Foreign aid is a particularly rancid cesspool of corruption. From Jim Bovard at libertarianinstitute.org:
I know Romanian corruption. When I was exiting the country after investigating its collapsing economy in 1987, I made sure to bribe every guard who searched my luggage at the Bucharest airport with a pack of Kent cigarettes. But I neglected to give a pack to the soldier on the tarmac as I walked to my Lufthansa flight. He was soon screaming and waving his submachine gun in my direction. Whoops.
After the fall of communism, the U.S. State Department launched a program to help Romania and other East European governments curtail corruption. Vice President Joe Biden masterminded that effort from 2009 to 2016. The program was a smashing success.
Romania remained profoundly corrupt, but Biden family members received more than a million dollars from Romanian businessman Gabriel Popoviciu. He was convicted for corruption even though Hunter Biden flew to Bucharest to testify on his behalf before the National Anticorruption Directorate.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer declared Wednesday, “While Vice President Biden was lecturing Romania on anti-corruption policies, in reality he was a walking billboard for his son and family to collect money.” Comer noted that “the money stops flowing from the Romanian national soon after Joe Biden leaves the vice presidency.” Former U.S. Treasury official Phil Stephenson testified in 2017 that the Romanian “fight against corruption itself has been corrupted.”
Romania is only the tip of the iceberg of payoffs that the Biden family—including his grandkids—pocketed from shady foreigners. A long memo from the House Oversight Committee showcased “the Biden family’s pattern of courting business in regions of the world in which the then Vice President had an outsize role and influenced U.S. policy.”
Sodom and Gomorrah pride month is coming, time is running out for the CPUSA’s (D) 51st state.
Even normies might catch a clue in the shutdown kabuki if money keeps flowing out.