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Everything old is new again. The corruptocracy of the Obama administration is back with a vengeance in the White House. Once more, the “S” in “DHS” stands not for security — but for sleaze. Our nation is back for sale to the highest foreign bidders and their “America last” cronies.

Last Thursday, the Senate Homeland Security Committee pushed through the nomination of Alejandro “Ali” Mayorkas to head the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Six Senate Republicans sided with Democrats in breaking a GOP filibuster: Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah, Susan Collins of Maine, Rob Portman of Ohio, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, and Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Just call them the Senate GOP Traitors’ Caucus.

“Inclement weather” forced the postponement of the full and final Senate vote scheduled Monday, but the swamp always gets its way come rain, shine, sleet or snow. Seven years ago, I first raised alarms when Barack Obama’s shady Chicago crony Mayorkas was tapped for the No. 2 position at DHS. Feckless Senate Republicans surrendered then, as they will again now.

Mayorkas’ main qualification for the deputy DHS secretary slot was his glorious record of achievement as a top Obama presidential campaign fundraiser in 2008. “Obama bundler” bestowed the same magical powers of access for Ali Mayorkas as “Open, sesame!” did for Ali Baba.

Mayorkas will fit right in under the rein of Quid Pro Joe. As I reported during Mayorkas’ 2013 confirmation hearings, Mayorkas phoned the Clinton White House while U.S. attorney on behalf of convicted drug dealer Carlos Vignali. Mayorkas joined other high-profile California liberals in the dialing-for-pardons campaign. Vignali’s father (also suspected of drug trafficking) had dumped $200,000 in the coffers of Hillary Clinton’s brother, Hugh, to secure his son’s commutation.

Naturally, Mayorkas pleaded ignorance of Vignali senior’s suspected criminal activity and admitted failure to do his “due diligence.” Mayorkas’ pardongate “mistake” cost him nothing. Like so many slimy swamp creatures in Washington, he has repeatedly failed upward by design, not accident. As the former head of Obama/Biden’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency, allegations of fraud, reckless rubber-stamping and lax enforcement — from veteran internal whistleblowers —plagued Mayorkas’ tenure. Senate Republicans went along with his appointment to the DHS No. 2 slot even though he had been under investigation for his role as a meddling fixer in foreign EB-5 visas-for-sale schemes for 15 months before that nomination.

Federal investigators interviewed more than 15 whistleblowers ranging from rank-and-file employees to several senior managers in California and at the D.C. headquarters who accused Mayorkas of bestowing preferential access and treatment to politically connected EB-5 applicants and stakeholders. They detailed how Mayorkas “created special processes and revised existing policies in the EB-5 program to accommodate specific parties” while serving as director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

“Their allegations were unequivocal,” the DHS inspector general concluded, and the corruption under Mayorkas was systemic.

ORDER IT NOW

Reminder: then-Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid pressured Mayorkas to overturn his agency’s rejection of expedited EB-5 visa applications for Chinese investors in a Las Vegas casino hotel, which just happened to be represented by Reid’s lawyer son Rory. Adjudicators balked at the preferential treatment. Mayorkas steamrolled the dissenters, who reported on shouting matches over the cases. Reid’s staffers received special briefings from Mayorkas to update them on the project’s progress.

One underling called it “a whole new phase of yuck.”

Meanwhile, in the words of one DHS official at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau, Mayorkas “absolutely gave special treatment” to electric car racket GreenTech, which zealously sought EB-5 visas for another group of deep-pocketed Chinese investors. Former Democratic National Committee chair and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe helmed the company after it was spun off from a Chinese venture. Hillary Clinton’s late brother, Tony Rodham, spearheaded the EB-5 partnership with GreenTech. Louisiana GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Mississippi GOP Gov. Haley Barbour both lobbied for approval of the project.

McAuliffe whined to then-DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano when the department’s adjudicators rejected the GreenTech deal. In violation of recordkeeping and disclosure rules, Mayorkas met with McAuliffe in February 2011 and then met personally with senior staff to urge the agency to reverse its denials. It did.

In 2018, GreenTech filed for bankruptcy after raking in some $141 million from 283 EB-5 investors — mostly from China. Nobody knows where all that money went. More than 25 questions asked by GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley about Mayorkas’ EB-5 interventions remain unanswered five years after the inspector general report lambasted his ethical breaches as “corrosive and destabilizing.”

Perhaps Joe Biden will appoint ChiCom tool Hunter Biden as the next DHS inspector general to guard the DHS sleazehouse — with the Senate GOP Traitor Caucus standing by to facilitate the uniparty’s sellout of America. Where’s a Patriot Party when you need one?

Michelle Malkin’s email address is [email protected] To find out more about Michelle Malkin and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

 
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  1. Great article, Michelle. Also,
    “under the rein of Quid Pro Joe. ” is priceless.

  2. Trinity says:

    “Homeland Sleaze Chief.” hahaha. Yep, this guy oozes sleaze. Yet another Jew claiming to be a “Latino.” How or when Hispanics became Latins is another story altogether, but a Jew adopting the nickname of “Ali?” What that be akin to Ali McGraw or Muhammad Ali? LMAO. This guy wants to make sure he has all the boxes checked. I guess this guy will flip-flop about as often as Jerry Rivers aka Geraldo Rivera. One minute he uses the Jew-card, the next he is a “Latino” from “Cooba” who talks like Tony Montana.

    • LOL: Katrinka
  3. Moemoe says:

    All of Biden’s Administration are bogus and Obama wanna be’s. His WH spokesperson is nothing but an orange head who seems to circle around more than answering questions. Never prepared seems to be her motto. Give the country away seems to be the battle cry of the communist dems. I would rather have Ivanka and Jared with free access to the WH than a drug addled fool like Hunter and his uncle’s.

  4. somehow Michelle fails to mention that (((Mayorkas))),

    along with 80%+ of Biden’s cabinet and exec office,

    are Jews…who are overall 2% of the population.

    another one of the 2% is, in a vast cohencidence,

    (((Malkin)))’s husband.

    • Thanks: Katrinka
  5. Realist says:

    Where’s a Patriot Party when you need one?

    This country’s problems will not be resolved through the electoral process.

    • Agree: Cauchemar du Singe
  6. Hans says:

    Wow! That was foul reading, Michelle. Thanks. On the bright side, at least we’ve got a Muslim in there for dibersity. LOL.

  7. @Haxo Angmark

    Whether ((( ))) or not, they are corrupt. That so many high roller ((( ))) are “corrupt” is along the lines of inevitability. Kinda like the old joke about 2 ((( ))) talking about insurance losses, one by fire and one by flood. The fire “victim” asks: “How do you start a flood?”

  8. Trinity says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    (((Mayorkas))) is Jewish when it comes to the muh holocaust but he becomes “latino” when it comes to immigration. He’s like a bald Geraldo Rivera. I love the way those talking heads, even the ones whiter than white or the ones coal black, suddenly become “latino” when they say “latino.” hehe.

  9. ruralguy says:

    Without anything to oppose, Democrats lose their identity. You can see this in their one-party rule in California. They rank 50th among all states in happiness, and 4th in the nation in suicides. It’s like the self destructive behavior you see in some teenagers, especially girls. They don’t know quite why they lose their self respect and sense of morality. They just want to rebel and oppose everything.

  10. SafeNow says:

    The U.S. Coast Guard can’t be very happy about having a lawyer in charge of their admirals. Mayorkas’s expertise is cybersecurity and immigration, not new cutter weapons systems, icebreakers, and search-and-rescue capabilities. I hope he at least has the sense to pick an undersecretary for USCG affairs who was USCG, and not one whose qualification is being a former law partner.

  11. @Haxo Angmark

    Michelle’s husband has never kept her from speaking the truth.

    In fact….Michelle has bigger balls than any male Republican.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  12. Anonymous[401] • Disclaimer says:

    Democrats-Liberals-Leftists are always yammering about the need for proportional representation.

    Fine.

    Jews are just 2% of America. Yet they rule media, banking, movies, lobbies, etc. with an iron cross. So why no criticism of “Jewpriv” or “Jewpremacy”?

    Already in Zombie-in-Chief Biden’s orbit there are these Tribalists:

    [MORE]

    Ronald Klain (Chief of Staff)
    Anthony Blinken (Secretary of State)
    Janet Yellen (Treasury)
    Merrick Garland (Attorney General)
    Alejandro Mayorkas (Homeland Security)
    Avril Haines (Director of National Intelligence)
    Wendy Sherman (Deputy Secretary of State)
    Eric Lander (Science and Technology Advisor)
    Ann Neuberger (deputy National Security Advisor)
    David Cohen (Deputy CIA director).
    Doug Emhoff (husband of VP Harris)

    Looking further afield, but hardly at all, there are these Chosenites. They aided and abetted Pedo Joe’s election grift:

    Sergey Brin: Google
    “Brin and Page jointly own a customized Boeing 767-200 and a
    Dornier Alpha Jet, and pay $1.3 million a year to house them and
    two Gulfstream V jets owned by Google executives at Moffett Federal Airfield.”
    George Soros: Voldemort
    Jeff Zucker: CNN
    Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Onavo, Beluga
    Susan Wojcicki : YouTube
    Andrew Ross Sorkin: financial columnist for The New York Times
    Janet Yellin: Fed fawn
    Jared Kushner
    Sacklers: Purdue Pharma “”persuade[d] the American medical
    establishment that strong opioids should be much more
    widely prescribed…”
    Craig Newmark: craigslist
    Norman L. Eisen: counsel vs Trump 2020 impeachment
    Ezra Klein: New York Times columnist, co-founder of Vox, editorial positions at 
    The Washington Post, contributor to Bloomberg News and MSNBC
    Matthew Yglesias: written columns/articles for The AmericanProspect, 
    The Atlantic, Slate, and Vox.
    Michael Podhorzer: political director of the AFL-CIO
    Nicholas Donabet Kristof: CNN contributor, op-ed column for 
    The New York Times. Self-described progressive…emphasis on human
    rights abuses and social injustices. Desmond Tutu described Kristof
    as an “honorary African” for shining a spotlight on neglected conflicts.

    Finally, but hardly inclusive of all the guilty, there are these recent Robin Hood/GameStop finance-gangsters:
    Bill Ackman: activist hedge fund manager Pershing Sq Capital Mgmt
    Gabriel Plotkin: Melvin Capital (no wiki age!)
    Steven A. Cohen: Point72 Asset Management
    Leon G. “Lee” Cooperman: hedgefunder at Omega Advisors

    • Replies: @Cauchemar du Singe
  13. Joshua says:

    Irony grows…

    Sidenote, really, but the site dedicated to the memory of pro-truth martyrs against the nascent, and then overarching NAZI regime… http://www.whiterosesociety.org … Is now a repository for progressive talk radio.

    Michelle, will future generations be able to even tell what constitutes Progressive/Liberal/Socialist/Communist/Fascist thinking? As with the first leaflet, will we only find their present supporters realizing the fetters and chains – that they placed upon themselves – after those who tried to warn them pay for what the thief n chief would dub “insurrectionist” talk?

  14. Anon[282] • Disclaimer says:

    I think Republicans have abdicated their right to call anyone corrupt after electing and supporting Donald J Trump, the most corrupt politician in the history of this country. He incited a seditious insurrection against this country and the Republican Party is not only OK with that, but continues to support his “Big Lie” of election fraud, and refuses to hold him accountable for the tremendous damage he has bestowed on the very core of this great Republic. And people like Michelle want to stay relevant by engaging in corruption conversations about Biden and his administration, and his son, as if we haven’t been here before and found nothing. The next time you mention Biden’s son, you should really take a cold hard look at the Dumb & Dumber Trump brothers. You refer to those very few Republican Senators as the GOP Traitors’ Caucus. I think it is quite obvious to the most casual observer that the rest of the Senate, Cruz, Hawley, etc., etc., are also traitors, only they are traitors to the the United States rather than the Republican party. At this point in time, anyone with even a smidgen of decency and integrity is a traitor to the GOP. I think it is time for you to get your head out of your ass and look around at what is going on.

  15. Portman of Ohio is WORSE that the sheltered trust fund kid, Lefty croaker Sherrod Brown of enabled by BLAK “vote” Cleveland.
    Brown is a declared Proto-Commie Lefty scurfball.
    Portman is yet another Uniparty Gravy Train rider, posing as a Clownservative
    Portman…RINO scum…only appeared to jabber and bloviate at sElection Time.
    The creep said that he was OUT at the end of his current term; must have enough prosecution proof Insider Trading money, the lousy bastid.
    Hope he has a disabling stroke, that causes drooling…like that of Biden.

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