El miembro principal del personal de Nadler parece estar brindando servicios legales al congresista, rompiendo las reglas de la casa: perro guardián

Fox News Digital se enteró de que el director de distrito de Nadler, Robert Gottheim, realizó servicios fiduciarios como abogado del demócrata de Nueva York entre 2019 y 2021 mientras se alcanza el umbral del personal superior.

Gottheim has been a member of Nadler’s staff since 1998 and had been paid for services by the congressman’s campaign Entre 2003 y 2018, but he did not meet the senior staff payment threshold.

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., appears to have broken House ethics rules by paying a senior-level staffer for campaign legal services.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., appears to have broken House ethics rules by paying a senior-level staffer for campaign legal services. (AP)

De acuerdo a Federal Elections Commission (FEC) datos, Gottheim has been paid $ 81,345.00 Entre 2019 y 2021 by Nadler’s campaign for legal and strategy services as well as $ 940 from the New York Democrat’s leadership political action committee (PAC).

los House of Representatives’ ethics rules prohibit senior staff, miembros, and chamber officers fromreceiving compensation for practicing any profession that involves a fiduciary relationship, incluso, por ejemplo, law or accountingas well as receivingany compensation for either providing legal services to a political organization, or for serving as an officer (such as a treasurer) of such an organization.

A spokesperson for Nadler’s campaign told Fox News Digital that Gottheimdoesn’t practice law in any capacity, including the campaignand served in astrategic advisorrole on the campaign.

He’s a campaign advisor, which doesn’t have any fiduciary responsibility,” el portavoz dijo. “When the campaign files the quarterly reports the treasurer must choose a category to list his expenditures, so they chose ‘legal & strategic advising.He’s a strategic advisor, not a lawyer.

sin embargo, the New York City West Side Democratsofficers page, which says Gottheim serves as treasurer, notes the congressman’s district director has beenCounsel for Nadler for Congress, handling all campaign finances & compliance issues w/ the FEC” desde 1997.

Nadler’s campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s follow-up questions.

House Oversight Committee chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) is running in the Democratic Party primary for New York's new 12th district against Nadler.

House Oversight Committee chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) is running in the Democratic Party primary for New York’s new 12th district against Nadler. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Caitlin Sutherland, the executive director of government watchdog Americans for Public Trust (APT), le dijo a Fox News Digital que “Jerry Nadler brags about being the ‘conscience of the House,’ yet he can’t even ensure that his top staffer is in compliance with simple House ethics rules.

It is absolutely against the law to be compensated for campaign work that involves fiduciary duties, and accordingly, we will look into filing a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics,” Sutherland continued.

A similar situation arose in 2017 regarding the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., when an ethics complaint was filed against the congressman and his chief of staff over the chief’s dual roles in Lewisofficial office and as his campaign treasurer.

Nadler has been praised highly by party leadership in his tenure, with then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., llamándolo un “gifted constitutional scholar” y “the conscience of the House.

Due to the shrinking of the New York delegation, the Empire State Democrat finds himself in a member-on-member contest with House Oversight Committee chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., for the state’s new 12th district.

Nadler is already headed to the general election this November as the candidate for the Working Families Party, asi que, even if Maloney wins the Democratic nomination, she’ll have to face down the House Judiciary Committee chairman again.

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