Saturday, May 23, 2015
Hillary Clinton’s Brother Identified in DHS Corruption Probe
In a report submitted to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on Tuesday and forwarded to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, Inspector General (IG) John Roth described the improper favoritism shown to several Democrats including the brother of Hillary Clinton, Sen. Harry Reid, and Virginian Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman during the Clinton administration.
According to IG Roth, Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas allegedly helped in fast tracking and expediting three EB-5 visa cases involving top Democrats, including Anthony Rodham, the brother of former Secretary of State and likely Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services section manages an Immigrant Investor Program, known as “EB-5.” It was created by Congress in 1990 to “stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors.” A certain number of EB-5 visas are set aside for investors designated by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth. “The key words are economic growth of the nation, not the economic growth of Democratic Party friends and family,” said former corruption investigator Lyle Krasnoff. “The program operates ‘under the radar’ and only those familiar with immigration law seem to know about these set-asides that always appear to benefit Democrats such as the Clintons,” Krasnoff claims.
Inspector General John Roth states in his 97-page report that Mayorkas personally provided VIP (Very Important Person) treatment in EB-5 visa applications to former Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Hillary’s brother Anthony Rodham. While the IG’s report falls short of mentioning Hillary’s advising her brother Anthony to use his “connection” to her and Obama, there are many who believe that an examination of Clinton’s “missing” emails may hold some answers.
Upon reading the IG report, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, released a statement saying that the internal DHS investigation revealed that Deputy Secretary Mayorkas is believed to have improperly influenced his subordinates at the Citizenship and Immigration Services office to quickly process and approve EB-5 immigration program benefits to people who were allowed to jump to the top of the visa waiting list.
According to Congressman Goodlatte in a statement on Tuesday, “It’s extremely troubling that one of the top leaders at the Department of Homeland Security seems to have used his power to show favoritism to wealthy and politically-connected individuals. Our government is supposed to work for all of the American people, not just a select few. Such an abuse of authority is inexcusable and creates a crisis of confidence in Deputy Director Mayorkas’ ability to lead the Department impartially.”
Goodlatte and other lawmakers said that President Obama should make certain that Mayorkas is held accountable for his actions in securing visas for party hacks and contributors. “The House Judiciary Committee, which oversees our nation’s immigration system, will continue its aggressive oversight of the Department of Homeland Security, including further investigating this matter and keeping a watchful eye on all of its employees to ensure they do not abuse their authority,” warned Rep. Goodlatte, who is expected to schedule a special hearing on this latest suspicious incident involving Hillary Clinton.
In his statement, Goodlatte reiterated that the three cases described in the report show that applicants who are understood to be politically powerful by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees received extraordinary attention directly from Mr. Mayorkas during his time as the USCIS director. Goodlatte also noted that it was whistleblowers who said that without Mayorkas’ involvement these EB-5 cases would have been handled as routine applications without being politicized.
“These allegations appear to be at odds with USCIS’s expressed mission to ‘administer the nation’s immigration system fairly, honestly, and correctly.’ This [upcoming] hearing will review the report’s findings in detail with DHS Inspector General Roth and determine if further oversight by my committee is warranted,” Goodlatte said.
Jim Kouri, CPP, the fifth Vice President and Public Information Officer of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, has served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. This article originally appeared in the Examiner and is reprinted by permission of the author.