A spokesperson for the Republican National Committee tells TheBlaze that a new report about former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale being under investigation for stealing upward of $40 million from the Trump campaign and $10 million from the Republican National Committee is "categorically false."
What are the details of the allegations?
On Monday, the Daily Mail reported that Parscale — who was involuntarily committed to a Florida hospital after a Sunday domestic dispute in which his wife, Candice, alleged he was attempting suicide — went into a "tailspin" after his July demotion from campaign manager to digital strategy manager.
The outlet reported that Trump ordered an audit of the RNC's spending just days after Parscale's demotion.
The audit, according to the outlet, "appeared to be geared towards examining Parscale's handling of the campaign's money."
The outlet reported that Parscale — who was reportedly making $15,000 per month as campaign manager — is under investigation for stealing between $25 million and $40 million from the president's 2020 re-election campaign.
In addition, Parscale is also reportedly being investigated for stealing another $10 million from the Republican National Committee.
The alleged source told the outlet, "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."
The Daily Mail reported that among other high-expense assets, Parscale owns $300,000 in cars and $5 million in condominium property.
What are people saying about this?
In response to the allegations, RNC rapid response director Steve Guest tells TheBlaze, "This report is categorically false. There is no audit or investigation of Brad [Parscale] at the RNC."
TheBlaze also reached out to a spokesperson for the Trump campaign, but did not receive a response in time for publication.
Update 9/29/2020 2:51 p.m. ET: Tim Murtaugh, director of communications for the 2020 Trump campaign, tells TheBlaze, "It's utterly false. There is no investigation, no audit, and there never was."
What else do we know?
The pressure reportedly began to build on Parscale, according to the Daily Mail, who allegedly began drinking frequently following his demotion and was reportedly seen "stumbling out of bars in Fort Lauderdale."
With regard to the Sunday incident, the Daily Mail reported that a hysterical Candice was seen fleeing from the couple's shared home on Sunday, telling a bystander, "I think my husband just killed himself!"
Local outlets reported that Parscale armed himself with a gun that afternoon and barricaded himself inside the couple's home. When officers arrived at the scene, they were able to transport him to Broward Health Medical Center under Florida's Baker Act, which allows officials to detain patients and place them under a 72-hour psychiatric hold.
As reported by the Daily Mail and NBC News, Sgt. M. Moceri wrote, "Due to the subject disobeying my lawful commands coupled with the subject being substantially larger than I am, Subject apprx 6'6' and wearing shorts with pockets that could easily conceal a firearm, I initiated a double leg takedown."
Video of Brad Parscale being taken into custody released by Fort Lauderdale police www.youtube.com