NHDP - ICYMI: Nashua Telegraph Editorial: Frank Guinta’s Story “It Turns Out, Was A Lie On Top Of A Lie”

Key Point: Frank Guinta “said he had furnished the Federal Election Commission with documentation and that the watchdog agency had ‘exonerated’ him on the issue, which, it turns out, was a lie on top of a lie… Far from exonerating him, the FEC has fined Guinta $15,000 and ordered him to repay the $355,000 he got from his parents.”
 
“… after five years of deceiving the public about the source of the money, the days when the public can take Frank Guinta’s word for anything are behind him. He should produce the deposit slips and bank records to support his latest claim and prove to voters that he’s not just piling up yet another lie on top of the others.”
 
Click here for the full Telegraph editorial or see excerpt below:
 
Rep. Frank Guinta flatly denied he got the $355,000 from his parents.
 
He denied it repeatedly – at least on those occasions when he couldn’t dance around the question.
 
… When asked to prove that the account had even existed prior to when the loans started, Guinta said he didn’t have to open his bank records to anyone.
 
… But Guinta could only dodge the question for so long. Later, he insisted in interviews that the money definitely, absolutely did not come from his parents.
 
He said he had furnished the Federal Election Commission with documentation and that the watchdog agency had “exonerated” him on the issue, which, it turns out, was a lie on top of a lie.
 
… Far from exonerating him, the FEC has fined Guinta $15,000 and ordered him to repay the $355,000 he got from his parents. The FEC determined – after reviewing the documentation that Guinta provided – that the congressman violated campaign finance laws.
 
... Now Guinta claims he and his wife put more money into the account over the years than he used to fund his run for Congress, so it was really his own money.
 
… Maybe that’s true, but after five years of deceiving the public about the source of the money, the days when the public can take Frank Guinta’s word for anything are behind him.
 
He should produce the deposit slips and bank records to support his latest claim and prove to voters that he’s not just piling up yet another lie on top of the others.
 
He doesn’t have to, of course. That’s Guinta’s prerogative. Sort of like telling the truth.
 
Click here for the full Telegraph editorial.