Donald Trump’s demoted campaign boss Brad Parscale is under investigation for ‘stealing’ between $25-$40 million from Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, well-placed sources exclusively told DailyMail.com.
The 44-year-old is also being investigated for ‘pocketing’ nearly another $10 million from the Republican National Committee, the insiders added.
The revelation comes as Parscale was involuntarily committed to a hospital by Fort Lauderdale police on Sunday following a concerning episode at his $2.4 million Florida home.
on Monday that his wife Candice Parscale was seen screaming and fleeing the home in just her bikini, telling a passerby: ‘I think my husband just killed himself’.
As many as 20 police cars and boats swarmed the waterfront property after the distraught wife told cops she heard a revolver being cocked and a ‘loud boom’ after Parscale began ‘ranting and raving’.
Candice told police that Parscale had been ‘stressed out for the past two weeks and has made suicidal comments throughout the week to shoot himself’, according to an officer’s report.
A Trump insider explained to DailyMail.com that Parscale went into a tailspin after he was demoted in July and replaced by his former number two, Bill Stepien, as he’s worried about the ‘gravy train’ ending and keeping up with his lavish lifestyle.
Tim Murtaugh, the Communications Director for Trump’s 2020 campaign, said in a statement to DailyMail.com: ‘It’s utterly false. There is no investigation, no audit, and there never was.’
Steve Guest, the RNC Rapid Response Director, said: ‘This report is categorically false. There is no audit or investigation of Brad at the RNC.’
It was widely reported that the President lost faith in Parscale after a much-trumpeted campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma drew a dismal crowd, relegating him to his previous role in digital and data strategy.
The well-placed source said just days later, Trump ordered an audit of the spending of the Republican National Committee.
The probe appeared to be geared towards examining Parscale’s handling of the campaign’s money, the source said, putting the 6ft 8in aide under ‘tremendous pressure’.
The source explained: ‘The thing about what Parscale did with the finances of the campaign could actually be totally legal.
‘But Brad has tons of bills since his lifestyle picked up, and he sees the gravy train coming to an end.’
Parscale seemed to try to put it out of his mind, as DailyMail.com published exclusive images of Parscale, his wife and several friends drinking beer and liquor by their pool days after his demotion.
Our source said such scenes were becoming routine for Parscale who was spotted stumbling out of bars in Fort Lauderdale, where he and his wife own three swish condos worth a combined $5 million.
The couple have at least $300,000 worth of cars – including a 2017 Ferrari, a Range Rover and a BMW X6 – while public records suggest Parscale has owned as many as eight boats.
Their spending spree represents a remarkable turnaround for the college basketball standout who lost his family’s company to bankruptcy in the mid-2000s but rebuilt his finances after working for Trump in various digital guises since 2011.
Campaign records show Parscale was making $15,000 a month as Trump’s electioneering guru.
‘The President is an excellent businessman and being associated with him for years has been extremely beneficial to my family.’
On Sunday, his wife Candice fled from the front yard to the passerby, getting into her car. The woman then called 911 with Candice at her side.
Believing he was dead, she buried her head in the stranger’s lap and sobbed uncontrollably until officers revealed Parscale was still alive and asked for his cell number so they could begin negotiations.
Police dispatch records reveal marksmen could see into the $2.4 million property where Parscale was sat shirtless on the floor with his dog, drinking beer and ‘talking to himself’.
The witness, who asked not to be named for fear of reprisals, told DailyMail.com she also noticed evidence of bruising on Candice’s upper arms.