Democrats have cried for years about “dark money” in politics funding conservatives. But it was them all along.
And now the White House has been caught in this deep web of money fraud that could put them behind bars.
Before FTX crashed, disgraced cryptocurrency tycoon Sam Bankman-Fried reportedly met with key White House officials at least four times to influence crypto policy.
According to White House staff and visitor logs, Bankman-Fried had meetings with Steve Ricchetti, a senior assistant to President Joe Biden, most recently on September 8 and with him twice before that on April 22 and May 12.
On May 13, SBF also had a meeting with Bruce Reed, a different Biden adviser.
The now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX’s other CEOs met with White House representatives as well.
Sam Bankman-Fried was joined by his brother, Gabriel Bankman-Fried, who led the Guarding Against Pandemics foundation, which the two brothers shared oversight of, on May 13. Gabriel Bankman-Fried also attended at least four other meetings at the White House this year.
In recent years, SBF established himself as a regular visitor to Washington, D.C., coming in from FTX offices in the Bahamas to testify before Congress and meet with officials from the White House as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Additionally, Bankman-Fried supported Democrats during the 2022 election cycle and was the second-largest individual contributor.
Ryan Salame, a former top lieutenant of SBF, has emerged as a significant political supporter lately.
The Bankman-Frieds spoke with Biden aides about pandemic preparedness and the cryptocurrency sector, but not about politics, one official who spoke to Bloomberg on the condition of anonymity claims.
The creator of FTX, who is now being prosecuted for the demise of his business and the sudden disappearance of its $32 billion in assets, was an advocate for regulating cryptocurrencies.
SBF was infamous for calling FTX and its practices “ethical.” as well.
These connections are anything but a coincidence and happenstance.
Bankman-Fried and FTX were behind several “health” projects related to COVID-19 and “virus readiness” to the tune of tens of millions of dollars.
And if you remember, Democrats were the party of lockdowns for nearly two years. Many believe that’s because it benefited them politically.
So it’s truly not shocking to see that the White House had meetings with the man behind several high-profile COVID-19 biotech projects and start-ups.
Ironically, the Democrats claim that Republicans just want to defend the “elites” and their “tax evasion” schemes instead of the little guy.
But the new reality is that Democrats are most obviously in the pockets of the Silicon Valley giants who bankroll their operations and their political agenda.
Why else would they get so angry about an ex-Leftist like Elon Musk buying Twitter and exposing the truth of their deep-state antics?