Friday, April 05, 2019

He Did It For Money. Lots of Money

Congressman Mark Walker,
Congressman Mark Walker (NC-6) received at least $233,600 from Greg Lindberg, owner of Eli Global, and dutifully made at least one phone call to praise Lindberg to the NC Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey. Apparently, this didn't break the law. But it sure as hell rings the corruption bell.

Laura Leslie lays out the sequence of events:
November 30, 2017 -- Lindberg gives $44,300 to the Walker Freedom Fund PAC 
December 1, 2017 (the next day) -- Lindberg gives $5,400 -- the max allowed -- to Walker's campaign committee. (There's no money max on "satellite" spending, like on PACs formed for single candidates) 
January 16, 2018 -- Lindberg gives $33,900 to Walker Freedom Fund PAC 
February 5, 2018 -- One of Lindberg's indicted associates texts his boss: "to say he had talked to Walker about their problem with Causey." That same day, according to the indictment, Lindberg wrote a $150,000 check to a second Walker fundraising PAC 
February 7, 2018 -- Congressman Walker puts in his bought-and-paid-for call to Insurance Commissioner Causey, praising Lindberg for "doing good things for North Carolina business" 

Good things. Not to even mention the good things Lindberg did for bank accounts of sitting congressmen.

Walker's corrupt and/or eminently corruptible.

He's a preacher, incidentally, sort of like Rev. Mark Harris was a preacher.

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