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Saturday News Roundup: Pelosi, Biden and Newsom Show How Grift and Fraud Makes the Democrat World go Round

Man, nobody could’ve seen this one coming. – The big news out of California this week is that the utterly incompetent jackasses in the Newsom administration paid out no less than $31 billion in fraudulent unemployment payments since last April. I say “no less than” because some reports peg the number at a cool $50 billion. And that’s just in one state.

Here’s an excerpt from a story at the Washington Examiner:

An arm of the California government admitted that up to $31 billion in unemployment funds may have been sent to fraudsters.

“Of the $114 billion in unemployment paid by California since March, approximately 10% has been confirmed as fraudulent. An additional 17% of the paid claims have been identified as potentially fraudulent,” Secretary for the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency Julie Su said in a California Employment Development Department conference call.

Earlier this month, the state estimated that $10 billion in unemployment benefits was fraudulently sent, with some of the funds going to organized crime organizations in China and Russia. Initial estimations reported that around $4 billion was sent out fraudulently.

“There is no sugar-coating the reality: California did not have sufficient security measures in place to prevent this level of fraud,” Su said.

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Oh. You don’t say. Yeah, I guess when you’re sending unemployment checks to crime organizations in China and Russia, your security measures could be said to be lacking.

Holy crap.

Hunter’s far from the only despicable grifter in the Biden family. – China Joe Potato Head Biden’s brother Frank is also deep into the slimy influence game the family has thrived on for the last half-century. Yesterday it was revealed that he has recently been the star of his law firm’s solicitations for powerful new clients in need of access to the White House, because of course that’s what anyone named Biden would have been doing:

That little revelation led to a story at Politico titled …

‘For Christ’s sake, watch yourself’: Biden warns family over business dealings

Here’s an excerpt from that delightful expose’:

In the midst of his campaign for president, Joe Biden took his younger brother, Frank, aside to issue a warning.

“For Christ’s sake, watch yourself,” Biden said of his brother’s potential business dealings, according to a person with knowledge of the conversation. “Don’t get sucked into something that would, first of all, hurt you.”

Biden, whose tone was both “jocular and serious,” according to the person, seemed to know then what is becoming plainly obvious now: His family’s business ties threatened to undermine an administration whose messaging is centered on restoring integrity in the White House.

Relatives’ money-making ventures, most prominently his son Hunter’s overseas dealings, have long dogged Biden. But it’s taking on a new dimension now that he’s in the White House.

Only a week into his presidency, Biden already has had to answer for matters related to his family. A law firm ad promoting Frank Biden’s relationship with the president caused a stir when it ran on Inauguration Day. A federal investigation into Biden’s son, Hunter, has invited scrutiny of just how strict a firewall he’ll keep between the White House and the Justice Department. And another of the president’s brothers, James, has previously come under fire for his business dealings.

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Of course, the rest of that Politico story is your standard corrupt news media puff piece, a classic inoculation story designed to insulate China Joe from any further media scrutiny by giving other media outlets the ability claim it’s all “old news” and “already reported” now. Because that’s what our corrupt, Nazi-style news media does for corrupt Democrat politicians.

Speaking of corrupt Democrat politicians… – How about that Nancy Pelosi, huh? Man, if anyone in Washington knows best about how to get stinking, filthy rich off of a position of high power in Washington, DC, it’s San Fran Nan and her husband, San Fran Paul. These people have turned the practice of insider trading into an art form over the past 30 years, and aren’t about to stop now that China Joe’s occupying the White House.

See, insider trading is highly illegal for you and all the other little people in America, and every once in a while the DOJ even nabs one of the big people in America for doing it, as they did with Martha Stewart several years back, just to set an example. But the DOJ will never ever prosecute a member of congress for blatantly violating this set of laws for the simple fact that congress controls the DOJ’s budget. Oh, they might perform a perfunctory investigation of some congressional Republican, like they did with North Carolina Senator Richard Burr for about 5 minutes last year, but the chance of any member of congress, especially powerful members like San Fran Nan, ever actually being brought up on charges are roughly the same as John Durham ever handing down an actual indictment of one of the ObamaGate thugs. It’s just not gonna happen.

So it is that we get this story yesterday from JustTheNews.com:

Here’s an excerpt from that story:

Ethics watchdogs say the timing of large purchases of Tesla stock by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul raises ethics concerns due to an appearance of insider trading.

Paul Pelosi reportedly purchased up to $1 million in stock from electric car giant Tesla last month. President Joe Biden, meanwhile, announced this week that his administration intends to take the entire federal fleet of automobiles electric.

The move by Pelosi was “corrupt and unacceptable,” TakeBack.org Executive Director John Pudner claimed in an interview with the Washington Times this week.

“Even if the actual charges are not provable beyond a reasonable doubt or trigger SEC action, the timing of trades with potential insider information always looks bad,” a former federal prosecutor told the publication.

A spokesman for the speaker said that “her husband, not the speaker, made the Tesla bets and the speaker’s political relationships were irrelevant,” the Times reported.

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No big deal. The Speaker knew Biden’s order was coming, told San Fran Paul about it and San Fran Paul went out and made the trades so that San Fran Nan would have “plausible deniability,” that great get out of jail free card in Washington, DC.

And you’re supposed to just take Pelosi’s word for it like every fawning Democrat toady in the Nazi-style news media is going to do. After all, if it weren’t for the preservation of influence grifts like the Biden family’s or insider trading grifts like the Pelosi family has used for decades, why, no one in Washington would ever be able to become fabulously wealthy while pretending to engage in public service. And that wouldn’t be fair, would it?

I kid you not: That really is how these people think. It is in fact how they live every day of their despicable lives.

That is all.

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