Today, Guccifer 2.0 released another set of leaked documents, this time from the Clinton Foundation server, which included files of Democratic Party donors and other documents from the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (the DCCC is the fund raising arm for the House Democrats).
This further cements the close ties between the Clinton campaign and the DNC, which rigged the primary to exclude Bernie Sanders and guarantee a Clinton nomination.
Of interest is that Congressman Chris Van Hollen is one of a small number of House Democrats who may have received a kickback from the Big Banks after the Wall Street bailout.
The DCCC also received a substantial kickback. Chris Van Hollen was the head of the DCCC during that time, 2006 to 2010.
Chris Van Hollen voted for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), also known as the Wall Street Bailout. Ultimately, between the TARP program and the Federal Reserve's Quantitative Easing, the Wall Street Banks were bailed out to the tune of more than $29 trillion dollars. Meanwhile, Main Street suffered as millions of families lost their jobs and their homes.
The recovery from the 2008 financial crash, caused by fraudulent behavior by Wall Street banks, has been overwhelmingly for those at the top. The wealth divide continues to grow in the United States with the bottom 50% holding only 1% of the nation's wealth and the bottom 25% in debt.
This is a prime example of what we call pay-to-play politics and it is why public policy overwhelmingly benefits the interests of the wealthy instead of the people.
We cannot change this behavior by rewarding those who perpetrate it.
There must be an investigation of the relationship between members of Congress and Wall Street banks who received TARP funds.
I don't take any corporate or PAC money. As your Senator, I will hold Wall Street accountable and fight to bail out the people.