FBI releases old files on Nancy Pelosi’s father

Attention is now being called to a report released last year by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about the father of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). 

According to the World Tribune, the FBI “quietly” released “files from 60 years ago concerning an investigation into the father of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.”

The outlet continues, “the files detail a two-month investigation into Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., a Maryland politician who served in a long career in Congress and as mayor of Baltimore.”

The investigation

So, why did the FBI have files on Pelosi’s father? Just the News reports:

John F. Kennedy’s White House ordered the investigation after JFK planned to appoint D’Alesandro to a government post. A routine FBI name check revealed “allegations” against D’Alessandro, according to a Feb. 6, 1961 teletype from “FBI Director.” The director at the time was J. Edgar Hoover.

The “allegations” were many, and the released files show the FBI tracking them all down.

At one point, for example, an FBI agent writes that “there have been allegations that D’Alesandro has associated with the Baltimore criminal element and [redacted] and the son, Franklin Roosevelt D’Alesandro, had been arrested for rape.” But, the agent noted that the allegations may have been rumors.

At another point, an agent writes, “in 1945, it was alleged that one Charles F. Cammarata had been able to get away with all sorts of criminal activities in Baltimore, Maryland, and had operated almost unmolested due to his friendship with and the protection of Congressman D’Alesandro.”

These are just two examples of many allegations of corruption leveled against D’Alesandro.

What of it?

As you may have guessed, D’Alesandro ended up being confirmed and sworn into office. A young Nancy Pelosi was there when it happened.

There are many puzzling things about this, such as why the FBI decided to release the files on Jan. 6, 2021, the day of the Capitol protest. Could it have something to do with the fact that America was distracted?

You be the judge.

But, as Diamond and Silk, argue, what the files show, at the very least, is that, with Pelosi, the “apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

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