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Neo-Nazi Group Appears To Register With FEC

By News Creatives Authors , in Billionaires , at January 1, 1970

A group calling itself the National Socialist Movement registered as a national committee party with the Federal Election Commission on Aug. 8. The NSM is a long-standing neo-Nazi group that’s down to one or two dozen members, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

On its filing, the NSM listed its bank as BB&T. Citing client privacy, a spokesperson for BB&T’s parent company, Truist, declined to confirm or deny if the NSM was an accountholder. “What I can tell you is that at Truist, we reject hate and discrimination in all their ugly forms,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “Our purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities motivates us to help build a stronger, more equitable company and society.”

Four days after receiving the NSM’s registration, the FEC informed the NSM it would need to prove it meets the criteria for national-party status. The NSM’s response is due by Sept. 16.


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The name of the treasurer (whose title is listed as “SS director” on the FEC filing) matches that of a man who has claimed to be a member of the NSM, according to a 2018 report by NFW Daily News. But an email to the treasurer bounced back. And his phone number was out of service, and the PAC’s address doesn’t appear in public records.

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I took an unusual route to get here. In a past life, I worked as a travel and food writer, which is how I got the assignment in 2016 to cover the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., just a couple miles from my home. When Trump won the election and refused to divest his business, I stayed on the story, starting a newsletter called 1100 Pennsylvania (named after the hotel’s address) and contributed to Vanity Fair, Politico and NBC News. I’m still interested in Trump, but I’ve broadened my focus to follow the money connected to other politicians as well—both Republicans and Democrats.

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