An internal audit is underway to examine what can be described as “spending irregularities” on Trump’s reelection campaign during Parscale’s time as it’s number 1.
Jeff DeWit, the new chief operating officer of the reelection efforts, is reviewing all of the campaign’s spending and contracts.
“Sources” for the report said that Parscale is the likely target of the audit. Stepien and DeWit denied that anyone was the target, but one the sources said Trump brought DeWit in because Trump was “so sick” of hearing about all the money Parscale was making off the reelection efforts.
Stepien issued a statement denying Parscale is being audited and called the author of the Business Insider story a “poor man’s gossip columnist”.
“The Business Insider story is categorically false and the only on-the-record source confirms that no audit of Brad Parscale is taking place. Jeff DeWit was clearly speaking to his efforts to prepare our budget for the duration of the campaign, but that didn’t matter for the poor man’s gossip columnist writing this story. Brad remains a senior member of our team and we are pleased with his contributions to President Trump’s reelection effort.”
An earlier story by Business Insider in May reported that companies owned by Brad Parscale collected nearly $40 million dollars from the Trump campaign which would be a hefty sum.
Most presidential campaign managers make low six-figure salaries, but it’s unclear how much of that money was used to place advertisements and pay people from Parscale’s companies who are servicing the campaign.