Opinion & Speculation Of The Patriot, Elder – You knew this was coming.
As soon as President Trump sent his first series of tweets targeting Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and questioning whether there had been gross mismanagement of Baltimore’s finances you knew this wasn’t going to end well for Cummings or his fellow Democrats.
Cummings is one of three House chairmen empowered by Speaker Pelosi to target the president for impeachment.
While these Democrat leaders have failed to develop any evidence of wrongdoing by President Trump, the same can’t be said of those who audited Baltimore’s use of federal funds.
A 2018 audit of the city’s finances conducted by USASpending.gov found that the district Cummings’ represents received more than $9 billion last year alone and more than $15 billion total in the past two years.
Many of the earmarked funds were reported as $0 in the audited entries for line items such as “Baltimore City Mayor’s Office,” “Baltimore City Housing Police,” “Baltimore City Health Department,” and “Baltimore City Public School Systems.”
Auditors found that many millions of dollars in federal grants remain “unaccounted for.” No one knows exactly how much the total amount is.
Keep in mind that’s your money that they’ve played fast and loose with. This is business as usual with federally funded programs across the country. Millions here, and millions there, pretty soon you’re talking about real money.
Baltimore City auditor Audrey Askew resigned in February after rumors surfaced that she faced pressure to “write-off” money that was not accounted for.
Breitbart also reported that Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh resigned three months later due to a personal scandal.
Pugh allegedly reaped profits of hundreds of thousands of dollars from children’s books she wrote that the University of Maryland’s Medical System bought while she served as a board member.
When this president doesn’t let go, you know he’s holding the Trump card. And, Trump didn’t let go:
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was left with only the race card to play in defense of her impeachment investigator:
Trump, who told us during his campaign he was going to take down the PC wall constructed by Democrats that made criticism of their caucus off limits, immediately denuded Pelosi’s claims of racism:
And, President Trump kept hammering on Democrat corruption:
President Trump: “No one has paid a higher price for the far left’s destructive agenda that American’s living in our nation’s inner cities. For decades these communities have been run exclusively by Democrat politicians.”
Secretary of HUD Dr. Ben Carson: “First thing we have to do is acknowledge that it’s a problem.
Everybody needs to acknowledge that.
We’ve gotten into a situation in our country now where when you hold people responsible, they don’t like it. They call you a racist.
No wonder so many of the entrenched political elite want Trump gone. They had their chance and failed. They realize that their gravy train, that’s funded at the expense of taxpayers, is being targeted by the president, soon to be exposed for all to see.
They also realize that more and more Americans are now prepared to believe they’re guilty.