A soon-to-be-released book by investigative journalist and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President Peter Schweizer will show that former Vice President Joe Biden’s family took tens of millions of dollars in cash from taxpayers, sources close to the publisher said.
The cash grab with Burisma Holdings is just “the tip of the iceberg,” according to the sources.
Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite is set to release on Jan. 21, and publisher Harper Collins has had strict secrecy rules in place to prevent its contents from leaking.
The Bidens’ dirty dealings are not the only interesting stories in the book. Other chapters discuss similar corruption by other progressives such as Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
The sources said the book will “upend official Washington,” similar to Schweizer’s other books, which drew attention to such scandals as the Uranium One deal involving Hillary Clinton.
The Clinton Cash author took a year and a half to research the book. He told Axios it is “a sweeping, detailed look at how the leading figures of progressivism have leveraged the power of their positions.”
It’s a pretty sure bet that the featured politicians, many of whom are running for president in 2020, won’t be too happy about the contents of the book and will take to the media to try to discredit it in any way they can.
Can change happen?
It’s pretty clear from writings at the time that the Founding Fathers never intended for people to get rich from government service, but yet here we are, making millionaires out of congressmen and women.
It seems that if you turn your back for one minute, politicians just can’t resist putting their hands in the till. And if not for themselves, they justify doing it for their kids to “help” them make their way in the world.
“Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This quote from Lord Acton is almost a cliché , it’s been used so many times. But most cliché s came into being because there is a ring of truth to them.
I fear for our republic if we can’t root out these corrupt politicians and find some that will see their jobs as service to the people and their nation rather than a cash grab for themselves.
Maybe this book will be the first step.