Nassau County Republican District Attorney to investigate admitted liar George Santos

Natalie Portman
By Natalie Portman 5 Min Read

Republican District Attorney Anne Donnelly of Nassau County, New York, announced Wednesday that her office would be investigating incoming GOP Congressman George Santos due to reports that he lied about his personal and professional history.

“The numerous fabrications and inconsistencies associated with Congressman-elect Santos are nothing short of astounding,” said Donnelly in a statement.

“Residents of Nassau County and other parts of the Third District must have an honest and accountable representative in Congress,” he added. “No one is above the law and if a crime has been committed in this county, we will prosecute it.”

Last week the a New York Times investigation revealed Santos may have lied about his resume and other allegedly unsavory details about his past.

In addition to claiming that he attended Baruch College, Santos also claimed in his campaign biography that he worked for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs.

The investigation of Times has questioned these claims, with Citigroup and Goldman Sachs saying they have no record of his work there. Baruch College officials also told the Times the school has no record of Santos graduating from the school in 2010, as he previously claimed.

Santos also states in a biography on National Republican Congressional Committee website he briefly attended NYU, but NYU officials said they could find no record of his attendance.

At first, Santos called the investigation an attempt to “smear his good name” with defamatory allegations, but in an exclusive interview with the New York Post released on Mondaythe freshman deputy admitted to sprucing up his resume.

“My sins here are gracing my resume,” Santos said.

Santos further admitted that he “never worked directly” for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, claiming his statements were a “poor choice of words.” According to the young Republican, the Link Bridge company, of which he was a vice president, had business ties to those high-level companies, adding that he allegedly made “capital injections” between customers and investors. Goldman Sachs and Citigroup were both “LPS, Limited Partnerships,” he said.

“I will be more clear on this. He was declared wrong,” Santos said.

Santos also admitted that he never graduated. “I did not graduate from any higher education institution. I am embarrassed and sorry for embellishing my resume,” he said. “I admit it… We do stupid things in life.”

Despite the falsehoods, Santos has said he will not derail his tenure in Congress.

“I’m not a criminal,” Santos said. “This [controversy] it will not prevent me from having a good legislative success. I will be effective. I’ll be good.”

Republicans and Democrats have since called for further investigations into George Santos or for him to resign altogether.

“Congressman-elect George Santos has broken the public’s trust by making grave errors regarding his background, experience and education, among other matters,” Nassau County GOP Chairman Joseph Cairo said Tuesday.

“He has a lot of work to do to regain the trust of voters and everyone he represents in Congress,” added Cairo.

Speaking with former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) on Fox News this week, Santos said he is authentic and not a fictional character.

“So, look, I understand that everyone wants to nitpick me. I will reassure him once and for all. I am not a facade. I am not a person. I have a long career that I have worked very hard to achieve.

“And I plan to offer my expertise because I remain committed to delivering results for the American people,” Santos said.

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