Remember Brad Parscale? He came to prominence as the low-level web developer who “engineered” the 2016 Trump “miracle” victory.
Sadly, 2020 has not been Brad’s year. On September 27, he was arrested and forcibly put under observation after he blew a fuse at his Florida home.
Now, sources say, he’s under investigation for stealing between $25-$40 million from the Trump campaign. He is also under investigation for stealing another $10 million from the Republican National Committee.
As of this writing, he’s still under involuntary observation in a Fort Lauderdale hospital. His wife Candice was seen screaming and fleeing their home, and initially told police Parscale may have committed suicide. Apparently a drunken Parscale was “ranting and raving” in their home and fired at least one shot from a revolver. Police took him down without firing a shot — all comparisons to the cases of Jacob Blake, Javier Ambler, Tamir Rice, and so many other innocent African-Americans are valid — and since then, more information about Parscale has been made public, including allegation of wife abuse and now embezzlement on a massive scale.
In July, Parscale was demoted from his position as Trump campaign manager after the Tulsa rally debacle.
Naturally, Trump and RNC officials deny Parscale is being investigated for anything. Forgive me if I don’t believe a fucking word they say. So far, they seem to be sticking to their story that Parscale’s meltdown is the fault of Joe Biden and the Democrats.
Parscale is under “tremendous pressure,” according to a Trump insider. That source continued:
The thing about what Parscale did with the finances of the campaign could actually be totally legal. But Brad has tons of bills since his lifestyle picked up, and he sees the gravy train coming to an end.
In recent weeks, Parscale has let the good times roll, hosting one drunken bash after another at his home, and frequently being seen stumbling out of bars in Fort Lauderdale.
He owns a $2.4 million home, three condominiums, a Ferrari, a Range Rover, a BMW, and as many as eight boats. He makes $15,000 a month from the Trump campaign. He said last year he became wealthy by working for the Trump family well before he joined the Trump campaign. “The President is an excellent businessman and being associated with him for years has been extremely beneficial to my family,” he said.
Parscale evidently spent some of his Trump largesse on weaponry: the police found ten weapons inside his house, including two rifles, two shotguns, five handguns and a revolver.
In May 2020, various news agencies reported that companies owned by Parscale had pocketed some $40 million from various re-election committees.
Stuart Stevens, a former Republican consultant, said of the Trump campaign:
This thing has been a large criminal enterprise. It’s like that scene in the ‘Goodfellas’ after the heist. Dishing out furs to mob bosses’ girlfriends and wives.