Donald Trump has a habit of picking the most criminal and corrupt people to lead his presidential campaigns. His first campaign manager was Corey Lewandowski, who was charged with physically assaulting a female reporter during a 2016 campaign event. His second campaign manager was Paul Manafort, who is currently serving prison time for tax and bank fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States, among other crimes. One of his informal campaign advisors was Roger Stone, who is currently awaiting sentencing after being convicted of lying to Congress during the Russian interference hearings. One of his deputy campaign chairman, Rick Gates, is convicted of crimes related to consulting work that he and Manafort did in Ukraine.
A doozy of a story from @dsamuelsohn and @johnjcook: The Trump campaign's new chief of staff Stephanie Alexander was arrested on campaign finance charges in 2016 after cops busted her boyfriend for cocaine and found incriminating texts on his phone https://t.co/V9rKKaBTiX
— Grace Panetta (@grace_panetta) May 27, 2020
On Tuesday, Trump’s new deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Alexander, was announced to the public. Less than 24 hours later, her own criminal history caught up with her.
According to Business Insider, Alexander was charged with conspiracy to violate Oklahoma election laws in 2016. Police were alerted to her illegal activity after arresting her boyfriend on a cocaine charge and finding text messages between him and Alexander related to her campaign finance violations.
The Trump campaign is no stranger to campaign finance violations. Trump’s former attorney and “fixer,” Michael Cohen, is currently serving time on a number of charges, one of which is related to his illegal campaign contribution to Trump in 2016. Trump really does seem to have a preference for criminal associates.
Cohen was exposed for funding hush money payments to adult film star and producer Stormy Daniels (Stephanie Clifford) in exchange for promises of her silence. The campaign contribution, considered an in-kind donation, was not reported in any of the Trump campaign’s finance reporting.
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