(FreedomWire.org) – Senator Josh Hawley sent a fiery letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and top Biden regime regulators on Friday.
In the letter to Garland, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Rostin Behnam, the Missouri Republican demanded “information and all correspondence between their agencies and Democratic Party officials following the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX,” according to the Senate Judiciary Committee member’s website.
Hawley asked whether the Department of Justice, SEC or CFTC had communicated with the Democratic Party apparatus regarding FTX and its founder Sam Bankman-Fried. Bankman-Fried was a prolific donor to Democratic candidates during the midterm election cycle, wiring nearly $40 million to Democratic coffers throughout 2021 and 2022. He also donated about $10 million to help President Biden get elected in 2020.
“The success of Mr. Bankman-Fried’s criminal enterprise briefly made him one of America’s richest men,” Hawley wrote to the officials. “And he deployed his ill-gotten gains in service of the Democratic Party, emerging in recent years as its second largest individual donor behind only George Soros.”
“To be clear, Mr. Bankman-Fried funded his lavish donations to the Democratic Party through rampant fraud,” Hawley continued. “The net result was that billions of dollars were stolen from investors and handed over to Democrats and left-wing organizations.”
He added that the collapse of FTX coming shortly after the midterm election was suspect and raised questions about whether federal regulators and law enforcement “faced conflicts of interest in identifying, investigating, and thwarting the fraudulent scheme.”
“Prior to the public revelation of Mr. Bankman-Fried’s scheme to withdraw customer deposits from FTX to offset losses incurred by Alameda, had your respective agencies initiated an investigation into allegations of fraud perpetuated by FTX, Alameda, and their executives? If so, when were the investigations initiated and when were they expected to conclude?” Hawley asks.
“Have FTX, Almeda, or any of the executives associated with these companies previously entered into confidential settlements or deferred prosecution agreements with your respective agencies? If so, please provide all materials associated with these settlements and agreements,” Hawley’s letter reads. “Please provide all correspondence between your agencies, the Biden Administration, the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee regarding FTX, Alameda, and its executives, including Mr. Bankman-Fried, Caroline Ellison, and Gary Wang.”
The recipients have been given until November 25, 2022, to provide answers and documents “So that Congress can better fulfill its oversight of executive action and inaction,” wrote Hawley.
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