Politicians have a long history of playing fast and loose with money. But rarely do they get caught like this.
Because Maxine Waters has been CAUGHT red-handed in this shocking money embezzlement scheme.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) has established a political machine in her California district that has rendered her practically untouchable for over 45 years.
That amount of authority has certainly led Rep. Waters to believe she can do whatever she wants, even if it means arranging to have campaign cash appear in the bank accounts of her family members.
For decades, one of the worst-kept secrets in Washington, D.C. has been Rep. Waters’ mastery at utilizing “public service” to make not only herself a millionaire, but also everyone around her.
The Los Angeles Times revealed in 2004 that Waters had channeled more than $1 million to members of her family during the previous eight years.
When the paper asked Rep. Waters about the money, she simply said “We don’t have to answer your questions. We are not bad people.”
Even though the corporate-controlled media briefly mentions the pretty obvious ethics infractions in passing, the story is usually always swept out of sight as soon as it appears.
It appears that it is now time for the annual check-in on the Waters Crime Family’s enrichment program.
According to a Fox Business story based on a Federal Elections Commission filing by Citizens for Waters, Rep. Maxine Waters’ campaign paid her daughter, Karen, and her company, Progressive Connections, an additional $8,000 in September.
This $8,000 payment takes the total amount channeled to Karen Waters and her company via her mother’s campaign this year to almost $50,000.
And the total amount paid to the Congresswoman’s daughter by the Waters campaign since 2003 has now surpassed $1 million.
The report went on to explain that the payments to Karen Waters are apparently recompense for coordinating “slate-mailing operations” for her mother’s campaigns.
The only difficulty, as Fox Business pointed out, is that slate-mailing campaigns are extremely uncommon in federal elections.
The practice is so uncommon that Maxine Waters was the only federal candidate to use slate mailing in the 2020 general election.
“Slate-mailing is an uncommon practice in federal elections, where a consulting firm is hired to create a pamphlet of sorts that contains a list of candidates or policy measures and advises voters how to cast their ballots,” Fox Business reports. “Rep. Waters, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee chairwoman, was reportedly the only federal politician to use a slate-mailer operation during the 2020 general election.”
So, obviously, these payments – and all the others Maxine Waters has routed to family members for nearly two decades – are completely legal.
Why else would Maxine Waters be the only federal candidate in the 2020 election to use slate mailing, which her daughter has provided for more than a million dollars over the last two decades?
She is far from the only member of Congress who gives money to family members.
“Both Democrats and Republicans have paid relatives with campaign contributions over the years,” Fox Business added. “In 2020, OpenSecrets published a piece showing incumbent politicians in Congress on both sides of the aisle lavishing their family members with campaign cash. While it is legal for federal lawmakers to employ family members on campaigns, the practice is generally frowned upon by ethics experts.”
“House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., also has a history of shelling out campaign money to his family members, including his daughters and grandson, who received thousands in campaign cash this election cycle,” the article stated.
Clearly, the House and Senate Ethics Committees need to get their hands dirty and begin conducting investigations.
But it’s probably better not to hang your breath on that given that we’re talking about the Washington, D.C. Swamp.
Stay tuned to Prudent Politics.