Today the New York Times reports the following:
“Hundreds of thousands of dollars are missing and presumed stolen from the chief fund-raising arm of House Republicans, according to party officials who described the findings of emergency internal audits.
The financial records of the group, the National Republican Congressional Committee, may also have been falsified for several years, Republican officials said. The campaign committees of several Republican lawmakers may also have been victims of a scam that is now under criminal investigation by the F.B.I.
The audits were ordered after the abrupt departure several weeks ago of Christopher J. Ward, who had been treasurer of the committee. Lawmakers said that Mr. Ward, who served a similar role for dozens of individual members of Congress and their political committees, is the focus of the F.B.I.’s criminal investigation.”
Then we have the following report by CBS news:
“In addition, the firm has done work this election cycle for numerous House Republicans and performed bookkeeping for Arizona Sen. John McCain, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, as well as his top remaining rival, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. ”
So McCain has some problems of his own. Stand by for more dirt on this.