Dem Facing Corruption Charges Says FBI Could Have Stopped Orlando If Not For Investigating Her
Well, that didn’t take long.
Before the yellow “CRIME SCENE” tape was removed from downtown Dallas, a Democrat politician is seizing not only on the persecution narrative to defend herself on conspiracy, mail and wire fraud charges, theft of government property and filing false tax returns charges, but claiming that the FBI’s investigation of her resulted in the Orlando massacre.
Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown was indicted on 24 counts for running a “personal slush fund” with money donated to her One Door for Education scholarship fund for poor children.
But Brown says she race is at the root of the charges, claiming that is she being unfairly targeted by because she is black, writing on her website, “I’m not the first black elected official to be persecuted and, sad to say, I won’t be the last.”
The Congresswoman faces 357 years in prison for diverting $798,800 in donations to pay for lavish receptions, a golf tournament, and a luxury box at a Beyoncé concert and a Washington Redskin football game.
The indictment revealed that only $1,200 of the $800,000 donated to the fund actually went to students in need.
Brown, speaking through her attorney, then went a step farther, blaming the feds for the death of the 49 victims of a terror attack at a nightclub in Orlando, because the authorities were so focused on charging her that they failed to track terror suspects.
Her attorney, Elizabeth White told reporters, “… terrorists walk free because of the incompetence of the very agency who headed this investigation. Perhaps, had it chosen to devote its resourced more thoughtfully, 50 innocent people would be alive today.”
Brown, who pleaded not guilty, resigned from her position as the top Democrat on the House Veterans Affairs Committee as a result of the charges, but she remained adamant, saying, “These are the same agents that was not able to do a thorough investigation of the agent and we ended up with 50 people dead.”