Skip to comments.Daniel Greenfield: The New Crooked Congressional Black Caucus
Posted on 11/23/2018 9:34:36 AM PST by EveningStar
In the last decade, every single House Democrat sent to prison for financial crimes was a Congressional Black Caucus member. In the last twenty years, its been over 80%. After the midterms, the CBC has grown past a record 50 members. But that doesnt mean its getting better. Power makes it worse...
The Congressional Black Caucus has achieved a record number of seats so its a power player in the new Dem House majority. And CBC leaders are demanding a status in the Democrat leadership commensurate with their growing numbers. The Caucus forms somewhat less than a quarter of the Dem House majority and is the core of Rep. Pelosis support, trading backing for House leadership positions.
But the Congressional Black Caucus is rotten with everything from corruption to anti-Semitism. Its newfound power in the House will allow CBC leaders even more scope for corruption and abuse. Numerous CBC members have faced ethics investigations, three have been sent to prison in the last 5 years, and a significant number have met with Farrakhan or attended Nation of Islam events...
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“In the last decade, every single House Democrat sent to prison for financial crimes was a Congressional Black Caucus member.”
Only because the White/Jewish/Men selectively prosecute Black members of Congress just like cops selectively arrest and prosecute predominantly black criminals. [S]
In the last decade, every single House Democrat sent to prison for financial crimes was a Congressional Black Caucus member.
All Democrats, not a single Republican sent to prison.
The CBC should be abolished. They are racists. The affirmative action era is dying, and any group that identifies by skin color exclusively is no different than the Klan. I immediately discount anything labeled as “black *****”.
The vicious cycle of racism and thievery in the CBC must be broken. Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. The Congressional Black Caucus had a front seat to #MeToo with the revelation that $220,000 had been paid out to a staffer alleging sexual harassment by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL), a former judge impeached for bribery whose girlfriend has been on his payroll to the tune of $2.4 million, and that Rep. Conyers (D-MI) had his own sexual harassment settlement. That scandal forced Rep. Conyers to resign and hand the seat to his son at the behest of his wife, Monica, who had been convicted of bribery.
Corruption, fraud and bribery are ongoing problems at the Congressional Black Caucus. After two decades of financial scandals, Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) was convicted of running a fake charity and sentenced in December. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) was sentenced last December for bribery, fraud and money laundering. His son, Chaka Fattah Jr, was already in prison on unrelated bank fraud charges. Around the same time the wife of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Il) had wrapped up her prison sentence after her husband had ended his prison term a year earlier on fraud charges.
Hardly a year goes by without a criminal case involving a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Bribery and fraud, fake charities and money laundering to pay for the high life are familiar CBC themes . Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. bought a gold Rolex, Michael Jackson and Malcolm X memorabilia, and mink capes. Rep. Brown stole from poor children to pay for an NFL luxury box (wont you take a knee) and a Beyonce concert. Chaka Fattah Jr. bought Hermes ties and a Ritz-Carlton condo.
These arent aberrations. Theyre part of the culture of corruption at the Congressional Black Caucus. The year that Barack Obama, a former CBC member whose level of corruption outdid any of his former colleagues by climbing into the high stratospheric billions and using the Justice Department to run a massive slush fund, took office, every single House member investigated on ethics charges was CBC. A former study suggested that a third of CBC legislators had faced an ethics probe. Thats what a culture of political corruption looks like.
But the Congressional Black Caucus has consistently blamed all of its corruption troubles on racism. And CBC members would always play the race card. Rep. Corrine Brown had improbably claimed that Obamas DOJ had targeted her because I'm a black woman with a mouth. Its the same old racist excuse. And racism is the usual cover story for CBC corruption.
When Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) was accused of stealing a womans first class airplane seat, she claimed that it only happened because I was an African American woman, seemingly an easy target. The woman she casually accused of racism had no previous idea of who even stole her seat. And as a Democrat and a human rights activist was probably angry about her lost seat, not the politicians race. No one can be too surprised at a politician receiving preferential treatment at the expense of ordinary citizens. Especially a politician who had once allegedly howled, You dont understand. I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen. Its the eagerness with which CBC members shut down any conversations about their corruption with casual accusations of racism that is the real problem.
The worst offender in the Conyers sexual harassment case wasnt actually the congressman in question. It was another Black Caucus member who came to his defense by accusing his victims of racism. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) allegedly claimed that Conyers accusers were all white women. And suggested that the accusations were somehow racially motivated. Other CBC members threatened Democrats who criticized Rep. Conyers and there were suggestions that the calls for his resignation were racist. Do you go and stalk white peoples houses or just come to the black neighborhoods and stalk our houses? Monica Conyers demanded.
The claim that Rep. Conyers accusers were all white women proved to be a lie. But it shouldnt have mattered what race the women accusing a politician of sexual harassment were. Nor should it have mattered what race the passenger whose seat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee allegedly stole might have been. The reflexive accusations of racism by Congressional Black Caucus members hurled at their alleged victims and at any attempt to bring them to justice is at the root of the CBCs culture of racial corruption. The Caucus is a racially exclusive body. And it uses race and racism as weapons to protect its privileges of power. It doesnt admit white politicians who represent African-American districts.
"It is critical that its membership remain exclusively African American, Rep. William Lacy Clay Sr. (D-MO) had written. Referring to a white Democrats membership bid from an African-American district, he declared that, he does not, and cannot, meet the membership criteria unless he can change his skin color. Its the same familiar mantra of slavery and segregation but with a politically correct twist. Rep. Clay has paid out nearly a million dollars in campaign funds to his sisters law firm.
"We supported the tradition that only African-Americans have been full members of the CBC," insisted Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-MI), whose son and husband would be convicted on charges that included fraud and racketeering. Urban political machines have a long history of exploiting ethnic and racial solidarity to maintain their grip on power. The Congressional Black Caucus did not invent an original form of corruption. Tammany Hall went through various ethnic incarnations as one immigrant group made way for another.
The Congressional Black Caucus is not uniquely corrupt because it is black. But it uses racial solidarity and animosity to protect its insidious corruption. The CBC uses the idea of racial persecution to convince the African-American areas it preys on to turn a blind eye to its corruption. And it depicts its critics and victims, whether they are the women groped by Rep. Conyers or the poor children ripped off by Rep. Brown, as pawns or perpetrators of a racist conspiracy against black people.
The CBCs merger of xenophobia and corruption is nothing new. But its a uniquely toxic tactic to utilize during a time of racial tensions. The Caucus styles itself as the conscience of the congress, but it has no conscience. Its become a gang of thieves united by greed, racial solidarity and racial animosity. The Congressional Black Caucus is uniquely destructive to black people and to the entire country. Its corrupt civil rights icons have long since become mirrors of the very thing they once fought against. And their accusations of racism are reflections of their own racism and their own racial privileges.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Rep. Clyburns accusations show how the perniciously corrupt culture of the CBCs racial solidarity has turned race and racism into unlimited justifications for their own abuses. The Caucus racism and corruption feed into each other in a vicious cycle that spurs its members to greater ethics violations and noisier accusations of racism. The corruption charges then become proof of racism.
The more CBC members are arrested and jailed, the more the Caucus doubles down on the conviction that the only reason they were jailed is racism. And then it exploits that sense of racial grievance to justify even more corruption. This vicious cycle of racism and thievery in the CBC must be broken.Congress has a racism problem. Its name is the Congressional Black Caucus.
The Bank Secrecy Act should be mobilized----to follow the paper trail and determine how money changed hands
among (a) CBC (b) the CBC Foundation; (c) leftist black identity groups and elected black members.
Taxpayers must Demand that the scope and dimension of collusion in sub rosa deals be examined, as to who might be personally
profiting and if financing domestic terrorism is being facilitated.
<><> L/E needs to examine bank accounts of the aforementioned.
<><> Joint bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer funds from one account to another, and/or wire-transferred offshore;
<><> To cover their tracks, fake invoices might be created to show that money deposited into CBC accounts was being used for legitimate purposes.
<><> Financial schemes scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of payments from financial sources that actually covered the transfer of funds for insiders' personal use and/or for financing domestic terrorism.
Shady banking transactions could be prosecuted under the (1) Bank Secrecy ACT, (2) RICO, and, (3) the Hobbs Act.
<><> L/E should get ahold of: (1) copies of CBC checks, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) CBC correspondence including snail mail, e-mail, mobile devices, cell phones, (8) contracts, (9) loan agreements, (10) other account books or official records.
L/E should also explore (a) monies paid to brokers, sub-brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.
<><> L/E should scrutinize CBC members bank accounts for suspicious activities: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) frequent requests for withdrawals.
<><> CBC bank records might also show diversions to secret LLC accounts, to money launder and to operate personal ventures;
Tax fraud may also be a factor, facilitated by withdrawals, gift cards purchases, credit card purchases and intra-bank transfers from legal bank accounts into personal accounts, or redistribution schemes.
<><> A huge tipoff is whether bank withdrawals support luxurious lifestyle including payments for real estate, investment and stock holdings, jewelry, luxury vehicles, resort travel....... and gifts and purchases from luxury outlets.
In the last decade, every single House Democrat sent to prison for financial crimes was a Congressional Black Caucus member.
I found that statement incredible. I looked it up. It’s true. 4 out of five CBC democrats were sent to prison for financial crimes.
1 dem was sent to prison. He was not in the CBC. He was not black. It was not for a financial crime.
Guess who it was?
Here's the shocking list of Congressional committees under the control of Indiana Democrat Andre Carson.
NOTE--The DNC places a price on these committees---Congressman wishing to be placed on the committee pay up front. Where did Muslim Carson get the money to get on these highly sensitive committees? Is Carson funneling Islamic cash into the DNC? Do his Indiana constituents know Carson bought these seats?
<><>House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI)
<><>Ranking Member: Emerging Threats Subcommittee
<><>Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture Subcommittee
<><>The United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) is a committee of the United States House of Representatives.
The HPSCI is charged with the oversight of the United States Intelligence Community, which includes the intelligence and intelligence related activities of 17 elements of the US Government, and the Military Intelligence Program. Additional information about the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) can be found at link.
<><>Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
<><> Subcommittee on Aviation
<><> Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials
NOTE The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure oversees all modes of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, highways, bridges, mass transit, and railroads.
The Committee also has jurisdiction over other aspects of our national infrastructure, such as clean water and waste water management, the transport of resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction, the management of federally owned real estate and public buildings, the development of economically depressed rural and urban areas, disaster preparedness and response, and hazardous materials transportation.
<><>Subcommittee on Aviation---- The subcommittee has jurisdiction over civil aviation, including most aspects of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Transportation Security Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board.
<><> Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials The Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials exercises jurisdiction over the programs and activities of two U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) modal administrations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
The Subcommittee oversees the passenger and freight rail safety and economic regulations including all federal laws and programs regulating railroad transportation, including railroad safety, rail infrastructure programs, economic regulation, railroad labor laws, and the non-revenue aspects of the federal railroad retirement and railroad unemployment systems.
The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee also includes overseeing all federal laws and programs regulating the safety of gas and liquid pipelines.
ANALYSIS Usually Congressman choose committees that help their districts and their constituents.
Does Indiana need copious amts of US intel and....plans for all of our critical infrastructures, that Carson opted for?
Lets ask Indiana media: links to Indiana media https://www.in.gov/library/newslinks.htm
Top daily newspapers in Indiana, based on audited and reported circulation figures.
The Indianapolis Star Indianapolis, IN 134,113
The Times Munster, IN 85,806
South Bend Tribune South Bend, IN 51,195
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced in a closed-door meeting Tuesday she would name the first Muslim lawmaker to the Houses Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. A senior Democratic aide said Rep. André Carson of Indiana would be named in the coming days to the key national security-focused panel. Pelosi (D-Calif.) told lawmakers of the appointment during the members weekly caucus meeting.
Carson would be the first Muslim to serve on the committee and was the second Muslim to be elected to Congress. He already serves on the Armed Services Committee and worked for the Department of Homeland Securitys Fusion Center the clearinghouse established by the federal government to streamline data sharing between the CIA, FBI, Department of Justice and the military.
The intelligence committee will most likely tackle a series of high-profile international crises during the 114th Congress, including the threat of Islamic militants and Ukraine.
Carsons office didnt immediately return a request for comment. The announcement comes in the wake of last weeks terrorist attack by Islamic extremists and subsequent shootouts with police that left 17 people dead. World leaders gathered on Sunday for a 1 million person solidarity protest against the violence that targeted French Jews and journalists.
Daniel Greenfield, Sultan Knish
One of my favorite writers.
“All Democrats, not a single Republican sent to prison.”
Not true. Repubs have gone to prison in the last decade...
And CBC leaders are demanding a status .
Isnt that Rasis?
Does wiener count?
That is why Democrats cheat at the ballot box and everywhere else. When you have been told over and over again (by fellow Democrats) that the deck is stacked against you and you can't win unless you cheat...you cheat.
The worst damage is that you convince them to stop trying; if their efforts are doomed anyway, why not just breed for a life of leisure instead of getting a skill and earning a living? That is what the last 50 years have given us - and them.
Part of the US suicide pact.
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