Biden”s Department of Homeland Sleaze Chief, by Michelle Malkin
Whatever old is brand-new once again. The corruptocracy of the Obama administration is back with a revenge in the White Home. Once again, the “S” in “DHS” stands not for security — however for sleaze. Our country is back for sale to the greatest foreign bidders and their “America last” cronies.
Last Thursday, the Senate Homeland Security Committee pressed through the election of Alejandro “Ali” Mayorkas to head the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 6 Senate Republicans sided with Democrats in breaking a GOP filibuster: Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah, Susan Collins of Maine, Rob Portman of Ohio, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, and Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
Simply call them the Senate GOP Traitors’ Caucus.
“Inclement weather” required the post ponement of the complete and last Senate vote set up Monday, however the overload constantly gets its method come rain, shine, sleet or snow. 7 years back, I initially raised alarms when Barack Obama’s dubious Chicago crony Mayorkas was tapped for the No. 2 position at DHS. Feckless Senate Republicans gave up then, as they will once again now.
Mayorkas’ primary certification for the deputy DHS secretary slot was his marvelous record of accomplishment as a leading Obama governmental project fundraising event in 2008. “Obama bundler” bestowed the exact same wonderful powers of gain access to for Ali Mayorkas as “Open, sesame!” provided for Ali Baba.
Mayorkas will fit right in under the rein of Quid Pro Joe. As I reported throughout Mayorkas’ 2013 verification hearings, Mayorkas telephoned the Clinton White Home while U.S. lawyer on behalf of founded guilty drug dealership Carlos Vignali. Mayorkas signed up with other prominent California liberals in the dialing-for-pardons project. Vignali’s dad (likewise thought of drug trafficking) had actually discarded $200,000 in the coffers of Hillary Clinton’s bro, Hugh, to protect his kid’s commutation.
Naturally, Mayorkas pleaded lack of knowledge of Vignali senior’s thought criminal activity and confessed failure to do his “due diligence.” Mayorkas’ pardongate “mistake” cost him absolutely nothing. Thus lots of slimy overload animals in Washington, he has actually consistently stopped working up by style, not mishap. As the previous head of Obama/Biden’s U.S. Citizenship and Migration Solutions firm, claims of scams, careless rubber-stamping and lax enforcement — from veteran internal whistleblowers —pestered Mayorkas’ period. Senate Republicans went along with his visit to the DHS No. 2 slot despite the fact that he had actually been under examination for his function as a meddling fixer in foreign EB-5 visas-for-sale plans for 15 months prior to that election.
Federal private investigators talked to more than 15 whistleblowers varying from rank-and-file staff members to numerous senior supervisors in California and at the D.C. head office who implicated Mayorkas of bestowing preferential gain access to and treatment to politically linked EB-5 candidates and stakeholders. They detailed how Mayorkas “created special processes and revised existing policies in the EB-5 program to accommodate specific parties” while working as director of the U.S. Citizenship and Migration Solutions.
“Their allegations were unequivocal,” the DHS inspector general concluded, and the corruption under Mayorkas was systemic.
Pointer: then-Senate Democratic Bulk Leader Harry Reid pushed Mayorkas to reverse his firm’s rejection of expedited EB-5 visa applications for Chinese financiers in a Las Vegas gambling establishment hotel, which simply took place to be represented by Reid’s legal representative kid Rory. Adjudicators balked at the favoritism. Mayorkas steamrolled the dissenters, who reported on screaming matches over the cases. Reid’s staffers got unique instructions from Mayorkas to upgrade them on the job’s development.
One servant called it “a whole new phase of yuck.”
On The Other Hand, in the words of one DHS authorities at the Migration and Customs Enforcement bureau, Mayorkas “absolutely gave special treatment” to electrical automobile racket GreenTech, which zealously looked for EB-5 visas for another group of deep-pocketed Chinese financiers. Former Democratic National Committee chair and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe helmed the business after it was spun off from a Chinese endeavor. Hillary Clinton’s late bro, Tony Rodham, led the EB-5 collaboration with GreenTech. Louisiana GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal and previous Mississippi GOP Gov. Haley Barbour both lobbied for approval of the job.
McAuliffe grumbled to then-DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano when the department’s adjudicators declined the GreenTech offer. In offense of recordkeeping and disclosure guidelines, Mayorkas satisfied with McAuliffe in February 2011 and after that satisfied personally with senior personnel to advise the firm to reverse its rejections. It did.
In 2018, GreenTech applied for personal bankruptcy after generating some $141 million from 283 EB-5 financiers — primarily from China. No one understands where all that cash went. More than 25 concerns asked by GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley about Mayorkas’ EB-5 interventions stay unanswered 5 years after the inspector basic report berated his ethical breaches as “corrosive and destabilizing.”
Possibly Joe Biden will select ChiCom tool Hunter Biden as the next DHS inspector general to secure the DHS sleazehouse — with the Senate GOP Traitor Caucus standing by to help with the uniparty’s sellout of America. Where’s a Patriot Celebration when you require one?
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.