Investigation Into Stacey Abrams’ 2018 Campaign “Ongoing,” Ethics Commission Says

Moments ago, Peter Hasson tweeted:

Georgia ethics commission tells me their investigation into Stacey Abrams‘s 2018 campaign is “ongoing.” She’s currently pitching herself to be Biden’s VP

DailyCaller reports while former Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams publicly pitches herself as a potential running mate for former Vice President Joe Biden, the state ethics commission still has an “active investigation” into her 2018 campaign, the Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

“The investigation into the Abrams campaign remains ongoing,” David H. Emadi, the executive director of the Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance Commission, told the DCNF in an email.

He added: “Because it is an active investigation, we cannot comment any further pursuant to Rule 3.6 of the Rules of Professional Responsibility of the State Bar of Georgia.”

The commission is investigating allegations that Abrams’s campaign illegally coordinated with outside groups in violation of campaign finance laws. Emadi said in December 2019 that a nonprofit tied to Abrams acted as a de facto political committee during the campaign.

“Please tell Brian Kemp’s donor David Emadi that we said hello and that we look forward to the end of his fishing expedition following his loss in court,” Abrams spokesman Seth Bringman told the DCNF in an email. Abrams has previously denied any wrongdoing.

The most recent development in the investigation came two months ago in February, when a judge denied the commission’s pursuit of correspondence between Abrams’s campaign and the outside groups in question. Emadi said at the time that he was considering appellate options.

Abrams has aggressively promoted the case for herself as Biden’s running mate.

“I would be an excellent running mate,” she said in an interview earlier in April. “If I am selected, I am prepared and excited to serve.”

Abrams, who has never held office higher than state representative, has received a boost from sympathetic media.