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Nancy Pelosi’s Son Linked to Five Shady Companies Probed by Feds: Report

Ariel Zilber
January 14th, 2022

Paul Pelosi Jr., the son of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has reportedly been linked to at least five business entities under investigation by authorities for alleged fraud.

The 52-year-old Paul Pelsoi Jr., the only son of Nancy and Paul Pelosi Sr., was hired by several firms that were subject to both federal and state probes, and meanwhile has “connections to a host of fraudsters, rule-breakers and convicted criminals,” although he has never been charged himself, according to DailyMail.com.

The website reports that in February 2007, Pelosi Jr. was hired as senior vice president by Omaha-based InfoUSA, a database marketing company that was investigated by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office several years earlier for allegedly selling consumer data to fraudsters.

The data was then used to scam sick and gullible elderly people out of money, it was alleged. The investigation was closed and no arrests were made. Pelosi Jr., who was paid a salary of $180,000 per year, joined the firm after the probe ended.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Paul Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi Jr attend the 35th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/WireImage)
Paul Pelosi Jr, 52, is the only son of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband, investor Paul Pelosi, Sr.

InfoUSA was founded by Vin Gupta, a major donor to former President Bill Clinton. The Associated Press reported that Gupta and his company were investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2007.

The probe was launched after Gupta was sued by shareholders who allege he misused company funds to fly Bill and Hillary Clinton on private corporate jets.

In 2010, the SEC charged Gupta and two others for “funneling illegal compensation to himself in the form of perks worth millions of dollars.” The case was eventually settled. Gupta did not admit or deny the allegations.

in 2009, Paul Jr. co-founded Natural Blue Resources Inc, an investment company whose stated mission was to “create, acquire, or otherwise invest in environmentally-friendly companies, including an initiative to locate, purify, and sell water recovered from underground aquifers in New Mexico and other areas with depleting water resources.”

But the SEC alleged that the company was secretly run by two convicted fraudsters — James E. Cohen and Joseph Corazzi. In 2014, the agency brought fraud charges against Cohen, Corazzi, former New Mexico Gov. Toney Anaya, and a former executive at the company, Erik Perry.

Vinod Gupta along with President Bill Clinton while golfing together.
In 2007, Pelosi Jr. was hired as senior vice president of InfoUSA, a data marketing company founded by Vin Gupta. Gupta, a fundraiser for Bill Clinton, was accused of fraud by the SEC.

While Cohen and Corazzi claimed to be “outside consultants,” they in fact controlled the company “without disclosing their past brushes with the law to investors.” Pelosi Jr. reportedly owned more than 10 million shares of the company.

The SEC suspended trading in Natural Blue stock. Pelosi Jr. was never charged. According to DailyMail.com, the SEC acknowledged he did not play a “meaningful role” in one of the firm’s key transactions and even testified in court against those who were indicted.

The SEC also said that Pelosi Jr. “strenuously objected” to proposed fundraising contracts and was ousted from the board by Cohen and Corazzi.

Perry and Anaya both reached a settlement with the SEC.

In October 2013, Pelosi Jr. joined FOGFuels, a biofuel company. Just prior to his being named vice president, the company founder, Paul Marshall, was charged by the SEC for allegedly stealing $3 million from elderly investors.

Marshal was accused of using the money “to pay for a variety of…personal expenses, including luxury vacations, child support and alimony payments, and private school tuition and camps for his children.”

Paul Pelosi Jr.
Paul Pelosi Jr., right, has never been charged with a crime.

FOGFuels was dissolved in 2015. Three years later, Marshall was sentenced to six years in federal prison. He was given a reduced sentence after cooperating with the FBI in a separate bribery case involving an official in Atlanta.

In 2014, Pelosi Jr. was named independent director at Targeted Medical Pharma, a Los Angeles-based firm. Seven months after his hiring, he quit the company. A year later, the Food and Drug Administration accused Targeted Medical Pharma of testing drugs on people without authorization, according to DailyMail.com.

The company was not subject to further legal action. It insisted that the investigation by the FDA was due to a “clerical issue.”

In the fall of 2014, Pelosi Jr. became “business development executive” of the Corporate Governance Initiative. An SEC filing stated that CGI was a “non-profit group” focused on “transparency, capitalism and building sustainable organization[s].””

Asa Saint Clair. (Twitter)
Pelosi Jr. also developed ties to Asa Saint Clair, a New York-based executive who was accused by the feds of running a cryptocurrency scam through a fake charity.

In December 2015, Pelosi Jr. was promoted to the position of executive director. During his time at CGI, he reportedly established ties with Asa Saint Clair, a New York-based executive who was accused of running a cryptocurrency scam through his charity, the World Sports Alliance.

The Department of Justice alleged that World Sports Alliance was a “sham affiliate of the United Nations.”

“Saint Clair allegedly defrauded investors in IGObit, a digital currency he claimed WSA [World Sports Alliance] was developing, but which turned out to be the fraudulent bait with which to lure victim investors,” the federal prosecutors alleged.

Saint Clair, who was charged with wire fraud, has pleaded not guilty. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Pelosi Jr. endorsed the fake cryptocurrency on its website in January 2018, according to DailyMail.com, writing: “IGOBit is the absolute best offering I have ever seen.”

He has never been charged in connection with IGOBit or Saint Clair.

In July 2016, Pelosi Jr. became a senior adviser at Oroplata Resources, a lithium mining company.

A month before coming on board, Oroplata executives allegedly issued $26 million worth of fraudulent shares and then awarded some of them to themselves and others without board approval.

The allegation was made in a civil lawsuit filed in Nevada in 2018.

Pelosi Jr. is reported to have received 2.8 million of the allegedly fraudulent shares in July 2016, according to DailyMail.com.

Court documents cited by DailyMail.com show that Pelosi Jr. bought the shares for $2,800 — even though the real market value was between $4,228,000 and $5,152,000.

The fraud was allegedly masterminded by Roger Knox, a Swiss asset management firm owner, who was convicted for a “pump-and-dump” scheme totaling $164 million.

Oraplata was one of several firms entangled in Knox’s fraud, according to federal prosecutors.

Knox pleaded guilty two years ago. He faces a prison sentence of up to 20 years as well as possible fines totaling some $5 million.

Paul Pelosi Jr.
Pelosi Jr., who was never charged with a crime, makes no mention on his LinkedIn page of any of the entities that were subject to scrutiny.

Pelosi Jr. was not named in the civil lawsuit or in the federal complaint against Knox.

On his LinkedIn page, Pelosi Jr. makes no mention of his prior positions at InfoUSA, Natural Blue Resources, FOGFuels, Targeted Medical Pharma, CGI, and Oroplata Resources.

His LinkedIn page currently lists Pelosi Jr. as strategic adviser to EVSX, an eco-mining and recycling company based in Quebec, Canada.

Last month, Nancy Pelosi revealed in filings that she and her husband made as much as $30 million in stock trades involving Big Tech firms.

The financial windfall has spurred lawmakers from both parties to push forward legislation that would ban members of Congress from trading in stocks.

Pelosi, the powerful Democrat who represents San Francisco, has been accused of profiting off companies which she is responsible for regulating.

Pelosi is one of the richest members of Congress, with an estimated net worth of more than $106 million, according to an analysis by The Post.

That’s an average of the maximum and minimum estimated value of her assets and liabilities — the methodology used by the Center for Responsive Politics — using her most recent financial disclosure from August, which pegs the maximum at $252 million and the minimum at $40 million underwater.

Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, is a businessman who runs the venture capital and investment firm Financial Leasing Services and has made countless bets on high-profile companies his wife is supposed to regulate, like Amazon, Apple, and Google.

When asked last month whether the opportunity to profit on trades could create a conflict of interest, the speaker flatly said “no” to the idea of supporting a ban on trading individual stocks.

“We’re a free-market economy,” Pelosi told reporters. “They [members of Congress] should be able to participate in that.”

Let’s Talk About The Real Reason “Eyebrows Pelosi” Only Wants To Talk About COVID

Patty McMurray
January 9th, 2022

First of all, lets’ address the elephant in the room…

Whoever drew Nancy’s eyebrows on the middle of her forehead needs to be fired.

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about why; when Speaker Pelosi was asked if Democrats have any plans to ask working Americans to put forth even more of their hard-earned dollars to address COVID, she was only able to only talk about tests, masks, vaccines and a new term “spacial distancing.”

Watch Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan ask Nancy Pelosi about asking for more than the $6 trillion they’ve already bilked from the American taxpayer in their upcoming spending bill:

Americans should know that as long as they’re in the majority, Democrats will never stop using the COVID pandemic as an excuse to extort more money from them.

It’s all about using fear to achieve their goals

If Democrat leadership can keep Americans paralyzed with fear over the Wuhan virus, they will not only drain our bank accounts dry but will also be able to use fear of COVID as a tool to pass their horrific HR1 (vote cheating) bill. The HR1 “voting rights” bill is designed to make the fraudulent practice of absentee mail-in-voting permanent, essentially ensuring America will never again have free or fair elections. The key to passing their corrupt “voting rights” bill that strips states of their ability to create and enforce their voter laws is to convince the American public that voting in person creates a serious health risk. So far, COVID has been the perfect excuse.

As top doctors around the world express hope that the weakened, but highly contagious Omicron variant infecting both the vaccinated and unvaccinated, could bring the pandemic to the endemic stage, Democrats are putting the pedal to the metal on the corrupt universal mail-in voting HR1 bill.

Democrats know this is their last chance before the 2022 mid-term elections to scare Americans into staying home. The reality is, Nancy’s goal isn’t to take more of our money, at least not right now—she just wants to keep you frightened into accepting the Democrat’s voter cheating bill. The money grab comes later—once the Democrats use their “voting rights” bill to ensure they maintain a majority in the House and Senate again.

Democrat Senator Ossoff Takes On Pelosi With Possible New Legislation On Stocks

Carmine Sabia
January 9th, 2022

OPINION: This article contains commentary which reflects the author’s opinion

One Democrat senator, the youngest in the Senate, has come against House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi on her recent comments about stock trading.

Democrat Georgia Sen. Jon Ossoff wants to ban members of Congress from being able to trade stocks when they are in their elected positions, The New York Post reported.

The Ossoff ethics bill, which the Democratic freshman Senator plans to introduce once he finds a Republican co-sponsor, would crack down on conflicts of interest by making it illegal for lawmakers and their families to trade stocks while in office, a Washington, D.C. source close to the situation said. 

It would also likely require lawmakers put their assets in blind trusts — a step that the 34-year-old Ossoff completed himself months after being elected in January 2021. 

No Senate Republicans appear to have publicly come out against congressional stock trades, so Ossoff may have trouble finding a co-sponsor in the Senate. But Republican support in the House is more likely, since several GOP House members including Texas Reps. Michael Cloud and Chip Roy have come out against the practice.

Another proposal to curb Congress trades, the Ban Conflicted Trading Act, was introduced in the Senate in March by four Democratic Senators including Sen. Jeff Merkeley of Oregon and Ossoff’s fellow Georgia freshman Raphael Warnock. It also has an accompanying bipartisan House version backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Roy, among other Democrats and Republicans. 

But that legislation would only ban members of Congress and their staff from trading, which means that the husband of the House Speaker would be allowed to continue to trade stocks.

“As Speaker Pelosi’s recent transactions make clear, decisions made for the people should be separate than decisions made for personal enrichment,” Republican Rep. Chip Roy said.

“These lawmakers are just out of touch with how normal people view the situation,” Arizona Republican Senate primary candidate Blake Masters said. “Members of Congress should not be buying call options on Big Tech companies they’re in charge of regulating, that is ludicrous.”

The New York Post said that the Pelosi family has made a fortune on stocks.

And the Pelosis’ overall portfolio — which has also included companies like Disney and Roblox — beat the S&P 500 by 4.9 percent in 2019 and a whopping 14.3 percent in 2020, according to data crunched for The Post by FinePrint, an outfit pushing for greater transparency of financial holdings on both sides of the aisle. 

The Pelosis’ exposure to tech stocks, however, may have actually hurt them in 2021, when their portfolio underperformed the S&P 500 by 15.5 percent, according to FinePrint.

When asked whether the opportunity to profit on trades could create a conflict of interest, the speaker has flatly said “no” and has rejected the idea of a ban on trading individual stocks. Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill did not dispute The Post’s findings that Paul Pelosi has generally outperformed the market but insisted that the trades are not an issue.

“The Speaker does not own any stocks,” her spokesman said. “As you can see from the required disclosures, with which the Speaker fully cooperates, these transactions are marked ‘SP’ for Spouse. The Speaker has no prior knowledge or subsequent involvement in any transactions.”

Walter Shaub, who was the director of the United States Office of Government Ethics for former Presidents Obama and Donald Trump, said that her defense is “absolutely insulting.”

“The idea that the stocks are in her husband’s name is a complete red herring,” he said. “Unless members of Congress are willing to wear microphones around the clock when they’re having dinner with their spouses and going to bed, the public has no way of knowing what information they intentionally or inadvertently shared.”

“We should be held to a higher standard,” Republican Rep. Michael Cloud said. “When the public sees people in office profiting off [stock trading] when they’re struggling, it does a great disservice to everything that this nation should be about.”


Gen. Flynn Files Restraining Order Against Nancy Pelosi

 Martin Walsh
December 21, 2021

Former White House national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn has filed a restraining order to block a subpoena from the House Select Committee that is investigating the incident at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

He argues in his complaint that the subpoena, which would demand information and testimony from Flynn, was issued without legal authority.

The filing stated that Flynn had no part in organizing, speaking at, or participating in the rallies, protest,s or incursions that took place on Jan. 6, 2020.

The filed complaint named all nine members of the Select Committee as defendants, as well as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

“General Flynn did not organize, speak at, or actively participate in any rallies or protests in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021, and he of course did not participate in the attack on the Capitol that day. Ex. A, Declaration of Michael Flynn (“Flynn Decl.”) ¶ 5. Nevertheless, the Select Committee—assuming the role of shadow prosecutor for the January 6 attack and working in parallel with the actual prosecutors at the Department of Justice—has diverted its attention from its important work to target General Flynn for a quasi-prosecution that is either aimless or transparently partisan,” the complaint reads.

“Despite not participating in any public events in Washington on January 6, Defendants have issued General Flynn a sweeping subpoena seeking twenty different categories of documents and a demand that General Flynn appears for a deposition in Washington, D.C. The subpoena demands records of General Flynn’s communications about the 2020 election and seeks to identify the basis for his beliefs and the persons with whom he associated, in addition to contacts with government officials. It thus constitutes a frontal assault on his 1st Amendment rights to freedom of speech, association, and petition,” it adds.

Editors Note: See the filed complaint and filed motion here.

Earlier this month, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows announced he’s suing Pelosi and members of the partisan House January 6 Committee.

The lawsuit asks a federal court in Washington, D.C. to nullify subpoenas issued by the committee for Meadows’ testimony and his phone records. Meadows also argued that the demand for his cooperation with Congress is “overly broad and unduly burdensome.”

The lawsuit comes after Meadows informed the committee that he would no longer cooperate with its investigation.

Meadows argued in the filing that, “absent any valid legislative power,” may result in “grave harms” — namely that he could be “illegally coerced into violating the Constitution” in failing to comply with former President Trump’s claims of executive privilege.

“Mr. Meadows, a witness, has been put in the untenable position of choosing between conflicting privilege claims that are of constitutional origin and dimension and having to either risk enforcement of the subpoena issued to him” the complaint reads, “or, alternatively, unilaterally abandoning the former president’s claims of privileges and immunities.”

“Despite the need to maintain executive privilege and concerns about the breadth of the subpoena, Mr. Meadows continued to pursue the possibility of an accommodation that would allow the Select Committee to obtain non-privileged information,” the lawsuit alleges.

Meadows pointed out that he had handed over thousands of records to the committee, including “1,139 documents and 6,836 total pages” — all non-privileged — and “2,319 text messages and metadata from his personal cell phone.”

Meadows went on to argue in his lawsuit that the subpoenas from the House committee are “an unconstitutional attempt to usurp the Executive Branch’s authority to enforce the law and to expose what the Select Committee believes to be problematic actions by a political opponent. Congress has no authority to issue subpoenas for these purposes.”

Meadows announced that he is no longer cooperating with the Democrat-run Jan. 6 Committee, according to reports that cited a letter from his attorney.

Only two — Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger — decided to sit on the committee

‘Africans Are Not Children’: Democrats Face Backlash From Black Voices Over Political Stunt

Ryan Saavedra,
June, 9th 2020

Democrats faced intense backlash on Monday over a political stunt that they pulled in an attempt to show solidarity with the black community over death of George Floyd.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), and other top Democrats took at knee at Capitol Hill while wearing Kente cloth, which, as noted by The Washington Post, “comes from Ghana, where people wear it to show patriotism or celebrate a special occasion.”

The photo-op moment for Democrats quickly went viral online — but not in a good way, as numerous people from the black community mocked and criticized Democrats for their political stunt.

Army combat veteran Jeffrey A Dove Jr., a Republican running in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, responded: “Does wearing kente cloth and taking a knee mean you are all of a sudden ‘down with the struggle’? This is why people hate disingenuous politicians. Speaker Pelosi was there for the 94 crime bill. She is part of the problem.”

Washington Post Global Opinions Editor Karen Attiah responded: “I look at this and think, who is the audience for this performance? Why was this necessary?”

Pro-life advocate Obianuju Ekeocha released a video on Twitter condemning the Democrats for “ignorantly using the Kente fabric as a prop in their virtue signaling.”

“I was just looking online today like most of you and what did I see? A bunch of Democrat politicians kneeling down, of which I have nothing to say about that because I am not an American, however, they were all having around their necks this colorful fabric which I’m sure they put around their necks as some kind of mark or show of unity or solidarity with black people,” Ekeocha said. “So, in other words, they put in for the Kente material or this colorful fabric they had around their necks as some kind of placating sign or symbol to show that they are not racist and they are together with black people.”

“Excuse me, dear Democrats, in your tokenism, you didn’t wait to find out that this thing that you’re hanging around your neck is not just some African uniform, it’s actually the Kente material,” Ekeocha continued. “The Kente belongs to the Ghanaian people, mainly the Ashanti Tribe. Excuse me, Democrats. Don’t treat Africans like we’re children. These fabrics and these colorful things that we have within our culture and tradition, they all mean something to us. I know you look at us and you say, ‘oh Africans are so cute in all your colorful dresses.’”

“Well, some of those dresses and patterns and colors and fabrics actually do mean something to us,” Ekeocha added. “Some of them belong to ancient tribes and mean something to them. So why are you using it your own show of non-racism or your own show of virtue? Why are you using the Kente material to signal your virtue? Stop it. We are not children. Africans are not children. And leave our tradition and our culture to us and if you don’t know much about it, ask somebody. I’m sure there would have been something else you could have done to show your solidarity with black people instead of taking the Kente material and making a little show of it.”

“I know we are in unexpected times and anything is possible but listen man I did not have ‘Pelosi in Kente cloth’ on the bingo card,” GEN editor Hanif Abdurraqib wrote. “I was so certain that picture wasn’t real at first that I didn’t even bother to look for proof in either direction. I just mumbled ‘damn people on here are getting real good at photoshop’ and kept moving along.”

Left-wing writer Roxane Gay wrote: “I am not sure what’s funnier, those ridiculous politicians wearing kente cloth or Cory Booker smartly opting out of that absurd performance.”

Another commentator wrote: “I’m Black and I don’t even own that thing on their necks that supposedly represents Blackness. Also, I hate how Democrats always pretend that they have never had a chance to fix USA when they’ve been in government too.”

About The Author

Ryan Saavedra

Ryan Saavedra is a reporter at The Daily Wire who covers a range of subjects, particularly focusing on media bias, politics, and the convergence of politics and culture.

Nancy Pelosi Blocking Investigation into Chinese Coronavirus Origins, Tax Money to Wuhan Lab

MATTHEW BOYLE
May 3rd, 2020

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) told Breitbart News this weekend that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would rather investigate President Donald Trump again than focus on the actual origins of the Chinese coronavirus and U.S. tax dollars that went to the Wuhan Institute of Virology from which intelligence officials increasingly believe the virus leaked.

Appearing on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel, Reschenthaler discussed his efforts to investigate tax dollars that flowed through a New York firm to the Wuhan lab. He said that Pelosi and House Democrats are not interested in holding the Chinese Communist Party accountable and, instead, want to focus their oversight efforts on politically harming President Trump again just like they tried and failed with the partisan impeachment last year and earlier this year.

“We should have an investigative body looking at these grants, but Nancy Pelosi is not going to do that,” Reschenthaler said. “So you have myself and House Republicans. I can tell you I’m going to continue to look into these grants. I’m going to continue to look into the Department of Homeland Security as well to see what grants are going from there to China. I’m also looking at defunding the World Health Organization and we can talk about that as well. But the bottom line of the Democrats’ behavior is this: They hate this president so badly that they would rather side with the Chinese Communist Party than defend Americans and defend our spending and spend wisely and just be honest. That is their hatred for President Trump and disdain for President Trump’s supporters.”

Reschenthaler wrote a letter this week to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper inquiring about a Pentagon grant to EcoHealth Alliance, Inc., a New York firm that has had a history of funding the Wuhan Institute of Virology with subgrants from American taxpayers. The Pentagon grant the congressman was inquiring about was for research into bat-borne zoonotic diseases and their potential as weapons of mass destruction or biological weapons. While it is unclear if that grant saw U.S. taxpayer money flowing from it out to the Wuhan lab, it is known that another grant that EcoHealth Alliance received did partially spend U.S. tax dollars in the Chinese lab.

That grant, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) — in particular the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is run by the now-famous Dr. Anthony Fauci — saw U.S. tax dollars sent to EcoHealth Alliance for researching coronaviruses from bats flow out to the Chinese lab in Wuhan. Some of the money went to other labs around the world too, an NIH official confirmed to Breitbart News last week. But the NIH was so concerned about the money and this lab in Wuhan that the government notified EcoHealth Alliance that it would be investigating the matter and that any funds to the Wuhan lab must be halted while the investigation occurred.

“The NIH funded EcoHealth Alliance, which then, in turn, turned around and partially funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” Reschenthaler told Breitbart News. “The DOD also gave EcoHealth Alliance $6.5 million in a grant, and like you said, that grant was to understand bat-borne zoonotic disease in context with weapons of mass destruction. So what I’m trying to find out is whether or not the DOD funding that went to EcoHealth also went to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. We know that the NIH funding did, and we also know that all money is fungible, but I want to see if we can trace that money to Wuhan to see how much and to what extent the DOD and American taxpayers actually funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”

What is perhaps most interesting about all this is how little the Democrats on Capitol Hill seem to care about the origins of the virus in Wuhan, China, or about U.S. taxpayer dollars flowing to this lab in China. Many Democrats have brushed off holding China accountable for the virus and, instead, intend to focus their efforts on attacking President Trump over the Chinese coronavirus. Pelosi, whose Articles of Impeachment effort against Trump failed in grand fashion this year as the U.S. Senate acquitted the president, has even launched the creation of a select committee to investigate the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic — a select committee that Republicans are considering boycotting.

The members Pelosi named to the committee last week are highly partisan Democrats. First and foremost, Pelosi named House Majority Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) — the Democrat who publicly mused that the chaos of the pandemic provided Democrats an opportunity to remake America in their vision — to chair it. Then she named several others directly involved in the failed effort to impeach President Trump, including House Oversight Committee chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and House Financial Services Committee chairwoman Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). Maloney and Waters chair two of the committees that were involved in the partisan impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

The others — House Small Business Committee chairwoman Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) and Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Bill Foster (D-IL), and Andy Kim (D-NJ) — all voted for impeachment as well. Raskin, as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, gained particular prominence during hearings last year.

As such, Rep. Kevin McCarthy — the House GOP leader — has said he does not believe Republicans will participate in the sham investigation because he sees it simply as “another impeachment committee.”

Reschenthaler said on Breitbart News Saturday that if Americans want Congress to have a real investigation into the origins of the Chinese coronavirus and hearings about their tax dollars going to this lab in Wuhan, Republicans would need to retake the House majority in November and commence those hearings next year.

“It’s imperative that we as House Republicans take back the House in this next election because Nancy Pelosi and the far-left Democrats are thwarting everything we do,” Reschenthaler said. “I do have to say I cringe when the media says ‘Nancy Pelosi and the Squad’ because that minimizes how far left this party has gone. It’s just not the Squad. It’s not just Nancy Pelosi. It’s most of their members. Look at the Green New Deal. When that was floated, half of their co-sponsors were on the Green New Deal. Most of these Democrats vote 90 plus percent of the time with [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez]. This party has moved drastically to the left to the point of siding with the CCP over Americans. They don’t want to get to the bottom of these grants and they also don’t want my resolution run on the floor about defunding the World Health Organization or at least getting Dr. Tedros to resign and getting an international organization to investigate how the World Health Organization was either grossly negligent in dealing with the Wuhan virus or how they worked hand-in-glove with the Chinese Communist Party in trying to cover up the virus early on. But that’s the extent of their hatred, again, of this president and his supporters where they will not run these bills and they will not do these investigations because, again, they would rather side with the CCP than do the right thing.”

To retake the House majority, Republicans need to win just 18 net seats back from Democrats. There are 30 districts across America that Trump won in 2016 currently represented by a Democrat, so the prospect is very possible that the GOP could flip the House back. In the meantime, however, while Democrats on Capitol Hill dither in partisan politics, the Trump administration and the U.S. Intelligence Community are investigating these matters, Reschenthaler said.

“The Intel Community hasn’t ruled out the virus may have originated in the lab,” Reschenthaler said. “We know that. That’s coming from the Intel Community. We also know that the NIH in a letter to EcoHealth stated that they believe — this is again the NIH letter I’m stating — that they believe the virus may have originated in the lab. That was the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Lab IV. We know that. But I think whether or not this disease came from a bat through a wet market or it came from a lab, we’ve got to see where it originated and we’ve got to see what we can do to make sure we stop these pandemics in the future. That could be something like encouraging other nations to stop interactions at wet markets, which should be happening anyhow. If it originated in a lab and somehow leaked from the lab, we shouldn’t be funding labs that study virology and weapons of mass destruction in terms of biological weapons. We shouldn’t fund these labs unless they have procedures in place where the disease won’t leak out and kill 60,000 Americans and hundreds of thousands around the world. This is a very responsible thing to do as good stewards of taxpayer money.”

Reschenthaler also hopes to get answers as to whether the Chinese Communist Party, while it was getting these U.S. tax dollars into the Wuhan Institute of Virology, was even being forthcoming with U.S. officials about research that was compiled there on such coronaviruses, including potentially the one plaguing the planet right now.

“I’d like to add, as we get to the bottom of this, I’d like to see what information we were getting back from the Institute of Virology in Wuhan because something tells me the Chinese Communist Party was taking the money from EcoHealth Alliance — which was, again, a large part came from the United States and our taxpayers — then doing this research, and I don’t know if they were giving us any actual data or scientific findings from what we were funding,” Reschenthaler said. “They certainly didn’t allow American doctors and scientists into Wuhan at the start of this disease. They’ve kept us shut out for a large part. So I want to see if we were being taken advantage of. I suspect that we were by the Chinese Communist Party, and I want to see in the future, when we do give these grants, there is transparency and we get the research that comes from us funding these labs.”