Complaints have been filed with both state and federal entities, tens of thousands of dollars are still not accounted for, and the Trailhead Group LLC wasn’t even reserved with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office until Colorado Confidential reporter Cara DeGette paid $25 to make it official.
And still the Trailhead Group, that is the GOP 527 organization registered with the IRS, maintains that everything is in order.
In a Rocky Mountain News article published today, Trailhead responded to investigative reporting from the Confidential, detailing financial discrepancies between the group and other 527s. From the News:
The blog Colorado Confidential last week accused the influential GOP group of money laundering, saying donations and contributions to and from other GOP groups don’t add up.
In turn, complaints were filed with the IRS by Colorado Citizens for Ethics in Government and with the secretary of state by the Democratic political group Colorado Clear Peak.
Philp blasted the Clear Peak, which is run by former Democratic Party chairman Tim Knaus.
While Clear Peak characterized the transactions as “money laundering,” Colorado Confidential never used that term. Instead, the Confidential outlined questionable reporting of financial transactions by Trailhead and other 527s.