There is an interesting Yahoo News article out today on Kamala Harris.
It suggests that as the AG in California, she let the company Herbalife off the hook after getting some donations from lobbyists assocatied with the company.
At a rally in late January in her native Oakland, Calif., U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris announced her intention to seek the presidential nomination by casting herself as a tireless advocate of men and women who lack power and wealth. The former attorney general of California — who since 2017 has been the state’s junior senator — described her first appearance in the courtroom, as a young San Francisco district attorney. “I knew I wanted to protect people,” Harris told the crowd of 20,000. “And I knew that the people in our society who are most often targeted by predators are also most often the voiceless and vulnerable.”
But as the attorney general of the nation’s largest state — and therefore one of the most powerful law enforcement officials in the nation — Harris declined to investigate Herbalife, the nutritional supplement company that has been accused of fraudulent marketing practices. Documents exclusively obtained by Yahoo News show that in 2015, prosecutors in the San Diego office of the California attorney general sent Harris a lengthy memorandum that argued for an investigation into Herbalife and requested resources in order to undertake such an investigation. Similar investigations into Herbalife were already taking place elsewhere.
Notice how the National Correspondent for Yahoo News begins the article, noting how she claims to be for the people. He’s clearly going for blood here.
And this is where it gets interesting:
About three weeks after the San Diego letter was sent, Harris received the first of three donations to her campaign for the U.S. Senate from Heather Podesta, the powerful Washington lobbyist whose ex-husband Tony’s firm, then called the Podesta Group, had worked for Herbalife since 2013. Heather Podesta’s own lobbying firm, Heather Podesta and Partners, would soon be hired by Herbalife, too.
Harris did not pursue an investigation, even as the Federal Trade Commission proceeded with an investigation of its own, which had been opened the previous March and which suggested that sufficient grounds for such scrutiny did exist. In fact, the San Diego letter had meticulously laid out those grounds, pointing out that Herbalife presented itself to the public as a lawful enterprise, but that it could nevertheless be “engaged in less obvious conduct” that potentially harmed both Herbalife distributors and Herbalife customers. Allegations of such conduct, by 2015, had become commonplace in media reports.
Harris never gave a reason for declining to investigate Herbalife, but the decision stands in contrast to her oft-expressed promise to fight for ordinary Americans for whom the 21st century economy seems to hold little promise. Those are the very same Americans, critics say, that Herbalife recruited — and exploited.
The donations, in case you were wondering, are listed below:
The article continues and you can read it here.
But I want you to contrast this with how Kamala Harris used all the resources at her disposal as California’s AG to prosecute David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt for exposing Planned Parenthood’s selling of baby parts.
Not only that, but she used the courts to try and prevent Daleiden’s other videos from seeing the light of day, falsely claiming they were heavily edited, even though it was later proven that they were not.
Harris is nothing more than a radical Democrat who tells people what they want to hear in order to get elected. There’s a lot of that going around these days and she’s clearly not immune to it. And it looks like Yahoo News may have caught her red-handed.