December 2020, tweeted, “In light of coronavirus and out of concern for the safety and wellbeing of folks across the Hudson Valley, my campaign has suspended the collection of petition signatures. Stay safe and healthy.”

Within days, in an interview with WAMC, Maloney asserted:

It is so important that people all do their part. We can all do our part. Stay at home. Don’t go out if you don’t need to, minimize your contact with other people. If a member of your family is sick, the whole family’s got to stay home so we don’t go spread it. That’s why having some groceries in the house to last a week or two is important. You know people could be checking in on their neighbors, people who are vulnerable or shut in, you can do that by phone or email remotely is the best way to do it. But you know, we all got to look out for one another and we have a role to play because if each of us does the right things in terms of hand washing and social distancing, we will stop this virus in its tracks, and that will add an enormous benefit for all of us.

“We’re all in this together and we’re learning as we go,” he continued. “You know, we’re, you know, my family is home. My family includes kids and college kids out of college and one in college. Everybody’s had their life upended. We are cooking and sharing time as a family. We try to get out of the house and exercise to keep our sanity. We’re getting a lot of projects done around the house, I can tell you that. And from what I can tell my neighbors and constituents are pretty much doing the same thing. We’re the lucky ones, right?”

But The Washington Free Beacon noted, “Over the next nine months, however, he spent nearly $29,000 on ‘ground transportation’ and ‘automobile expenses,’ financial disclosures show. The disbursements included nearly $20,000 in lease and insurance payments, more than $3,600 in collision repairs, nearly $2,200 in gas, more than $2,100 in rental car fees, and nearly $500 for a satellite radio subscription.”

The executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, Kendra Arnold, told the Free Beacon that Maloney “has a duty to explain” the various payments and that they constituted a “red flag.” She added, “Without having any in-person campaigning, you wouldn’t expect there to be a lot of expenses. Candidates don’t have to link [disbursements] to a specific corresponding event, so of course anything could be made up. We generally look for spending that isn’t in the realm of a candidate in the same state or in a similar-sized district.”

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