U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff, a Democrat, allegedly did not disclose he was compensated by an organization that members of the Georgia Republican Party said has links to the Chinese Communist Party.
The Georgia GOP alleged this in an ethics complaint that it filed Thursday with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. Georgia Republicans identified the organization as PCCW Media Limited.
This, according to a press release that members of the Georgia GOP emailed Wednesday.
“Jon Ossoff tried to hide his connection to a media company with direct ties to the Communist Chinese government,” said Georgia GOP Executive Director Stewart Bragg, in the press release.
“We’re asking the Senate Ethics Committee to look into this further, because we believe this was an intentional effort to conceal information from the people of Georgia.”
The complaint reads in part:
“The Senate Select Committee on Ethics should investigate Ossoff’s willful failure to file the required information on the Public Financial Disclosure. Moreover, your office should investigate whether there is ‘reason to believe’ that Ossoff willfully failed to file the required report, and thus ask the Attorney General of the United States to impose up to $50,000 in civil penalties.”
As The Georgia Star News reported Monday, Bragg on Sunday filed another complaint about Ossoff with the Federal Elections Commission. The complaint alleged that Ossoff coordinates — illegally — with a group tied to Chuck Schumer.
Schumer (D-NY) is the U.S. Senate Minority leader.
Bragg’s complaint specifically alleges that Ossoff works with The Georgia Way, a Schumer-affiliated PAC.
“The Georgia Way is a Super-PAC that was recently organized on November 16, 2020 in an apparent effort by the Senate Majority PAC and Senator Chuck Schumer to make targeted campaign efforts for Senatorial candidate, Jon Ossoff, in the Georgia Senatorial run-offs,” according to Bragg’s complaint.
“With receipts of over $5,050,000.00 to date, Georgia Way has already disbursed $4,922,487.00 on federal operating expenditures and independent expenditures, all of which appear to have been coordinated with Jon Ossoff for Senate in efforts to defame Senator David Perdue.”
As reported, U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are on the January 5, 2021 ballot for the U.S. Senate against Ossoff and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Raphael Warnock, respectively.
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