America- Meet Your New Democratic Congressional Leaders!

America- Meet Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid…

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid used political donations to pay for Christmas gifts which is fobidden under federal law. Reid also made $1 million off of the sale of a piece of property he did not own.
The AP reported:

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn’t personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show.

In the process, Reid did not disclose to Congress an earlier sale in which he transferred his land to a company created by a friend and took a financial stake in that company, according to records and interviews.

The Nevada Democrat’s deal was engineered by Jay Brown, a longtime friend and former casino lawyer whose name surfaced in a major political bribery trial this summer and in other prior organized crime investigations.

And, don’t forget about his family of lobbyists:

One of his sons and his son-in-law lobby in Washington for companies, trade groups and municipalities seeking Reid’s help in the Senate. A second son has lobbied in Nevada for some of those same interests, and a third has represented a couple of them as a litigator. In the last four years alone, their firms have collected more than $2 million in lobbying fees from special interests that were represented by the kids and helped by the senator in Washington. So pervasive are the ties among Reid, members of his family and Nevada’s leading industries and institutions that it’s difficult to find a significant field in which such a relationship does not exist.

Please welcome Majority Leader Harry Reid!

And, the toast of Pelosi
The pick of the Speaker for House Majority Leader- Rep. John Murtha…
Full Abscam Scandal Video part 1

Here is the FBI video of John Murtha being offered $50 grand in an undercover sting- ABSCAM.
CNS News reported:

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Murtha was one of eight members of Congress lured to a Washington, D.C., townhouse by a team of FBI agents posing as representatives of a fictitious Arab sheik. They handed out briefcases filled with $50,000 in return for helping the sheik gain residency in the United States.”

…A videotape of a Jan. 7, 1980 Abscam-related meeting involving Murtha shows that the congressman’s rejection of the offered bribe was less than definite. “I’m not interested. I’m sorry,” Murtha told the FBI agent, but added that he meant “at this point.”

Lawmakers also say that ties between Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) and his brother’s lobbying firm, KSA Consulting, may warrant investigation by the House ethics committee.

Murtha was also named by a US marine in a defamation lawsuit.
Please welcome future House Majority Leader John Murtha!

And, now news that Speaker Pelosi is a pork queen.
(Via Instapundit)
And, Dan Riehl does some incredible investigative work to uncover more questions on the Pelosi business dealings.

Update: Reliapundit reported on the the Pelosi-Murtha Culture of Corruption including this:

JUST HOW CLOSE ARE PELOSI AND MURTHA??? THIS CLOSE:

Murtha steered business to HIS BROTHER’S LOBBYING FIRM – KSA – and helped Pelosi get a big project for her district which DIRECTLY BENEFITTED A RELATIVE OF HERS…

In early 2004, Murtha reportedly leaned on U.S. Navy officials to sign a contract to transfer the Hunters Point Shipyard to the city of San Francisco, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. A company called Lennar Inc. had right to the land, and Laurence Pelosi, nephew to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was an executive with the firm at that time.

Murtha also inserted earmarks in defense bills that steered millions of dollars in federal research funds toward companies owned by children of fellow Pennsylvania Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D).

Previously:
America Meet Your New Senate Leaders!

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