Jesus H. Christ, we’re back to shady dealings with the Rodhams again? Goodness.
President Barack Obama’s choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department is under investigation for his role in helping a company secure an international investor visa for a Chinese executive, The Associated Press has learned.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas, who has been nominated to be the department’s No. 2 leader, was named by the DHS Inspector General’s Office as a target in an ongoing investigation about the foreign investor program run by USCIS.
According to an email sent to lawmakers Monday evening, the IG’s office said that it initially started investigating the EB-5 visa program last year based on a referral from an FBI analyst in the counter intelligence unit in Washington.
In the email detailing the case, the IG’s office said “at this point in our investigation, we do not have any findings of criminal misconduct.” The email does not specify what criminal violations it is investigating.
White House press secretary Jay Carney referred questions to the DHS inspector general’s office, which said the probe is in its preliminary stage and that it doesn’t comment on the specifics of investigations.
Of course Carney will never comment because all 87 of Obama’s scandals are still under investigation. And will be until his term is over because of the lies and stonewalling.
The White House did not have an immediate comment on the investigation. Neither the department nor USCIS immediately responded to inquiries.
Here’s where it gets interesting.
The email said the primary complaint against Mayorkas was that he helped a financing company run by Anthony Rodham, the brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, to win approval for an investor visa, even after the application was denied and an appeal was rejected.
Mayorkas, a former U.S. attorney in California, previously came under fire for his involvement in the commutation by President Bill Clinton of the prison sentence of the son of a Democratic Party donor. Another of Hillary Clinton’s brothers, Hugh Rodham, had been hired by the donor to lobby for the commutation. Mayorkas told lawmakers during his 2009 confirmation hearing that “it was a mistake” to talk to the White House about the request.
One big happy circle jerk of Democrat corruption, and to no surprise, as with the Clinton administration, there are ChiComs involved. Now we have a high-ranking Obama appointee at DHS involved. It never ends with these people.
It is unclear from the IG’s email why the investor visa application was denied. Visa requests can be denied for a number of reasons, including a circumstance where an applicant has a criminal background or is considered a threat to national security or public safety.