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Accountability | California

Mimi Walters Owns Stake in Brokerage Firm That Hired Shady Advisers, Including a Sex Predator

By Chad Smith on October 29, 2018.

Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Calif., jointly owns a stock brokerage firm with her husband that has raised red flags on Wall Street by employing a large number of brokers with checkered pasts, including a convicted child molester.

Accountability | California

Investigation Alleges Nunes’ Family Farm Employs Undocumented Workers

By Chad Smith on October 5, 2018.

Before Rep. Devin Nunes became President Donald Trump’s congressional battering ram, he was a reliable conservative whose family dairy farm gave him an appealing story to tell voters. But what Nunes hasn’t told his constituents is that more than a decade ago, his family farm moved to Sibley, Iowa, where many farmers — including, allegedly, the Nuneses — rely on the labor of undocumented immigrants.

Accountability | California

Indicted Congressman’s New Ad Uses Footage of 9/11 Flight Hitting World Trade Center

By Chad Smith on October 5, 2018.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, who was indicted in August on charges he committed fraud and misused campaign contributions to fund his extravagant lifestyle, released an ad last week featuring footage of United Airlines Flight 175 crashing into the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Corruption & Secrecy | California

Hunter’s Taxpayer-Funded Spokesman Asks GOP Activists to Back Indicted Congressman

By Chad Smith on September 21, 2018.

The spokesman for Rep. Duncan Hunter told a group of GOP activists they should support the indicted congressman despite the risk that he “vacates the seat” -- either by criminal conviction or forced resignation -- in order to make it easier to keep the district in Republican hands.

Accountability | California

Woof: Rohrabacher Launches Into Bizarre Comments About Chinese People Eating Dogs When Asked About Chinese New Year

By Brynna Quillin on September 12, 2018.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher had an odd message for the Chinese people when asked about Chinese New Year: It’s OK that you eat dogs.

Corruption & Secrecy | California

Dismissing Russia Investigation, Rohrabacher Charges U.S. with Election Interference, Too: ‘We Meddle in Theirs, They Meddle in Ours’

By Chad Smith on August 31, 2018.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher doesn’t see anything special about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Accountability | California

Duncan Hunter, Who Couldn’t Live on $174K a Year, Wants to Raise the Retirement Age to 72

By Chad Smith on August 29, 2018.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, who went repeatedly broke on a $174,000 salary and allegedly stole funds from his campaign to fund his lavish lifestyle, doesn’t think Americans waiting at least five more years to get Social Security or Medicare benefits would be a big deal.