Skip to comments.FBI raids homes of Weldon child, friend
Posted on 10/16/2006 12:22:24 PM PDT by Kimberly GG
MEDIA, Pa. - The FBI raided the homes of Rep. Curt Weldon (news, bio, voting record)'s daughter and a close friend Monday as it investigates whether the congressman improperly helped the pair win lobbying and consulting contracts.
Agents searched four locations in the Philadelphia area and two in Jacksonville, Fla., said Debbie Weierman, an FBI spokeswoman in Washington. The congressman's home and his offices were not among the locations searched, she said.
Earlier Monday, Weldon called the investigation politically motivated and called the timing suspect. The Republican, who is locked in a tight re-election bid and has clashed with the Bush administration, denied wrongdoing and said he gave his daughter no special help.".....
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Looks like Weldon got too close to some people with his rants this year.
"Child"? Huh? Odd word choice by the AP...
A CHILD doing consulting?
Nothing like making incompetents who wield power mad at you.
(Note, not saying he's not a crook. Being a politician, I assume he is, as generally only crooks want to be politicians. But I also think whatever he did would have been ignored, but for pointing out the intelligence failures caused by Gorelick, et al.)
With all these different locations being raided (and the number of agents involved) I guess that is the reason they are not investigating Dingy Harry.
Lack of manpower; that an the rest of the agents too busy undergoing Muslim Sensitivity Classes.
"W, FIRE THAT IDIOTIC-PC-USELESS-POS-WUSS, MUELLER, NOW. HE AND CHERTOFF (THE SAME ADJECTIVES APPLY) HAVE GOT TO GO!!!!"
They are investigating him by raiding his daughter??? Sounds like something they do in Pakistan.
WHO called for this investigation???? Looks like Weldon hit a nerve with ABLE DANGER!!
This was initiated by CREW and Melanie Sloane. Same group that caused the Foley hit. It is pure politics. Scummy in the extreme. Weldon may be a little kooky but he is not corrupt. My children went to school with his. Also, he has the FBI and CIA mad at him because of his ABLE Danger accusations. The Democrats are truly a slimey group of people. If their tactics win them Congress it will just encourage more of this in the future. Emmanuel and Schumer are sleazey. I hate politics.
"Child" makes it sound like the only way that Curt Weldon's daughter COULD have received money was with his help. His children are educated adults, yet the AP doesn't want the reader to think so.
AMEN!! Mueller is a POS and Chertoff is INCOMPETENT!!
When I hear some real digging into Harry Reid, then I will care about this.
Pre election publicity stunt. Nothing will come of it.
Also, for your interest: Posted at Just One Minute from a Democrat blogsite:
I am sad to report to this community the reality of the ground situation in a northwestern bellwether county, Wood County Ohio. Despite our enthusiasm for recent polls and excitement in general it appears the republican early voting effort is far superior to ours.
Absentee Ballots have been going out for one week, and the Republican early voting turnout machine has proven superior to our best efforts. To date nearly 3,500 absentee ballots have been mailed out. 40% of which have been mailed to Republicans, 40% to undeclared and only 20% to Democrats.
Republicans have mailed multiple absentee registrations to all of their registered voters and have followed up with multiple robo-calls and human calls to ensure that their voters have turned in their early voting applications. Additionally there is evidence that they have reached beyond their republican base, and have targeted independents in a number of important swing precincts in Wood County.
Wood County has gone twice for Clinton and twice for Bush. Bush won Wood County by 3% points over Kerry. Wood County is a suburban to rural county south of Toledo Ohio and is an indicator of how well candidates will perform in very close races. Obviously Sherrod Brown is in a very tight race.
I'm a little worried. Okay a lot worried.
Well, the accusation is that Weldon helped his lobbyist daughter get gigs, so she would be part of any charges and it's logical to assume that she might have evidence.
However, the fact that they're investigating Weldon for his one daughter but NOT investigating Reid, whose sons (4?) are all lobbyists representing firms with issues that their father has helped with is what's totally absurd about this to me.
I'm beginning to believe that our FBI, CIA, and State Department are just arms of the democrat party. I used to admire these agencies, but not anymore. They scare me with how very politically motivated they seem to be. Who is ordering these investigations?
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