For some reason most people have never even heard of the infamous Cisneros family that are media moguls in control of Venezuela. They helped to get Chavez and his follow-up Maduro into power of Venezuela, while being publicly "exposed" as their enemy.
The Cisneros clan is associated with Bush, Clinton and ... Cuomo: viewtopic.php?p=69626#p69626
In 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo selected Henry Cisneros for his board to advise on keeping New York locked down...
Henry Cisneros was Bill Clinton's secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Cisneros arranged that Andrew Cuomo became his assistant secretary.
Henry Cisneros had been an associate of Andrew's father Mario Cuomo, who has also been New York governor, and a nice sport in the Clinton administration for Andrew Cuomo.
After Henry Cisneros had to resign over lying to the FBI about paying his mistress, Andrew became secretary of the HUD (from 1997 to 2001).
Henry Cisneros was already introduced to Bill and Hillary Clinton, before Bill became governor of Arkansas: https://millercenter.org/the-presidency ... al-history
HUD secretaries have used their position to enrich themselves and/or give special benefits to their backers.
Henry Cisneros served as Bill Clinton's HUD secretary from 1993 to 1997, where he organised "standing up for communities" rallies, financed by the taxpayer, to lobby against Republican budget cuts. More importantly Cisneros set up "liberalised lending standards" that made it possible for relatively poor people to "buy" a house. This fueled the housing bubble that was later popped leading to the 2008 crisis.
In 2000, Cisneros formed a housing development company with KB Homes, and became a KB director. In 2001, Cisneros joined the board of Countrywide Financial, Fannie Mae's biggest client.
Countrywide Financial played a starring role in the subprime lending scandals of recent years. Countrywide and KB took full advantage of the liberalised organised by Cisneros's HUD. In addition to his salary as KB director, Cisneros's company received a cool $1.24 million in consulting fees from KB in 2002.
Andrew Cuomo as Cisneros' assistant, doubled the number of top-level staff members under him, and in one year spent almost a $1 million on travel.
Cuomo got criticised in audit reports by HUD 's inspector general Susan Gaffney. One audit suggested that HUD politically manipulated the selection of cities as "empowerment zones" in a billion-dollar program.
Gaffney became the victim of a smear campaign by Cuomo's staff, including "cooked-up charges of racism, insubordination, malfeasance, and general dirty-dealing" to force her out: https://www.downsizinggovernment.org/hud/scandals
On average, the federal government spent $55,000 a year for a woman and 1.8 children to live in HUD-subsidized private housing in high-cost areas. HUD was spending $150-250,000 per unit to build Hope VI public housing while HUD-foreclosed homes could be bought and fixed up for $50,000 a block away.
Large corporations were paid $35-150 dollars an hour for work that people who lived in those neighbourhoods could be trained to do.
The federal government spent more to fund the HUD-housed per poor person than the annual average income of the American taxpayer: https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/ ... -cuomo.htm
On 28 January 2013, 2 corporations that share their address with Extell Financial Services, which is part of Extell Development Co., each contributed $50,000 to Andrew Cuomo’s campaign.
That appears to be in reward for the housing bill that was passed by the Assembly the very same day that contained hefty tax breaks for 5 developers, including Extell. Cuomo signed the legislation 2 days later.
Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa called it “beyond reckless” to suggest "any connection" between these donations and the actions of governor Cuomo. DeRosa said the Extell checks were written on 14 January for a fund-raiser held a week earlier that raised more than $3 million: https://archive.is/Zlqgu
In July 2013, Governor Cuomo created quite a media hysteria by launching the Moreland Commission that would run for 18 months to investigate violations of campaign finance laws to restore "public trust" in the New York state government.
Cuomo compromised the commission’s work, objecting whenever the commission focused on groups with ties to Cuomo. The governor’s office demanded control over the letters sent, and dictating which subpoenas could or couldn't be issued.
When that didn't work, Cuomo quietely disbanded the commission after only 9 months. Cuomo explained how wrong the commission was to investigate his cronies:
That would be funny if it wasn't so horrible...A commission appointed by and staffed by the executive cannot investigate the executive. It is a pure conflict of interest and would not pass the laugh test.
The commission wanted to report on email correspondence from major New York City builder Extell Development, about a coming fund-raiser for Cuomo.
The email discussed a "perfectly legal sidestepping of campaign-donation limits": funneling money through a series of limited-liability companies.
When the commission subpoenaed media firm Buying Time, this was blatantly halted. Because Cuomo was by far Buying Time’s biggest client in New York, spending some $20 million on ads since 2002.
Cuomo’s most senior aide Lawrence S. Schwartz ordered one of the commission’s 3 co-chairs, William J. Fitzpatrick, to withdraw the subpoena:
.This is wrong.
Pull it back.
Another subpoena that the commission would send to the Real Estate Board of New York was stopped.
As the trade group has generously supported Cuomo...
Adviser to the commission, Barbara Bartoletti commented:
https://archive.is/djNHbThe thing that bothered me the most is we were created with all this fanfare and the governor was going to clean up Albany. And it became purely a vehicle for the governor to get legislation. Another notch for his re-election campaign. That was it.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, demanded to get the commission's scrapped probes, which included hundreds of emails, subpoenas and internal documents so he could continue the investigation.
This led to the indictments and convictions of those politicians with whom Cuomo had supposedly cleaned up Albany’s act — Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
The Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office — then run by Geoffrey Berman — convicted Joe Percoco, who was once Governor Cuomo's top aide, for taking $315,000 in kickbacks to award 2 lucrative contracts from the Buffalo Billion economic-development initiative to firms that were also major Cuomo donors: https://archive.is/Fc8lC
In May 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (as corrupt as they come) signed legislation to shield executives of hospitals and nursing homes from medical malpractise lawsuits, less than 2 years after he got a flood of cash from the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA).
It has been established that this type of legislation leads to more deaths in health care facilities.
One of the lobby firms for GNYHA is Bolton-St Johns, which gave Cuomo’s campaign $40,000 in 2018.
Bolton-St Johns employs Giorgio DeRosa, Joseph DeRosa, and Jessica Davos – father, brother and sister of Cuomo’s secretary, Melissa DeRosa: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... s-immunity
Andrew's lawyer father Mario Cuomo for the law firm of Comer, Weisbrod, Froeb and Charles represented Donald's daddy Fred Trump.
After Mario Cuomo became governor of New York, he was courted by Donald Trump, who surrounded himself with Andrew Cuomo, Mario’s lawyers, aides, and even his bodyguard.
In 1989. Donald Trump was Mario Cuomo’s biggest corporate giver with $25,000.
After Mario Cuomo's election victory, his law firm was renamed as Weiss, Blutrich, Falcone & Miller. Andrew joined the Cuomo administration as a $1-a-year special assistant.
In 1982, Andrew Cuomo begun dating Falcone and worked closely with her.
A few days after Donald Trump met Mario Cuomo, he hired Lucille Falcone’s little law firm.
Shortly after Donald hired the law firm, 25-year-old Andrew became the young firm’s youngest partner: https://archive.is/xqh7m
Be very afraid when psychopaths like Cuomo and Clinton don't even have to hide their evil plans...
In the following video, uploaded on 23 April 2020, former US president Bill Clinton and governor of New York Andrew Cuomo talk about a surveillance system "army" to test the entire population and check all their contacts.
Bill Clinton talks about the need to isolate those that need to be isolated.
Cuomo says at 14:30:
.We need tracing agents in the hundreds and hundreds of people, right. You take the test and then you trace back all their contacts. This has never been done before on this scale before.
This is an army of tracers, they're basically investigators who will check everyone's contacts.
Bill Clinton agrees on the need for "contact tracing", until 16:30.
Then on 19:58 Clinton talks about "try to create one for the next time"!
Create a mass surveillance army for the next "pandemic"...
Cuomo ends the video to talk about the dangers of "climate change" for the next generation.
Of course in reality psychopaths (like Clinton and Cuomo) in powerful positions are the real threat to all of us.