In a video posted to his YouTube channel Tuesday morning, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) said he expects to be indicted for lying to the FBI about a scheme to funnel foreign donations to his campaign.
“About five-and-a-half years ago a person from overseas illegally moved money to my campaign—I didn’t know anything about this—and used some other Americans to do so. They were all caught and punished, thankfully, ” Fortenberry explained in the video, which he recorded in his pickup truck, with his wife and dog in the frame. After a 2019 interview with the FBI, he said, “they’ve accused me of lying to them and are charging me with this.”
“We’re shocked. We’re stunned,” said Fortenberry, who denied the allegations in the video and said he feels “personally betrayed” by the agents.