Spanberger Falsely Smears Conservative Group in Desperate Attempt to Hide Record

Abigail Spanberger falsely accused the Congressional Leadership Fund of illegal activity because she is terrified her record will be made public.

Richmond, VA – Yesterday, Abigail Spanberger accused the Congressional Leadership Fund of illegally obtaining records of her past employment. Her claim fell apart within hours after very basic scrutiny.

Below is an excerpt from a Buzzfeed article refuting Spanberger’s claim:

“In an interview with the New York Times published Tuesday, the former officer, Abigail Spanberger, accused the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan, of improperly obtaining the document, and suggested that the Trump administration may have leaked the information for partisan purposes.”

“America Rising submitted a standard Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking information from the National Personnel Records Center which was referred to the United States Postal Service, an independent agency, which provided us responsive documents,” America Rising CEO Joe Pounder said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. “Why the USPS disclosed certain information in response to the FOIA is for their response. At the end of the day, this Democrat candidate is trying to block the one thing FOIA is meant to provide, transparency.”

“Abigail Spanberger should be absolutely ashamed of falsely accusing a conservative group of illegal activity,” said RPV Executive Director John Findlay. “Her story’s swift unraveling is beyond embarrassing and shows she has much more in common with Barney Fife than James Bond. This episode makes it abundantly clear that Spanberger is terrified of Seventh District voters finding out about her background and she will go to any length, including lying, to hide her record from the public.”

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