'A Screenplay Too Ridiculous for Hollywood': 4 Dems Arrested or Raided By FBI in Recent Days
In the past few days, four Democratic lawmakers have been arrested or raided by the FBI.
California State Senator Leland Yee (D), an outgoing gun control advocate, was arrested for conspiring to traffic in illegal guns in exchange for campaign donations. The weapons were allegedly coming from Russia and an Islamic terrorist organization in the Philippines.
Yee is accused of trafficking up to $2.5 million worth of automatic weapons, including shoulder-fired rocket launchers. The probe began when the feds went after Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, a reputed gangster who ran a Chinese criminal organization.
Meantime, Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon (D) resigned after his arrest on corruption charges. He is accused of accepting more than $48K in cash, airline tickets, hotel rooms and an apartment from undercover FBI agents.
The Daily Caller reports that the FBI raided Democratic New York Assemblyman William Scarborough’s offices on Wednesday.
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The feds confronted him at 5:45 a.m. in a hotel room, where they seized his smartphone. FBI investigators asked Scarborough about per diem reimbursements received by state lawmakers.
“I’m innocent, but I understand the reality,” Scarborough told reporters at the state capitol Wednesday. “I don’t know what’s going to go on. I am going to talk to a lawyer, this is just stunning to me.”
In addition, Rhode Island Speaker of the House Gordon Fox resigned after FBI and IRS agents raided his office and home. He did not disclose what the FBI was looking for and search warrants have been sealed by a court.
This morning on America’s Newsroom, San Diego radio talk show host Mike Slater called the political scandals “a screenplay Hollywood would reject because it’s too ridiculous.”
Radio host Steve Leser said these crackdowns show that the Obama administration does not play favorites.
“If you don’t play it straight, they are going investigate you.”
Slater called Leser’s statement a “pretty low standard of success” for the Obama administration. He said this isn’t political at all, but rather, “this is just about the importance of a limited government.”