Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has always been a bad egg, in an administration full of bad eggs.
His thievery and shadiness was present before he was even confirmed, and he shouldn’t have never been confirmed.
If you had watched Rachel Maddow, she told you that he was knee deep in the Bank of Cyprus- a Russian money-laundering bank. That huge red flag should have been enough to sink his nomination.
So, to be honest, this latest story from that radical publication FORBES (/snark) isn’t much of a surprise.
New Details About Wilbur Ross’ Business Point To Pattern Of Grifting
Aug 7, 2018, 06:00am
It is difficult to imagine the possibility that a man like Ross, who Forbes estimates is worth some $700 million, might steal a few million from one of his business partners. Unless you have heard enough stories about Ross. Two former WL Ross colleagues remember the commerce secretary taking handfuls of Sweet’N Low packets from a nearby restaurant, so he didn’t have to go out and buy some for himself. One says workers at his house in the Hamptons used to call the office, claiming Ross had not paid them for their work. Another two people said Ross once pledged $1 million to a charity, then never paid. A commerce official called the tales “petty nonsense,” and added that Ross does not put sweetener in his coffee.
There are bigger allegations. Over several months, in speaking with 21 people who know Ross, Forbes uncovered a pattern: Many of those who worked directly with him claim that Ross wrongly siphoned or outright stole a few million here and a few million there, huge amounts for most but not necessarily for the commerce secretary. At least if you consider them individually. But all told, these allegations—which sparked lawsuits, reimbursements and an SEC fine—come to more than $120 million. If even half of the accusations are legitimate, the current United States secretary of commerce could rank among the biggest grifters in American history.
Those who’ve done business with Ross generally tell a consistent story, of a man obsessed with money and untethered to facts. “He’ll push the edge of truthfulness and use whatever power he has to grab assets,” says New York financier Asher Edelman. One of Ross’ former colleagues is more direct: “He’s a pathological liar.”
This is a man, if serving under any other President, would already be gone. But, it’s Dolt45, and he doesn’t mind surrounding himself with crooks.
Birds of a feather, and all.
Ross is another one that should be subpoenaed before Congress for testimony, but that won’t happen, as long as the GOP is in charge.
Which means, there must be a change in November.
We MUST have accountability!
VOTE IN NOVEMBER 2018.
And, tell everyone you know that they need to vote.