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NY Rep. George Santos calls ‘bulls—t’ on latest federal indictment

Lying Long Island Republican Rep. George Santos said Wednesday that a superseding federal indictment that slapped him with 10 additional counts on Tuesday was “bulls—t” and insisted he had “no control” over his campaign’s money and would not consider a plea deal.

“I’m going to continue to fight this as much as I’ve said in the past I did. Nothing changes,” Santos told reporters Wednesday, adding that his ex-campaign treasurer Nancy Marks put him “in an array of trouble.”

Prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York accused the scandal-plagued Santos, 35, of falsifying records with the Federal Election Commission, stealing the identities of campaign donors, and racking up tens of thousands of dollars on their credit cards without authorization.

“I don’t know the back ends and the back door systems of the FEC, how — how reports are filed, so to even blame me on false statements of the FEC is absolute bullsh–t,” Santos insisted. “I’ve never once even saw what a report looked like.”

Tuesday’s charges are in addition to the 13 counts Santos was hit with in May for allegedly embezzling money from his campaign and lying to Congress.

When pressed about the tens of thousands of dollars the campaign took from donors’ credit cards, Santos deflected responsibility from either himself or Marks, who pleaded guilty last week to a single count of fraud conspiracy.

“I’m not blaming that on her. I’m just saying it wasn’t me. I didn’t handle the finances,” he stressed. “I’ve never transacted a single finance procedure in a campaign.”

Santos also claimed that his office had texts and emails between himself and Marks that he argued would exonerate him.

In a sworn statement accompanying her guilty plea, Marks claimed that she and Santos falsified financial reports to say that the now-congressman loaned his own campaign $500,000 in a bid to woo would-be donors.

She also admitted to providing the FEC with a list of people who supposedly had given money to the campaign, with her lawyer saying Santos had “mentally seduced” Marks.

“I didn’t even know what the hell the FEC was,” Santos went on. “I don’t know what their system was like, other than going on Google and, I think like all of you might know and looking and see who’s donating to who and whatnot.”

“It’s frustrating to me that I have to sit here and now have to defend myself from things that I paid someone else to do,” he added.

Asked by The Post about allegedly inflated donations from 10 family members, Santos called the charges “infuriating.”

“It’s frustrating to me that I have to sit here and now have to defend myself from things that I paid someone else to do,” he added.

“It’s not like I sent that and I said, ‘Here, go fraud these. Go input these.’ No, it’s absolutely crazy,” he replied.

Santos also denied that he transferred $44,000 in campaign funds to his personal bank account, saying “there were no transfers from my campaign to my personal account other than repayments of loans.”

“I did loan the money to the campaign to the tune of $700,000,” he answered.

The truth-challenged pol, who previously referred to his 13-count indictment on embezzlement and other fraudulent finance charges as a “witch hunt,” also claimed the new charges were “politically convenient” while stopping short of claiming outright “political persecution.”

The “burden of proving that I had anything to do with that is on the government,” he added. “I’m not going to try this in the media. I’m not going to try this in public forums. I’m going to try this where it needs to be tried — in a court of law.”

Asked about repeated calls from his critics to resign, Santos said: “They’re not the people who sent me here. If we start with precedent of every time somebody doesn’t like somebody in this body and they gang up and expel them, we set a terrible precedent. Then we’re canceling the voice of the American people.”

Santos had been next slated to appear in Long Island federal court on Oct. 27.

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