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OOPS: Dems New Socialist Hero in Florida May Be Under Investigation By the FBI

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I was going to say that maybe the new Democratic candidate for governor in Florida may not quite be the figure he’s been touting himself to be…but as a socialist-minded politician, potentially being shrouded in corruption and cover-up definitely fits the bill for a Marxist of any stripe.

Not to mention a powerful Democrat.

So yeah…this actually makes a lot of sense.

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Andrew Gillum was the surprise winner of the Flordia gubernatorial race this week who has caught the attention of the nation as yet another unpredicted upset by a far-left candidate in an election an establishment Democrat had been projected to win; the first, of course, being Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who may be more of a favorite of the right than the left at this point for all her brilliantly hilarious gaffes.

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Gillum’s campaign, however, has a sizable hurdle to pass that progressives worry his Republican opponent, Ron DeSantis, may take full advantage of.

The FBI has been conducting an investigation of pay-for-play corruption out of the mayor’s office in Tallahassee, of which Gillum is currently mayor.

Whoopsie!

The investigation, the Tallahassee Democrat reported yesterday, has been going on for three years. Gillum claims he’s not a target, but he is very closely connected to agencies that are, as he admitted in an interview two months ago:

“I have zero tolerance for corruption and inappropriate or illegal behavior, and the last several months there appears to be an FBI investigation into something we thought was writ large in our government, the CRA, which I am chair of,” Gillum said during a six-minute conversation on the subject.

But an FBI search warrant released publicly by accident in February was “fairly telling,” he said. The search warrant names [commissioner Scott] Maddox and Downtown Improvement Authority Executive Director Paige-Carter Smith, his former chief of staff, and Governance, the consulting firm Maddox founded but sold to Carter-Smith.

The search warrant detailed an alleged bribery scheme involving Carter-Smith, Maddox and Governance. In it, the FBI alleged Maddox took official acts to benefit clients of Governance in exchange for payments.

“We pulled that document down and it showed at least an accusation of one of my colleagues having taken money potentially in exchange for a set of votes on something that came before the commission,” Gillum said. “This is the government’s argument and we have yet to hear the other side of the argument and he is entitled to that.”

“That doesn’t exactly sound like ‘zero tolerance,'” Hot Air points out, “especially three years into the investigation.”

 

 

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WATCH: Omar Openly Mocks Conservative Christians From Floor of House of Representatives

Different day, same radical.

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Different day, same Ilhan Omar. The Minnesota Democrat can’t seem to stop putting her foot in her mouth, seemingly in an attempt to keep up with fellow freshman lawmakers Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY). Check out her speech from the House floor where she attacks conservative Christians for being pro-life… From Daily Wire: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) attacked conservative people on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday over their advocacy for pro-life stances on abortion. Ilhan said, “I rise today to defy the horrifying attacks happening against women’s reproductive rights all across this country. Religious fundamentalists are currently trying to manipulate state laws in order to impose their beliefs on an entire society, all with complete disregard for voices and the rights of American women.” She added, “I am frustrated every single time I hear people speaking about their faith and pushing that on to other people because we know those so-called religious politicians, when it comes to their life, their choices, they want to talk about freedom. But when it comes to other people’s lives and other people’s choices, they want to talk about religion. This should outrage every single person. It certainly outrages me and we can no longer stand for it.” WATCH: https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1131354195175460864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1131354195175460864&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2F47573%2Fwatch-ilhan-omar-attacks-conservative-people-faith-ryan-saavedra Congressional Dems are taking a stand against Ilhan. From From Beacon: The reelection campaign for Rep. Lucy McBath (D., Ga.) said Wednesday it rejected a $2,000 contribution sent to it by her fellow Democratic freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar (Minn.), who has been criticized by colleagues on both sides of the aisle for anti-Semitism. The Free Beacon first reported the $2,000 contribution given by Omar to McBath, whose campaign oddly left the contribution off its quarterly fundraising report. Pressed on the reason for its absence on Tuesday, the McBath campaign…

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CONFIRMED: Pelosi Decides Not to Pursue Impeachment Charges, But Accuses Trump of ‘Cover-Up’

GREAT NEWS for America!

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Speaker Pelosi has decided to not move forward with impeachment charges against President Trump. And yet, she is accusing the commander-in-chief of a “cover-up.” Here’s the deal… WATCH: https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/1131201378326593543?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1131201378326593543&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Freport-pelosi-not-going-to-pursue-impeachment-but-accuses-trump-of-being-engaged-in-a-cover-up-video%2F Daily Mail has the scoop on impeachment: Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday opened the door to impeachable offenses committed by President Donald Trump after he stormed out of an infrastructure meeting at the White House. ‘The fact is – in plain sight, in the public domain – this president is obstructing justice and he’s engaged in a cover-up. And that could be an impeachable offense,’ she said at the CAPS Ideas conference in Washington D.C. The speaker warned Trump that ignoring congressional subpoenas – which he has been ordering former administration officials to do – was part of the articles of impeachment against former President Richard Nixon. Chad Pergram of Fox News had the scoop about potential impeachment… Sr Hse Democrat who asked they not be identified asserted that Pelosi will likely have to switch her position on impeachment “within the next two weeks.” The Democrat argued that “the vast majority of us are for impeachment.” https://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/1130620871759060992?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1130620871759060992&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F05%2Fbreaking-reports-house-democrat-leaders-pushing-pelosi-hard-on-impeaching-president-trump-asap-prediction-pelosi-will-support-impeachment-within-two-weeks%2F From a senior House Democrat who has their finger on the pulse of the Democratic Caucus. The lawmaker, who asked that they not be identified, tells Fox that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) “isn’t going to be able to hold off on impeachment much longer. It is coming to a head.” https://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/1130620740578041857?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1130620740578041857&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F05%2Fbreaking-reports-house-democrat-leaders-pushing-pelosi-hard-on-impeaching-president-trump-asap-prediction-pelosi-will-support-impeachment-within-two-weeks%2F Fox is told there was a hearty debate offstage among Hse Dems today about impeachment. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), who runs the Democratic Policy and Commuications Committee, an arm of the Democratic leadership, is now calling for impeachment. https://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/1130620973827465216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1130620973827465216&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F05%2Fbreaking-reports-house-democrat-leaders-pushing-pelosi-hard-on-impeaching-president-trump-asap-prediction-pelosi-will-support-impeachment-within-two-weeks%2F Democrat Rep. David Cicilline weighed in: If Don McGahn does not testify tomorrow, it will be time to begin an impeachment inquiry of…

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