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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:19 PM

Rep. Peter DeFazio calls for audit into Elaine Chao's alleged Kentucky favors

Hell yeah, it's about time!

A senior House Democrat has asked the Transportation Department's internal watchdog to investigate whether Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao showed undue favoritism to Kentucky constituents of her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

On Friday, Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, the top Democrat on the House Transportation Committee, wrote the DOT's inspector general asking him to probe any conflicts of interest Chao has. Specifically DeFazio cited two POLITICO stories, one detailing Chao's disproportionate number of meetings with Kentucky officials during her first year in the position, and another suggesting she had designated a member of her senior staff to serve as a point person for Kentucky issues, which the agency denies.


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DeFazio's request to the inspector general also raised concerns about previous reporting by the New York Times detailing Chao’s financial conflicts of interest related to her family’s shipping business and her failure to divest from Vulcan Materials Co.


https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/15/elaine-chao-audit-transportation-watchdog-046821

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Reply Rep. Peter DeFazio calls for audit into Elaine Chao's alleged Kentucky favors (Original post)
EleanorR Oct 2019 OP
Doremus Oct 2019 #1
dchill Oct 2019 #5
riversedge Oct 2019 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2019 #6
lagomorph777 Oct 2019 #9
smirkymonkey Oct 2019 #3
in2herbs Oct 2019 #4
Lonestarblue Oct 2019 #7
lagomorph777 Oct 2019 #8

Response to EleanorR (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:24 PM

1. Rotten to the core. nt

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Response to Doremus (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:10 PM

5. And proud of it.

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Response to EleanorR (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:30 PM

2. The Trump stink is getting stinkier.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:12 PM

6. Some signs of it becoming stickier. Harder to wash off. Attaches to people in his orbit. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:37 PM

9. KY can get sticky.

Meanwhile, this scandal may lubricate Moscow Mitch's slide from power. One too many palms were greased, it seems.

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Response to EleanorR (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:26 PM

3. K&R

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Response to EleanorR (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:38 PM

4. I'm smiling as I'm imagining McConnell throwing his wife under the bus even though it's not

likely as she's the one with the international crime connections.

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Response to in2herbs (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:29 PM

7. And the money!

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Response to EleanorR (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:35 PM

8. Kentucky Fried Chao?

Ciao, baby!

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