Home / News / Missouri News / Missouri Rep. Cori Bush under federal criminal investigation
bush investigation
Democrat Rep. Cori Bush speaking at a rally. Photo: Craig Currie via Photo News 247, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Missouri Rep. Cori Bush under federal criminal investigation

Missouri’s Rep. Cori Bush, who represents the St. Louis area, is under a federal criminal investigation.

The U.S. Department of Justice served the House sergeant at arms, William McFarland, with a grand jury subpoena to turn over related materials, McFarland informed the House on Monday. The requested documents apply to a criminal probe into Bush’s alleged misuse of funds associated with security, it was reported on Tuesday.

A member of the so-called “Squad” of ultra left-wing progressives, Bush issued a statement on Tuesday confirming that she is under investigation and denying that she had improperly used any federal funds for her personal security detail.

Since the events of Jan. 6, 2021, she has spent more on security than any other House member. One security guard on her payroll, Nathaniel Davis, claims to be a 109-trillion-year-old “Hebrew” and has endorsed antisemitic conspiracy theories like the Rothschilds running “the Western hemisphere.”

The expenditures prompted complaints to the Office of Congressional Ethics; they were dismissed unanimously last year.

“We are fully cooperating in this investigation,” Bush said. “I am not entitled to personal protection by the House and instead have used campaign funds as permissible to retain security services. I have not used any federal tax dollars for personal security services.”

She added without proof that “right-wing organizations have lodged baseless complaints against” her, prompting ongoing investigations by the Federal Election Commission and the House Committee on Ethics, alongside the Justice Department investigation.

The Justice Department has not issued a public statement on the matter.

In 2023, Fox News reported that she paid her husband, who previously served as her campaign security guard, more than $100,000 over two years. That’s in addition to more than $500,000 she has spent on private security since 2022.

–JNS.org | used with permission


Leave a Reply