The apple does not far fall from the tree, at least in the corruption-infested orchards of the democratic party.
During the 2016 presidential election, the world was treated to a number of revelations from within the party of the left, as notorious whistleblower website Wikileaks gained access to a number of emails from John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager. Throughout the course of their release, the emails painted a picture of incredible corruption within the democratic party, not the least of which was a secret plot to derail Bernie Sanders’ chances at the nomination through collusion between the DNC and the Clinton camp.
Another piece of information gleaned from the release of Hillary Clinton’s emails was her egregious use of the State Department as a wage-enhancement tool for herself. According to the revelations continued within the hacked emails, Hillary would have her aides pressure foreign leaders to make enormous contributions to The Clinton Foundation, which the former First Lady runs with her husband, former President Bill Clinton. After making a worthy donation, these foreign leaders would then have access to Hillary Clinton, who was then Secretary of State, in a classic “pay-to-play” scam.
Now, it looks as though two democratic mayors in Pennsylvania are up to Clinton’s old tricks.
“Acting U.S. Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania Louis Lappen said Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski (D) was charged with 14 counts relating to running a pay-to-play scheme, and other offenses.
“Lappen said Pawlowski and former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer (D) ‘essentially put up a “for sale” sign in front of their city halls to sell city work to the highest bidder,’ Lappen said, according to WFMZ-69 News.
“One of the incidents Pawlowski is accused of orchestrating involved the sale of city contracts.
“When a contract for the collection of delinquent city taxes was up for bid, Pawlowski and others allegedly engineered the system to direct the bids to his chosen firm
“Lappen said Pawlowski wanted to direct that 2013 contract to a company that provided ‘a steady stream of benefits’ to him, which included campaign contributions and Philadelphia Eagles tickets.”
This sort of corruption is apparently old hat for the imploding democratic party in our modern political era.
The American people have long been keen on the dark side of the doomed democrats’ dealings, especially as they pertained to special interests and lobbying groups hoping to cash in on Al Gore’s invented global warming hoax, or eco-fanatics who oppose fracking based on a single documentary from HBO. Now, as these scams and schemes become blasé for the left, the pay-to-play scandals will become far more prevalent, with few liberals taking time out of their busy social justice schedules to bat an eye.
After all, once you’ve put all your faith in Hillary Clinton, no amount of corruption can phase you.