The Gateway Pundit reported final March, earlier than Kari Lake introduced her bid for U.S. Senate, she revealed that an individual despatched by “highly effective folks again East” tried to bribe her “with an enormous wage and a place on a board” to remain out of politics.
Lake, nevertheless, instructed the person to pound sand after which later introduced her marketing campaign for Senate with President Trump’s endorsement.
Now, Tucson radio host Garrett Lewis experiences that two sources near the matter confirmed to him that it was Arizona GOP Chairman Jeff DeWit.
Two sources confirmed to me that AZGOP Chairman @JeffDeWitAZ was despatched to @karilake‘s residence (final 12 months) on behalf of highly effective folks, to attempt to bribe her to go away politics. Kari clearly mentioned no. DeWit should resign now. You possibly can’t run the AZGOP and wish Kari Lake to be gone.
— Garret Lewis (@GarretLewis) January 22, 2024
We’ve got it on good authority that that is true, and extra data is probably going popping out shortly.
Nonetheless, DeWit has denied the declare to a number of sources:
A number of sources are reporting @JeffDeWitAZ has denied allegations. We’re ready for an official assertion from @JeffDeWitAZ . Maybe one of many “sources” needs to weigh in?https://t.co/VOvmbX1kJO pic.twitter.com/jmqX5fLu1I
— We the Folks AZ Alliance (@WethePeopleAZA1) January 23, 2024
DeWit has not responded to The Gateway Pundit’s request for remark…
Primarily based on DeWit’s earlier remarks, it’s possible that he would attempt to get a pro-Trump candidate to remain out of politics, as he apparently did with Kari Lake.
In early 2023, DeWit, an in depth pal of billionaire donor and former DeSantis surrogate Jim Lamon, was caught on a recorded cellphone name making anti-Trump statements and declaring that he’s “off the Trump prepare.” Nevertheless, he denied the legitimacy of the tapes and lied in regards to the context, calling the tape “chopped up,” “faux,” and a grimy marketing campaign tactic, when requested by reporters.
Washington Publish reported:
DeWit mentioned in an interview with The Publish Saturday that the audio is “a faux tape chopped up” from a non-public dialog he had final 12 months with a Daniels backer.
“The half he reduce is the very starting, the place I mentioned, ‘Individuals are saying that I’m off the Trump prepare as a result of I wouldn’t help Blake Masters,’” DeWit mentioned. “I’ve by no means seen a dirtier marketing campaign tactic than recording a non-public cellphone dialog and creatively modifying it to attempt to win an election. It’s despicable.”
An extended portion of the audio, offered to The Gateway Pundit, provides extra context to the audio recording of Jeff DeWit and doesn’t seem like “faux” or “chopped up,” as DeWit instructed the Washington Publish. Within the audio beneath, DeWit refutes claims that he’s affiliated with the Trump marketing campaign, saying, “Man, I’m off the Trump Practice. I’m Desantis. I’m not good with the Trump folks as a result of I didn’t help their fool, Blake Masters, FYI.”
DeWit can be heard saying, “I don’t thoughts Trump,” when requested why he made these statements, however he doesn’t seem to alter his place. Nonetheless, DeWit continues to disclaim the legitimacy of his statements and even instructed The Gateway Pundit that he was mendacity to the particular person within the recording beneath, seemingly in an try to cowl for himself.
Based on sources, DeWit traveled on Jim Lamon’s personal jet to Iowa final July to help Ron DeSantis’ failed marketing campaign. Moreover, Dewit was listed as chief funding officer of Jim Lamon’s photo voltaic power firm, Depcom Energy, in Might 2021 and chaired Lamon’s failed Senate marketing campaign in 2022, in response to Arizona Central.
Many in the Arizona Republican Get together have lengthy speculated that DeWit is a “puppet” for Lamon, who misplaced his U.S. Senate Main after Trump endorsed Blake Masters for the seat. This raises the query: is an unelected billionaire controlling the Arizona Republican Get together chairman?
Primarily based on the data we have now, it could seem probably that RINO Jeff DeWit could now help Nikki Haley after Ron DeSantis suspended his marketing campaign for President. Nevertheless, it’s unclear who Dewit and Lamon are backing.