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DOJ prosecutors that wouldn’t charge Hunter Biden donated to Biden, Harris campaigns



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When U.S. Attorney David Weiss requested he U.S. Attorney in the Central District of California and the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia to each bring tax charges against Hunter Biden, his requests were rejected. IRS Whistleblower Gary Shapley testified that the rejections came from Biden-appointed U.S. Attorney for D.C. Matthew Graves and Biden-appointed U.S Attorney for the Central District of California E. Martin Estrada.

Weiss requested special counsel authority after each request was rejected, only to be denied yet again by Attorney General Merrick Garland, according to Shapley. Even the New York Times confirmed the DOJ Prosecutor was blocked from bringing charges against Hunter Biden.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports that the two prosecutors who rejected Weiss’ requests, had both donated to Joe Biden’s campaign, and the other to then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Democratic primary campaign:

When Graves was working at DLA Piper, he donated to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on two separate occasions, FEC records show. Graves gave Biden for President $500 in April 2020 and $1,000 in May 2020 during the Democratic presidential primary. Prior to his work at DLA Piper, Graves worked in the Fraud and Corruption unit in the U.S. Attorney’s office and was promoted to Acting Chief of the division in 2015.

Estrada worked in the private sector as a partner for the Los Angeles-based law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. The firm’s website says “diversity, equity and inclusion” has been a “cornerstone of our firm” since its founding in 1962. Law360 ranked Munger Tolles & Olson in seventh place for its “high percentage of equity partners of color,” and the firm got a perfect score from LGBTQ activist organization Human Rights Campaign’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index.

In 2015, Estrada donated $500 to then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Democratic primary campaign for the state’s open Senate seat, FEC records show. Harris served in the Senate from 2017-21, when she was sworn in as Vice President.

Estrada previously served on the board of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, a left-wing legal organization devoted to “fighting for justice, equity, and hope for people living in poverty throughout Greater Los Angeles,” its 2020 annual report reads. He was also a board member of the Alliance for Children’s Rights, an advocacy group for foster children that came out against Texas’ ban on transgender medical procedures for minors in February.

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Elizabeth Warren Acknowledges Unintended Consequences of Obamacare



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Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a longtime supporter of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is now acknowledging the unintended consequences of the healthcare legislation, particularly its impact on industry consolidation and rising healthcare prices.

Warren, who has been a vocal proponent of Obamacare, has recently had what the Wall Street Journal reported as an “epiphany” regarding the consequences of the healthcare law. In a letter addressed to the Health and Human Services Department inspector general, Warren, along with Senator Mike Braun of Indiana, expressed concerns about vertically-integrated healthcare companies potentially increasing prescription drug costs and evading federal regulations.

According to reports from Fox News, the bipartisan letter highlighted issues with the nation’s largest health insurers allegedly bypassing Obamacare’s medical loss ratio (MLR). According to Warren, these insurers, through vertical integration, have manipulated the system, leading to “sky-high prescription drug costs and excessive corporate profits.”

The senators detailed how conglomerates, like UnitedHealth Group, with ownership across various healthcare sectors, could inflate medical payments to pharmacies and, by realizing those payments on the pharmacy side, appear to comply with MLR requirements while retaining more profits.

Moreover, despite the Democrats’ argument that the MLR would benefit patients, it has incentivized insurers to merge with or acquire pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), retail and specialty pharmacies, and healthcare providers. This, in turn, has made healthcare spending less transparent, as insurers can allegedly shift profits to their affiliates by increasing reimbursements.

Warren, who has consistently voted against Obamacare repeal efforts, notably advocated for a “Medicare for All” proposal during her 2020 presidential campaign. Despite her prior support for the healthcare law, Warren’s recent concerns about its unintended consequences have raised questions about the long-term effects of Obamacare and its impact on the healthcare industry.

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