What does Putin have on @realDonaldTrump, politically, personally or financially?
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 26, 2019
Nothing at all, Speaker Pelosi.
However, we have a lot on you.
Back on 5/21/09, the Wall Street Journal ran the following article:
In an effort to keep political pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Republicans offered a resolution today calling for an investigation in to Pelosi’s recent comments about when and how she was informed by the Central Intelligence Agency of the use of certain interrogation methods.
“It is imperative that we try and find the truth of that matter,” said Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop, who introduced the resolution calling for the creation of an investigative subcommittee under the Intelligence Committee to “verify the accuracy of the speaker’s aforementioned public statements” and report to the House within 60 calendar days.
Democrats blocked a vote on the resolution on procedural grounds on a near party line 252-172 vote. Just two Republicans—Ron Paul of Texas and Walter B. Jones of North Carolina—voted with Democrats to table the resolution.
Republicans have kept up a steady stream of attacks on the speaker since she accused the CIA of misleading Congress over interrogation methods. Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio has called on Pelosi to offer proof of the allegation or apologize for the comment, while former Speaker Newt Gingrich has gone so far as to suggest she resign as speaker.
“We will continue to press for an appropriate bipartisan response to this serious situation,” Boehner said in a statement.
The Democrats controlled the House at the time, so nothing ever became of the charges.
However, back in 2011, ol’ San Fran Nan’s glass house got rocked again, this time, from a very unexpected source, someone she thought was an ally:
Steve Kroft interviewed her for 60 minutes. After the show aired on CBS, Investors.com posted the following…
Why, he asked, had she and her husband participated in “a very large” initial public offering “from Visa at a time when there was major legislation affecting credit-card companies making its way through the House?”
The legislation in question, a bill introduced by then-Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers in March 2008, would have let merchants negotiate lower swipe fees with credit card companies.
The bill made it out of committee on Oct. 3, 2008, but never to the floor for a vote. A version of the swipe-fee bill made it into an amendment by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., to the Dodd-Frank bill in 2010.
As the bill was proceeding, Pelosi’s husband, Paul, a wealthy San Francisco investor of the type the Occupy Wall Street mobs have targeted, bought $1 million to $5 million of Visa stock in three separate transactions in a part of the IPO that “60 Minutes” said was offered to a select group of investors.
Interestingly, the wealthy Pelosi has voiced support for the OWS mobs, calling them a genuine and spontaneous movement protesting the very financial wheeling and dealing that the great unwashed feel has victimized them. She gained the speaker’s gavel in 2006 while railing against an alleged GOP “culture of corruption.”
Pelosi is also a big fan of green energy. So is her brother-in-law, Ronald Pelosi, a senior executive with a company called Pacific Corporate Group.
Among PCG’s investments is SolarReserve, based in Santa Monica, Calif., which received a $737 million loan guarantee to build a 110-megawatt solar-thermal plant in Tonopah, Nev.
The loan was granted on the last day of the stimulus loan program, which also gave over half a billion to a failing but politically connected Solyndra.
While speaker, Pelosi was famous for her use of government aircraft to ferry back and forth from her San Francisco district.
According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch, Air Pelosi, as critics called the fleet, cost the taxpayers $28,210.51 per flight.
Her fondness for Boeing aircraft does not extend to supporting Boeing’s plan to create badly needed jobs in the right-to-work state of South Carolina.
As we have noted, she says if the plant is non-union, the National Labor Relations Board should shut the project down.
But, wait. There’s more.
Tom Fitton at JudicialWatch.org reports that
In 2009, during Pelosi’s first speakership, we uncovered documents from the Department of Defense detailing her multiple requests for military air travel. The documents included internal DOD email correspondence detailing attempts by DOD staff to accommodate Pelosi’s numerous requests for military escorts and military aircraft as well as the speaker’s last-minute cancellations and changes.
In response to a series of requests for military aircraft, one Defense Department official wrote, “Any chance of politely querying [Pelosi’s team] if they really intend to do all of these or are they just picking every weekend?… [T]here’s no need to block every weekend ‘just in case’…” The email also notes that Pelosi’s office had, “a history of canceling many of their past requests.”
One DOD official complained about the “hidden costs” associated with the speaker’s last-minute changes and cancellations. “We have … folks prepping the jets and crews driving in (not a short drive for some), cooking meals and preflighting the jets etc.”
The documents include a discussion of House Ethics rules and Defense Department policies as they apply to the speaker’s requests for staff, spouses and extended family to accompany her on military aircraft. In May 2008, for example, Pelosi requested that her husband join her on a CODEL (Congressional Junket) into Iraq. The DOD explained to Pelosi that the agency has a written policy prohibiting spouses from joining CODEL’s into combat zones.
We reported in 2010 that Pelosi’s jet travel cost the Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol. Some details:
The average cost of an international CODEL was $228,563.33. Of the 103 Pelosi-led CODELs, 31 trips included members of the House Speaker’s family.
One CODEL traveling through Tel Aviv, Israel, to Baghdad, Iraq, May 15-20, 2008, included members of Congress and their spouses and cost $17,931 per hour in aircraft alone. Purchases for the CODEL included: Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Crème, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey, Corona beer and several bottles of wine.
And the CODELs didn’t stop after Speaker Pelosi lost power in 2010. We recently released more FOIA documents showing a bill for $184.587.81 for then-House Minority Leader Pelosi’s CODEL to Italy and Ukraine in 2015.
A few months ago, San Fran Nan proclaimed that the Far Left Democratic Party was all about “honoring the vows of our founders”.
She must have time traveled back to the 1950s, because she sure as Hades wasn’t talking about today’s Far Left Democratic Party. They are as far from the vision of our Founding Fathers and the Traditional Faith and Values of average Middle Class Americans as Rosie O’Donnell is from a can of Slim Fast.
The Democrats not-so-silent coup attempt to somehow regain power in DC, the “Impeach 45” manufactured movement is a socialist-sponsored “Astroturf” Campaign, as authentic as Maxine Waters’ wig.
After a long two years of lies, leaks and innuendos concerning “fantastic findings” and “irrefutable proof” coming from Mueller’s Witch Hunt, there is still no proof whatsoever that President Trump “colluded” with Vladimir Putin.
The only collusion that ever happened with an American Administration and Vladimir Putin happened during the scandal of Uranium One, when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State and her and Obama sold one-fifth of America’s uranium supply to the Russians, using Mueller himself as a mule.
Another thing, “bipartisanship” to Modern Democrats means that the Republicans play dead like pack of dogs and allow Congressional Democrats to move forward with turning our Sovereign Nation into an Open Borders Socialist Paradise.
I do not look for the Democrats to negotiate in good faith on Border Security during the next three weeks
And, neither does President Trump.
Now, concerning “honoring the vows of our founders”…
America’s founders were Not Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky.
Our actual founders did not create our Sovereign Nation to be governed by Mob Rule.
Our Founding Fathers, in their infinite wisdom, created this Blessed Land as a Constitutional Republic in order to provide fair and equal representation to all areas of the country, whether they be densely populated “urban” areas or sparsely populated “rural” areas.
No American’s vote is more important than somebody else’s.
When I voted down here, outside Memphis, Tennessee, in the Northwest Corner of the Magnolia State on November 8, 2016, it counted the same as your vote in one of the boroughs of New York City.
The Founders created and put in place the Electoral College in order to prevent just what you and the rest of your Fellow Travelers in the New Far left Democratic Party have been pushing for since you lost the 2016 Presidential Election: a nation where its leaders are selected by mob rule in which special interest groups of a minority political philosophy join together to form a voting bloc in order to “radically change” the course of a Sovereign Nation.
In the case of Modern America Liberals, such as yourself, Congresswoman Pelosi, this would have allowed you and your Fellow Travelers to change our Constitutional Republic into a “Democratic” Socialist Nation, a form of government based on Marxist Theory which has never worked in any country in which it has been tried.
If that is the sort of country you wish to live in…move to Venezuela.
I am certain that they could use your “help”.
If your unabashed hatred for Donald J. Trump is all that you have to offer this nation, please step down as speaker as retire from public service, before your dementia worsens and you embarrass yourself more than you already have.
In closing, gentle readers, if you have wondering why, until you have never seen anything about San Fran Nan’s corruption during her tenure as a U.S. Congresswoman and Speaker of the House, think about it:
Why would the Main Stream Media, the Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party intentionally make one of the Dem’s Congressional Leaders look bad?
Lord knows, she needs no help in doing that all by herself.
Regarding her tweets aimed at bringing down President Trump at the beginning of this post, Pelosi doesn’t just live in a glass house, she lives in a GLASS MANSION.
Until He Comes,