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Landmark Wants Probe Of John Conyers

From a disturbed (that anyone would question Mr. Conyers) Washington Post:

Detroit City Council member Monica Conyers, with Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D) in 2005, pleaded guilty to taking thousands in a bribery scheme.

Conservative Group Calls For Probe Of Conyers

Wife’s Case Raises Disclosure Issue

By Carrie Johnson
Friday, July 17, 2009

A conservative legal foundation this week urged the House ethics panel to investigate Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) as new details emerged about his wife’s involvement in a Detroit bribery scheme.

Though Monica Conyers, a Detroit City Council member, pleaded guilty last month and admitted taking several thousand dollars in the scheme, charges filed Wednesday against one of her former top aides allege that the councilwoman took at least $65,000 from people seeking contracts from the council or a pension board on which she sat in 2006 and 2007.

Federal prosecutors in Michigan accuse Conyers and the aide of using their positions in government to engage in a "persistent and continuing pattern of extortion and bribery." Prosecutors said last month that they had "no suggestion" the congressman was aware of his wife’s activities.

Monica Conyers pleaded guilty to a single count of criminal conspiracy and faces up to five years in prison. Former aide Samuel L. Riddle Jr., who was released yesterday on an unsecured bond after an initial court appearance, disputes the allegations.

The FBI investigation is providing ammunition to opponents of John Conyers, who has been married to the former Monica Ann Esters for nearly 20 years and who has served in Congress since 1965. The couple lead mostly separate lives, according to friends in Detroit and Washington.

The Landmark Legal Foundation, which has offices in Leesburg, this week urged members of the House ethics panel to investigate whether Conyers violated rules by failing to report on his financial disclosure forms payments his wife accepted improperly.

The foundation also raised questions about a 2007 letter in which the congressman urged the Environmental Protection Agency to expedite the permitting process for a waste well project that would have benefited a businessman who had contributed to his wife. The letter originated in Monica Conyers’s office.

A spokesman for Rep. Conyers has said the congressman supported the project because it would have helped his constituents, including retired firefighters and police officers.

Through a spokesman, Conyers declined to comment yesterday on the Landmark letter. Conyers has previously declined to say whether he would amend his financial disclosure forms.

Of course our good friend Mark Levin is the President of the Landmark Legal Foundation:

Landmark is one of the very few organizations anywhere fighting back against the liberal onslaught. And they are amazingly effective.

We should do all we can to support their highly worthy efforts.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, July 17th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Landmark Wants Probe Of John Conyers”

  1. proreason says:

    God bless Mark Levin.

    • Colonel1961 says:

      PR: Was reading ‘Liberty and Treason’ again the other night and my wife said in a very casual tone ‘I didn’t know Mark wrote a book?’ I said ‘How do you know ‘Mark’ and why are you on a first-name basis with him?’ And she said ‘we talked to him at (name omitted)’s funeral last month.’ I said ‘What?!’. And she said ‘He’s married to Kendall (one of my best friend’s sisters) – he was sitting with me after the funeral. Remember – we had dinner with he and Kendall (and our friends) in DC several years ago and you two sat at the table and talked politics all night.’ I said ‘Yeah, I remember that night and the guy, but I sure as hell didn’t remember his name or face.’ Then she said ‘Is he famous?’ I about lost it…

      Too funny. My wife remembers him plain as day forever, carrying on with him like our dinner never ended, but had no idea he’s famous. I listen and read his books (and had dinner and talked with him for hours) but couldn’t even place his face six weeks ago – while I was reading his book that had his picture on it! lol (there is a reason I am not in sales…)

      p.s. the funeral in question was in Huntsville – and his mother-in-law was one of the biggest Democrats in town… I’m guessing they didn’t talk politics at Thanksgiving…

  2. Reality Bytes says:

    I feel sorry for the poor bastard (for being married to that lunatic not the legal troubles).

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    My god, don’t they know it’s against the law to investigate prominent black people in the US?

  4. Chuckk says:

    The only reason they are investigating them is because they are black (and corrupt).

  5. GL0120 says:

    Does anyone honestly believe an investigation will go anywhere?
    Remember the Black Panthers outside the polling place threatening people?
    According to the Attorney General who is willing to investigate any allegation against anyone from the Bush administration, the evidence didn’t support charges.
    Now, if two white men in fatigues did the same thing, I’ll bet the evidence would support the death penalty!

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