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Pelosiís super PAC keeps donations from owners of child sex trafficking site Backpage
The Washington Times ^ | December 17, 2017 | S.A. Miller

Posted on 12/17/2017 5:13:03 PM PST by jazusamo

After California’s then-Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced felony pimping charges last year against the two owners of Backpage.com — a classified-ad website that is a hub for sex trafficking and prostitution, one of the men cut a $10,000 check to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s super PAC.

Mrs. Pelosi’s political action committee, House Majority PAC, has resisted giving the money back, and an aide to Mrs. Pelosi said the California Democrat knows nothing about the contribution.

The uproar over sexual harassment that began with the Harvey Weinstein scandal has intensified the scrutiny of political contributions linked to Backpage, which law enforcement officials say is the chief platform for activities far worse than harassment, including sexual slavery and child prostitution.

Mrs. Pelosi isn’t the only Democrat struggling to deal with the piles of cash that Backpage’s owners spread around to candidates and state Democratic parties over the years.

Even Ms. Harris, a California Democrat who is now a U.S. senator, ducked the issue. Her office wouldn’t respond to repeated emails about Backpage money going to House Majority PAC and other Democratic organizations.

Since 2010, the owners and their wives have shoveled about $99,000 to candidates and about $95,000 to Democratic parties in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico, according to federal campaign finance data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Bowing to mounting pressure, including a bipartisan Senate investigation that found the owners knowingly sold ads to pimps who coerced minors into prostitution, Backpage in January closed down its adult services sections.

The websites, however, continue to be marketplaces for the sex trade.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Colorado; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: 115th; arizona; backpage; california; childsextrafficking; colorado; democrats; fundingtheleft; housemajoritypac; jameslarkin; kamalaharris; michaellacey; nancypelosi; newmexico; pelosi; pimping; politicaldonations; prostitution; sextrafficking

1 posted on 12/17/2017 5:13:04 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

The love of money is the root of all evil. (I Timothy 6:10)


2 posted on 12/17/2017 5:16:03 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: jazusamo

Typical democrat slime.


3 posted on 12/17/2017 5:21:18 PM PST by onedoug
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To: txrefugee

Yep, this shows that even high up in the Democrat party money is more important than what is right.


4 posted on 12/17/2017 5:21:47 PM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

bump


5 posted on 12/17/2017 5:26:10 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: jazusamo

Bkmrk.


6 posted on 12/17/2017 5:31:01 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Screw The NFL!!!!!! My family fought for the flag!)
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To: jazusamo

I love love to see President Trump tweet this, and tie it in with their recent professed obsession with fighting harassment. The left would explode, and show their true colors.


7 posted on 12/17/2017 5:35:56 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Prayers for our country and President Trump)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

So would I, jab ‘em good. :)


8 posted on 12/17/2017 5:42:38 PM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

Was Nasty Nancy Pelosi also a customer?


9 posted on 12/17/2017 6:11:22 PM PST by null and void (The internet gave everyone a mouth. It gave no one a brain.)
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To: jazusamo

A bunch of pervs contribute 10k, chump change relatively speaking to Pelosi’s PAC and she, who was.the FIRST female Speaker of the House refuses to return it. What does this say about the DMC? But then what can we expect from a bunch of corrupt whores who boo G-D?


10 posted on 12/17/2017 6:33:36 PM PST by Impala64ssa (Islamophobic? NO! IslamABHORic)
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To: jazusamo; LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...
Since 2010, the owners and their wives have shoveled about $99,000 to candidates and about $95,000 to Democratic parties in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico , according to federal campaign finance data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics.

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