Brad Parscale was the campaign staffer who ran Donald Trump’s data analysis initiative under the eye of Jared Kushner. Congress is now asking if that data operation may have been utilizing voter data stolen by Russian hackers, with the probe turning its attention to Parscale (source: CNN). Now Parscale is suddenly packing up and moving, in a development that raises questions as to its timing and reasoning.
Parscale confirmed today via his own Twitter account that he is in fact in the process of moving as we speak: “Forgot how much work it is to move. Glad though I am downsizing. Less stuff!” (link). This is eight days after he told a San Antonio newspaper (link) that he was moving his business from San Antonio to Miami for a rather strange reason.
He told the newspaper that he was relocating his business “in pursuit of an airport with more direct flights” because it’s too difficult to get people to fly into San Antonio. He is correct in that the Miami and Fort Lauderdale International Airports do have a large combined number of direct flights between them. But who moves a business a thousand miles away due to proximity to airports? There are major flights hubs in Texas he could have moved to. It comes across as an odd excuse, with odd timing, in light of other odd coincidences.
For instance, relocating his business to its new location will place him just an hour’s drive away from Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach, a property which Donald Trump has spent several weekends at since taking office. In any case, this comes even as the House Intelligence Committee is asking Brad Parscale to come in and testify about his role in the Donald Trump campaign as it may or may not have related to Russian hacking and data theft. At least Parscale’s new location will allow him a direct flight for his testimony.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report