Ethics Watchdog Calls For Investigation Of Biden Officials’ Connections To Sam Bankman-Fried
- January 4, 2023
James Lynch, Daily Caller
Ethics watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) is calling for an investigation of Biden officials’ connections to disgraced former billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried.
McElwee allegedly had a slack channel with prominent reporters and Biden officials during his time at Data For Progress, a progressive polling firm he founded, according to Politico. McElwee shut down the slack channel a day after FTX, Bankman-Fried’s crypto exchange, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy, Politico reported.
“This incident is indicative of the Biden Administration’s performance in the areas of ethics and transparency falling far short of their promises. The reported ability of Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX leadership, several of whom are currently under federal indictments, to leverage political donations to obtain ‘backchannel’ communications with federal officials in charge of overseeing them seems to be the epitome of pay-to-play,” PPT Director Michael Chamberlain told the Daily Caller.