Mitch McConnell’s wife, who is also the Department of Transportation secretary, helped to funnel at least 78 million tax dollars to her husband.

By |2019-06-11T10:42:09-08:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |18 Comments

Talk about not draining the swamp.

Courtesy of Newsweek:

Elaine Chao reportedly helped secure millions of dollars in federal money requested by her husband, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, for his home state of Kentucky by using her official capacity as secretary of the Department of Transportation, a move that ethics officials have lambasted and even consider impeachable.

Around the time of his 2020 reelection campaign announcement in April and in the run-up to it, McConnell was able to get at least $78 million in federal funds approved for local projects, in large part thanks to a role created for one of Chao’s aides, who then operated as an intermediary between her office and that of McConnell, according to Politico.

The revelations have raised conflicts of interest concerns among ethics experts, with at least one going so far as to suggest Chao should be removed from office.

“This is the sort of thing that should lead to the impeachment of a corrupt official — that is, if her corrupt husband weren’t in a position to block that impeachment,” Walter Shaub said on Twitter. Currently a senior adviser for the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Shaub served as the director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics under Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

“We are now a full-fledged banana republic,” he continued. “We have nothing to teach the rest of the world except what not to be.

Keep this in mind when you hear Joe Biden suggest that once Donald Trump is gone the Republicans will “return to normal” and that Democrats can then work with them again. 

Power corrupts. 

And absolute power turns you into Mitch McConnell. 

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18 Comments

  1. Beaglemom June 12, 2019 at 4:05 am

    And don’t forget the money from McConnell’s Russian oligarch pal that’s supposed to be “invested” in Kentucky. My guess is that it will some wildly polluting mining enterprise. The Russians are really good at the polluting part.

  2. Rolex June 12, 2019 at 5:46 am

    This isn’t the first time she’s been caught riding dirty; She and Mitch are long-time, practiced crooks.

  3. Rolex June 12, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Shaub is right; we are a banana republic. Some will take much pleasure in saying, “oh how the mighty have fallen”.
    Then there are the trump supporters, who are ill equipped to understand.

  4. Anonymous June 12, 2019 at 7:17 am

    That must be why nothing that donald trump says or does upsets mcconnel. A crook who admires a crook.

  5. Anonymous June 12, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Don young and ted stevens use to bring home the pork too. Its how the republicans have operated for a long time. Cheat the system bring home the pork get reelected. Before putin helped trump get elected the republicans were all glum. They thought their crooked kind was about to disappear by the wayside. Mcconnell and his thin lipped smile stretched into a happy turtle smile since. Big mouth donald opened the doors wide for mcconnell and the other corrupt politicains to reap for themselves. Donald and his family have been racking up dollars in their banks due to his presidency. And if you really care to put it all out on the table, the average american gained absolutely nothing from donalds time as president. Donald knows it thats why he is on tv daily telling people who are dumb enough to listen what tbey got while he is president. In reality what americans got are just words from a con man.

    • Wally Hickel June 12, 2019 at 8:03 am

      WHO OWNS AMERICA…1971

      • The Irony of it all June 12, 2019 at 9:32 am

        They crucify those they cannot forget.

      • Anon June 13, 2019 at 8:39 am

        I heard that Alaska deal was a LEASE. That will not fare well if Russia shows up to take back Alaska.

        • Hint hint June 13, 2019 at 7:29 pm

          Gryphen knows what will happen if this comes to pass.
          The ending will not be what anyone has planned to happen.
          Gryphen might want to start writing a ‘rough draft’ best seller.
          He has the research mostly done, with Alaska politics anyways.
          I am sure local Russians can fill in the blanks about Russia.
          Yes it was so wonderful I am in America now. Cough cough.

  6. OK June 12, 2019 at 8:10 am

    https://thinkprogress.org/kevin-brady-gop-tax-bill-deficit-149f49bd7895/

    “We will know in year eight, nine, or 10 what revenues it brought into the government over time, so it’s way too early to tell,”

  7. Anonymous June 12, 2019 at 8:25 am

    “This is the sort of thing that should lead to the impeachment of a corrupt official — that is, if her corrupt husband weren’t in a position to block that impeachment,”
    =================================
    that sentence says it all !!

  8. Koch dealers June 12, 2019 at 8:35 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/how-koch-brother-bill-koch-earned-millions-of-tax-free-dollars-while-showing-no-profits/

    “audit roulette.”
    From 2005 through 2013, Koch withdrew an average of $106 million each year from his Oxbow companies, documents in the 2018 whistleblower complaint .

    Thanks to the generosity that our Congress shows to very rich business owners, living tax-free can be perfectly legal provided it is done precisely under the rules in our tax code.

    two rules:
    Koch had to have at least one dollar still invested in the company after he took cash out.
    Koch had to pay himself at the same rate as the 26 minority owners of Oxbow, all of them relatives, trusts for relatives or company executives. –
    In his May 2018 complaint, Middleton estimated Koch owes more than $100 million in income taxes for violating the S corporation tax-free withdrawal rules set by Congress. – “The fake loans were a way to get untaxed cash to Mr. Koch,”
    Middleton wrote to Teresa Homola of the IRS Whistleblower Office in May 2018.

    Just the Beginning…

    • See something strange long enough it becomes normal June 12, 2019 at 10:13 pm

      Our very own Hollis French is an Executive for Wellington ( a shell company) to send funds to (off-shore) Kayman Islands. Poor Adam Schiff’s family blackmailed, and took funds, in the USA, long ago.
      I think, the reason they are pissy, about Big-Tech, is the audit processes, that flag accounts, and that causes an investigation, that leads to evidence of money laundering, and crimes that go with it.

  9. Anonymous June 12, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Where is the rest of the press on this story? I haven’t heard another media outlet discussing Chao’s corruption because Donald Trump monopolizes the news cycle every single day on every channel.

  10. Anonymous June 12, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Those chinese will fuck ANYTHING.
    How’s that for racial? Like third wife does Donald.

    • Anon June 12, 2019 at 10:39 pm

      She did one thing right – not have kids. More people = more global warming.

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