Saturday, August 3, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff steps off


Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., right, and her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti, left, walk back together after joining other members of the freshman class of Congress for a group photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The Intercept


Saikat Chakrabarti, her chief of staff, and Corbin Trent, her director of communications — who, through their work with Justice Democrats, have been alongside Ocasio-Cortez since her primary run — will leave the lawmaker’s office. Chakrabarti will go to New Consensus, a nonprofit focused on climate issues and promoting the Green New Deal. Trent will direct communications on Ocasio-Cortez’s 2020 campaign, the same role he played during her first congressional run.
 
“Saikat has decided to leave the office of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to work with New Consensus to further develop plans for a Green New Deal,” Trent said in a statement to The Intercept. “We are extraordinarily grateful for his service to advance a bold agenda and improve the lives of the people in NY-14. From his co-founding of Justice Democrats to his work on the Ocasio-Cortez campaign and in the official office, Saikat’s goal has always been to do whatever he can to help the larger progressive movement, and we look forward to continuing working with him to do just that.”

Good. Now this guy can do his get richer schemes exploiting progressive values and policies on his own time.

20 comments:

georgetheatheist said...

Yes, indeed. He's outta there!!! Why? Because he couldn't face the heat in the kitchen . . . the kitchen known as Queens Crap!!! Scroll down and see the postings of exactly one week ago today!!!

Queens Crap rules!!! This site is s-o-o-o educational . . . and instrumental!!!

Bye-bye Birdie.

Anonymous said...

Lol you think Queens Crap got him fired.

Child, no, Pelosi is why he got fired.

JQ LLC said...

Anonymous is right.

Which is actually more unsettling.

georgetheatheist said...

My money goes on Meeks and his local Old Guard Dem entourage getting him fired. Meeks finally sowing his oats after the week's Katz DA "win". And Meeks finally getting a BACKBONE after being called-out on this here Queens Crap site.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't fired.

Still will run her campaign.

Just a title change to get the heat off.

He is going nowhere.

Anonymous said...

Heard there are discussions on campaign funds. Everyone does it but since he is a renegade they suddenly got religion when his name is mentioned.

The Queens Party is desperately trying for a real Jimmy Van Bramer, a leftest in clubhouse clothing, to dupe the kids. Its not getting very far and ramping up more suspicion by the kids especially after the games the clubhouse had to pull to get Katz back in office.

That is a perfect example of winning a battle and losing the war, but then, no one ever said they were smart. Just stupidly loyal. They would have been smart to just seduce Caban.

The clock is ticking and we have seen only the opening credits. This is all good.

Anonymous said...

"Saikat has decided to leave the office of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to work with New Consensus to further develop plans for a Green New Deal,”

What bullshit Crapper and other media got him canned along with Pelosi, who's trying to rein the mutant AOC in and get her to join the fold. I would've loved to have been a "Fly on the wall" at those meetings...

JQ LLC said...

I don't think Meeks had much influence over Chak's firing himself, it was a concerted effort by the entire old guard of democrat hacks led by Speaker Nancy Pants. And they probably did a lot of garbage digging into Chak's shady money raising and transferring.

Last anon: Thanks for the credit, but from the looks of this wonky clusterfuck it looks like everything just fell into place for all individuals involved. Considering Chak's wife just had a baby.

I don't think he's done yet being that he's super wealthy and because of AOC is now a major player in politics, but it's certain that Nancy and her battalion, despite being pissed for being insulted, has a mutual admiration for Chak's inventive PAC machinations.

Anonymous said...

And This might have had something to do with it:

https://nypost.com/2019/08/03/feds-probing-aocs-chief-of-staff-saikat-chakrabarti-after-sudden-resignation/

georgetheatheist said...

So, bottom line, who now rules the 14th CD roost?

Riley Roberts?

georgetheatheist said...

Plus, you don't think Grace Meng and Carolyn Maloney, both whose seats were/are being primary eyeballed by Chakrabarti-ites, didn't make a phone call or two to Meeks to tell him to get his ass in gear?

JQ LLC said...

Riley is another rich mofo. He's also has the hipster look down pat, which is why no one seen much of this guy when Alex was campaigning after she beat Crowley. Alex got in an ethical problem with giving him gov't email account.

GTA: Certainly a lot of phone calls were made, but all the flexing was done by Pelosi, she is a very frightening and dangerous person. And it's doesn't take some twitter insult to get under her skin, she and the DNC doesn't like any threat to their feifdom, it's not limited to the JD's.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-27/decision-was-made-democratic-party-boss-tells-progressive-candidate-step-aside

The Dems in DC are as protective of their positions and power like the mullahs in Iran. There is nothing to celebrate about this.

Anon re: Post story

That's what I wrote about in Impunity, and I sourced it from other Fox stories of Chak's little shell companies.

Progress will never be made with dicks like Saikat running around. Every one who has joined the justice democrats better drop out.

Anonymous said...

The difference between the Queens I grew up in during the 50s/60s and the current situation was that many male residents had fought in WWII and Korea and to some extent Vietnam. Most males were subject to the draft. And the voting age was 21.
They would not put up with the cr@p that is going on.

Anonymous said...

Arrogant millionaire off to save the planet

Anonymous said...

Bad as he is, he is a step forward on the past handlers on the politicians up in that neck of the woods.

Anonymous said...

Bad as he is, he is a step forward on the past handlers on the politicians up in that neck of the woods.

AMEN. Has anyone taken a look at Simotas, a waif hiding out for the past year since Crowley got his just deserts, Gianaris, mystery Albany errand boy now 'community activist' (snark), and the other one, what's his name, the one whose teeth resembles dental work found in Appalachia?

All perfect representatives for the 'New Astoria.' NOT!

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it Chuck Rat Batty is running against Meeks

Anonymous said...

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TommyR said...

^Anon, are you high on crack or is it heroin you're taking to come up with comments like that? Either way, please kindly swallow the shit your spewing instead of spreading it here and destroying our collective brain cells with that nonsense.

That said, I have nothing useful to add to this post except to say the dude looks like an Indian Harry Potter, lol.

Anonymous said...

Thank you TommyR for puting that "A"-hole in his/her place !