Well fed “Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (shown on left)and four cohorts were arrested on Tuesday in what prosecutors called the “largest bribery scheme” in state history. FBI agents raided Householder’s farm in Glenford, about 45 miles east of Columbus, according to Perry County Sheriff’s deputies who assisted in the operation on Tuesday morning. The 61-year-old Householder, regarded as one of the state’s three most powerful lawmakers, was taken into custody and charged with racketeering conspiracy, officials said. Also arrested and charged were the speaker’s adviser Jeffrey Longstreth, 44, former Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matthew Borges, 48, and prominent lobbyists Neil Clark, 67, and Juan Cespedes, 40, authorities said. The defendants are behind “what is likely the largest bribery, money laundering scheme ever perpetrated against the people of the state of Ohio,” U.S. Attorney David DeVillers told reporters.”
My oh my. Just think in Massachusetts the Democrats just don’t think big like the Republicans. Here they get grabbed and punished for taking a few thousand dollars but out in Ohio – a Trump state with Trump legislature – they think big, real big. Millions.
I suppose if you’re going to hit the slammer you might as well have made a little cushion for yourself when you get out. How can the Speaker, the Speaker’s advisor, and the former Ohio Republican Party Chairman decided to bilk the public out of so much money. I thought Trump was going to clean out the swamp.
The article noted: “The center of the scheme, officials said, was the formation a tax-free non-profit called Generation Now that was supposed to be a social service organization. Instead, it was allegedly Householder’s personal account, funded by an energy company, to wield political power and pass the bailout, authorities said.Generation Now was allegedly used to funnel $61 million in “dark money,” DeVillers said.” Dark money? Is that something that would be used in the Deep State.
I wonder if Trump will be asked about Larry Householder like he was asked about Ghislaine Maxwell the woman who Jeffrey Epstein is alleged to have used to lure young girls into his house of horror. Do you expect he will give the same answer that he gave about her: “I don’t know. I haven’t really been following it too much. I just wish her well, frankly. I’ve met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach, and I guess they lived in Palm Beach. But I wish her well, whatever it is.” He guessed they lived in Palm Beach? There videos of him partying with Epstein in Palm Beach.
Anyway you have to wonder what kind of person would wish another person who destroyed the lives of countless young girls well. A normal person would be revolted at the thought. Rep Chip Roy a Republican of Texas had this to say: “This is unacceptably obtuse for a woman accused of the most morally depraved of crimes, @realDonaldTrump. She needs to be severely punished… and justice must be served for the girls she abused. For ALL involved.”
Seeing how Trump operates which must be obvious to everyone who has even the slightest idea at his history of comments about people charged with a crime. Trump speaks in code well know to defendants. Wishing her well simply means keeping her mouth shut, going through the process, and he’ll take care of her in the end. It’s a demand that she not talk about his involvement with Jeffrey Epstein and the young girls (by the way why won’t he give a requested DNA sample to another person suing him – oh, I suppose it is for the same reason he hides his taxes – they will incriminate him) who he was involved with.
Will he be wishing Republican Speaker Householder well? Depends on whether he got a cut out of his criminal enterprise and wants his silence.