The Current Report is reporting that President Joe Biden is calling for an investigation into why the FBI was not present during the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department raid into the headquarters of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority (Metro).
TCR was the first to report on Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker calling for more scrutiny of Biden FAA nominee Phil Washington who lead Metro during the period the search warrant covers.
Multiple DC agencies and watchdog organizations reached out to The Current Report shortly after Washington’s nomination in July after making startling discoveries online of Washington’s alleged criminal activities including the counterfeit mask cover-up exposed by The Current Report which led to two federal investigations opened within 24 hours of the story releasing.
Wicker wasn’t sure that Washington’s background made him the best possible candidate for the appointment, as Wicker is head of the aviation commission.
“When Mr. Washington was nominated in July, I expressed my skepticism surrounding his lack of experience in aviation. Now I am deeply troubled to learn the nominee was named in a search warrant that ties him to allegations of corruption at LA Metro,” Wicker said. “The committee’s vetting process will require additional scrutiny and review into his leadership at LA Metro. I anticipate that this nominee’s credibility will also be a key focus of the committee.”
Local media insisted on pushing Wednesday’s raids as the latest power-play by Sheriff Alex Villanueva, however, the bigger picture surrounding this investigation is far more than a local pissing match between the Sheriff and county officials.
Washington, Kuehl, and Hilda Solis all insist the Sheriff is abusing his authority and the allegations have no merit, but for those closely watching this unfold know better.
The LA County Board of Supervisors continue to shove the “deputy gang” narrative down the public’s throat in an attempt to tarnish the Sheriff’s department and any investigation they are conducting into fraud, waste, and abuse over at 1 Gateway Plaza and those apparently connected to it are the most vocal.
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