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DHS Nominee Probed For Helping Hillary’s Brother

From the Associated Press:

Homeland Security official probed

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | July 23, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department is under investigation for his role in helping a company secure an international investor visa for a Chinese executive, The Associated Press has learned.

Notice the lack of names or even party affiliations in the headline for lead. In fact, there is no mention of Terry McAuliffe or Hillary Clinton’s brother until the ninth paragraph of the article. Apparently, having two top Democrats involved in a scandal is no longer news.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas, who has been nominated to be the department’s No. 2 leader, was named by the DHS Inspector General’s Office as a target in an ongoing investigation about the foreign investor program run by USCIS.

According to an email sent to lawmakers Monday evening, the IG’s office said that it initially started investigating the EB-5 visa program last year based on a referral from an FBI analyst in the counter intelligence unit in Washington…

The EB-5 program allows foreign nationals to get a visa if they invest $500,000 to $1 million in a project or business that creates jobs for U.S. citizens…

The email said the primary complaint against Mayorkas was that he helped a financing company run by Anthony Rodham, the brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, to win approval for an investor visa, even after the application was denied and an appeal was rejected.

Mayorkas, a former U.S. attorney in California, previously came under fire for his involvement in the commutation by President Bill Clinton of the prison sentence of the son of a Democratic Party donor.

Another of Hillary Clinton’s brothers, Hugh Rodham, had been hired by the donor to lobby for the commutation. Mayorkas told lawmakers during his 2009 confirmation hearing that "it was a mistake" to talk to the White House about the request…

To be fair, the idea of anyone in the Clinton/Rodham family illegally helping the Chi-Com is probably considered old news by the AP.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “DHS Nominee Probed For Helping Hillary’s Brother”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    I got an idea how these guys should be probed …

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