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Puerto Rico Mayor Under FBI Investigation for Corruption

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techbeck    6,182
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The media desperately wants to blame the Trump Administration for the struggles that persist in Puerto Rico. (RELATED: ‘The Hill’ Falsely Reports on Trump Administration Banning Use of Food Stamps in Puerto Rico).

 

After Hurricane Maria struck the island, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz took a bizarre approach and began publicly attacking President Trump. The media loved it, reporting on every imaginable criticism that Cruz had of Trump’s response to the hurricane. On one occasion, she wore a “nasty woman” on CNN.

 

Ironically, the reason Cruz was able to spend so much time on television it because it was she who was doing nothing. Guaynabo Mayor Angel Perez Otero said that in several meetings with FBI about the recovery efforts Cruz has been absent. Otero’s praise of Trump, who signed a $36.5 billion aid package for the island, didn’t get much coverage, either.

 

Still, for months, Cruz accused the U.S. of turning its back on Puerto Rico. But the problem isn’t a lack of aid, it’s how that aid is being distributed. According to the Epoch Times, “Corruption in Puerto Rico may have been the cause of U.S. relief supplies not reaching those in need following Hurricane Maria in September 2017.” A local news record in El Vocero de Puerto Rico said that the FBI is starting an investigation into the corruption, which involves the administration of Cruz.

 

It all began on February 21st, when Yadira Molina, a former procurement director, filed a lawsuit stating that she faced punishment when reporting illegal activities (corruption) to her local comptroller. Molina’s suit says that was “retaliated against for reporting an allegedly rigged system and was fired for attempting to report corruption, and includes other additional claims.”

 

More....

https://thepoliticalinsider.com/puerto-rico-mayor-under-investigation/

 

 

Don't turn this in to a Trump thread.  We have a Trump wining and complaining thread already and this really has nothing/little to do with Trump.  This is about the mayor and her administration. 

 

 

With that said, this is going to look bad on the Mayor if true and hope she is held accountable and anyone else associated with it.  All she did was complain about needing more and more aid and support and now it may be that she was the cause of support not getting where it was needed.   She is more interested in traveling around and accepting awards while promoting her career.  If she is found guilty here, I am sure those awards will be revoked.

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Euphoria    1,553

That is the same corrupt bureaucrat that was staging photos of herself saving people in the flood.

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techbeck    6,182
Just now, Euphoria said:

That is the same corrupt bureaucrat that was staging photos of herself saving people in the flood.

 

 

Fox news has more info but to what you said....

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Concerns about Cruz are not new. There has been a growing backlash from frustrated residents who say they feel forgotten and say the mayor’s personal political ambitions are coming at the expense of the very people she’s supposed to be representing. 

 

For example, at a time when residents needed food, water and shelter, Cruz hired extra photographers to follow her around post-storm.

 

“She comes out, goes on television and pats herself on the back,” Simon Menendez, a small business owner in San Juan, told Fox News. “It stopped being about us a long time ago.”

 

 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/18/trump-bashing-puerto-rican-mayor-reportedly-facing-fbi-corruption-probe.html

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shockz    3,817
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26 minutes ago, techbeck said:

 

Don't turn this in to a Trump thread.  We have a Trump wining and complaining thread already and this really has nothing/little to do with Trump.  This is about the mayor and her administration. 

Except of course the article did that for you... The media desperately wants to blame the Trump Administration for the struggles that persist in Puerto Rico. (RELATED: ‘The Hill’ Falsely Reports on Trump Administration Banning Use of Food Stamps in Puerto Rico).

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Euphoria    1,553

Her incompetence caught up with her.... She forgot to mention to the liberal media that she did not pay the truckers union to deliver all the food, so it end up sitting in the warehouse... but she sure had time and money to order all the hats and t-shirts saying "We are dying" and "Nasty" and get personal photographers to follow her around and take photos of her "saving" people, like the guy in the canoe who obviously is dry and does not need saving...

 

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techbeck    6,182
1 minute ago, Euphoria said:

Her incompetence caught up with her.... She forgot to mention to the liberal media that she did not pay the truckers union to deliver all the food, so it end up sitting in the warehouse... but she sure had time and money to order all the hats and t-shirts saying "We are dying" and "Nasty" and get personal photographers to follow her around and take photos of her "saving" people, like the guy in the canoe who obviously is dry and does not need saving...

 

 

Canoe pic was just for publicity and attention.  Looks staged.  And I said last year when she was complaining about aid that there were tons of containers full of it but they had no way to get it to the people.  Seems a lot of aid was there and was miss handled.

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Euphoria    1,553

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macrosslover    462

Anybody with any prior knowledge will know that Puerto Rico had corruption, management, and infrastructure problems long before Maria struck.  The whole argument that the mainland wasn't doing enough to help them is ridiculous.  We could have thrown $1 trillion dollars at the problem and it still would have taken the same amount of time because they simply didn't have the infrastructure in place.  There's a reason so many of their young people have been steadily leaving the island for the years preceding this hurricane and it has nothing to do with external issues and all to do with their internal problems.  However, they're are not alone in their corruption, it just got so blatant and stupid.  What happened in Puerto Rico is decades of people not caring and doing enough to stop the corruption.

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Jazmac    1,184

Should have been fixed with that idiot tossing paper towels at Americans dealing with that issue.  I wonder why that didn't fix things?  Now, we get close to mid terms and its time to use the fbi like local cops for cover.

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Euphoria    1,553
31 minutes ago, Jazmac said:

Should have been fixed with that idiot tossing paper towels at Americans dealing with that issue.  I wonder why that didn't fix things?  Now, we get close to mid terms and its time to use the fbi like local cops for cover.

No his job was making sure responsible entities get all resources allocated and all supplies delivered in time. Being a media muppet and smiling in front of cameras was Obama's job and apparently the top job priority for the mayor of San Juan

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Jazmac    1,184
1 hour ago, Euphoria said:

No his job was making sure responsible entities get all resources allocated and all supplies delivered in time. Being a media muppet and smiling in front of cameras was Obama's job and apparently the top job priority for the mayor of San Juan

Why can't this clown just do the job of protecting Americans?  Why are you guys making excuses for this fool?

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dead.cell    3,046
2 hours ago, Jazmac said:

Should have been fixed with that idiot tossing paper towels at Americans dealing with that issue.  I wonder why that didn't fix things?  Now, we get close to mid terms and its time to use the fbi like local cops for cover.

 

8 minutes ago, Jazmac said:

Why can't this clown just do the job of protecting Americans?  Why are you guys making excuses for this fool?

No offense dude, but you really should read into this situation more. Even people heavily against Trump aren't really blaming him for Puerto Rico, as there was a lot of underlying issues that existed previously.

 

If this tweet holds any truth to it, that's even more embarrassing, yet unsurprising of our media today.  Of course, that's not the only point of reference when it comes to the media: 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/11/27/the-mainstream-media-didnt-care-about-puerto-rico-until-it-became-a-trump-story/?utm_term=.b1d91d36cdc1

 

 

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spacelordmaster    15

I was born there and I can tell you that bitc*** and her political party are the worst of the worst.

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