By Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
One of Judicial Watch’s (JW) “most sleazy” is Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner who “admitted that he failed to pay $34,000 in Social Security and Medicare Taxes from 2001-2004 on his lucrative salary at the IMF.”
“His AIG double talk about ignorance of huge bonus payments is very sad. ”
According to CNN: ‘Although …. Geithner told congressional leaders …. he learned of AIG’s impending $160 million bonus payments to members of its troubled financial products unit on March 10, sources tell TIME that the NY Federal Reserve informed Treasury staff that the payments were imminent on Feb. 28.’”
Aside from his lies, Geithner’s employment of illegal household help adds insult to injury.
Nancy Pelosi’s promise to “drain the D.C. swamp” puts her in chest high wading boots. Her sense of entitlement was exposed by Judicial Watch’s review of 2009 Pentagon documents showing she is “treating the Air Force like her own personal airline.” She apparently knew plenty about the CIA’s “water boarding” even while professing her ignorance as JW’s outstanding research brought to light.
This past week Pelosi announced her office space in San Francisco now costs $18,736 which is the most expensive office in Congressional history and “fit for a queen.”.
Charles Rangel (D-NY) “in charge of the U .S. tax policy can’t explain how he forgot to pay taxes on $75,000 in rental income he earned from his off shore rental property,” says Judicial Watch. The group’s research also reveals Rangel “faces allegations that he improperly used his influence” to gain ownership of Harlem’s highly desired rent controlled apartments. Nevertheless, he is running for reelection and will likely win.
Chicago politicians Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr (D-ll) and now Senator Roland Burris (D-IL) exemplify more machinations of pay to play involvement in the auction of President Obama’s former Senate seat.
JW says they were involved in “one of the most serious scandals of 2009,” and quote the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES’ report of an alleged offer by Jackson associates to pay $1.5 million to a Rod Blagojevich fund raiser in exchange for moving Jackson from the House to the Senate. “Burris changed his story five times,” regarding his pay to play for his Senate seat. “Three of those changing explanations came under oath,” says JW.
Washington corruption was highlighted by the now dead John Murtha (D-Pa) who was being investigated by federal authorities for his relationship with the now defunct PMA defense lobby group. His earmark requests nestled in appropriations bills and his enormous power with the U.S. military complex caused JW to outline his corrupt activities.
Lastly, Senator John Ensign (R-N) is alleged to have attempted to conceal his affair with the wife of an office staffer, and then may have given the wronged husband lobbying access to his office as a payment for his silence about the affair. The aide was under a one year lobby ban, but that didn’t seem to mean much to Ensign as Judicial Watch’ detailed investigation showed.
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This day in history June 20
1967: Muhammad Ali was convicted of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. No one ever asks if the man who had to take his place died fulfilling the duties Ali ducked.
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