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Daniel Newhauser

Daniel Newhauser

Daniel Newhauser is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in the Atlantic, Roll Call, VICE, National Journal and several other publications.

Internal review: Hagedorn’s ex-chief of staff funneled printing contracts to brother, Hagedorn employee

By: - September 8, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s chief of staff was funneling expensive printing contracts to his brother and an employee, in probable violation of House Ethics rules, according to an internal review the congressman’s office released on Monday. But Hagedorn was in the dark, according to a summary of the internal review shared with the […]

Hagedorn spent another $10,000 on company owned by member of his staff

By: - August 31, 2020

WASHINGTON — In the latest revelation of questionable spending, Rep. Jim Hagedorn doled out another $10,000 to a company owned by one of his employees in February, according to records released on Friday. Invocq Technologies took in $10,431 for printing on February 25, according to congressional spending records for the second quarter or 2020. Although […]

Exclusive: Hagedorn says he does not own mysterious company, Abernathy West

By: - August 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Hagedorn said for the first time Thursday that he does not own a mysterious company his office has paid more than $300,000 for printing. In an exclusive interview with the Minnesota Reformer, Hagedorn said that he has nothing to do with Abernathy West, which hides its ownership structure behind Delaware incorporation […]

DFL Chair Ken Martin: Expect an ethics complaint against Rep. Jim Hagedorn

By: - August 26, 2020

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party may lean on members of the state’s congressional delegation to file a formal complaint against Rep. Jim Hagedorn, following a Minnesota Reformer investigation of his office’s spending. DFL Chairman Ken Martin told reporters Wednesday that he’s speaking with Hagedorn’s Democratic colleagues about the issue, noting that “it’s not a question of […]

“War is coming”: Hagedorn aide associated with conspiratorial, homophobic social media posts

By: - August 24, 2020

WASHINGTON — A member of Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s staff already under scrutiny over the office’s questionable spending has a history of controversial and conspiratorial posts online — including predicting a civil war. John Brevard Sample, a part-time aide to Hagedorn, is the owner of Invocq Technologies, a company the office paid more than $100,000 during […]

Hagedorn hires lawyer-to-the-GOP-stars, previewing possible ethics case

By: - August 19, 2020

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Hagedorn has retained a prominent ethics lawyer to represent him, following revelations his office mismanaged taxpayer money, including paying a company owned by a member of his own staff. Hagedorn has enlisted Elliot Berke, who has represented everyone from then-House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to disgraced Republican Reps. Duncan […]

Congressman spent tax dollars on vendor owned by a member of his staff

By: - August 15, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn likes to boast on mail he sends to his constituents that his postcards are, “Proudly printed in Minnesota!” What the Minnesota Republican fails to mention, though, is he paid a Texas-based company owned by one of his staff members more than $100,000 of taxpayer money to do some of […]