Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents have sized a massive truckload of financial records from a large Philadelphia-area labor union which supports Hillary Clinton.
As the video shows (below) the entire raid was conducted in front of their large “Hillary for President” campaign sign for the 2016 presidential election.
It appears the suspects in question have close ties to Hillary Clinton:
Video of the raid posted to YouTube shows FBI agents carrying the boxes from the front door of the union hall, right below a huge “Hillary for President” sign. The national IBEW union endorsed Clinton’s presidential bid in June.
According to NBC Philadelphia’s report, the raids also targeted “two rowhouses, a pub, … and the political offices of a City Councilman.”
A common link for all the search sites became clear immediately: the city’s most influential labor union, IBEW Local 98, and its powerful leader known by the moniker Johnny Doc.
The FBI confirmed by mid-morning that the searches and subsequent seizures of enough boxes to fill an actual rental truck were part of an “ongoing investigation,” apparently into the Philadelphia local for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
John Dougherty, who played a major role in getting Mayor Jim Kenney elected last year and at the same time helped his brother Kevin win a seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, paced outside his home as agents searched inside.
Dougherty and Kenney both attended “a very private meeting with Secretary Clinton” in April, Dougherty said in a statement at the time.
“We talked with Ms. Clinton for 20 minutes about her support of Pre-Apprenticeship Programs, diversity in the workforce, and Project Labor Agreements,” he revealed. “It was a quick but great meeting and we appreciated Secretary Clinton’s time and attention to our issues.”
NEW: Many boxes removed from IBEW Union Hall were labeled "investments," "payroll," and "taxes" @NBCPhiladelphia
— George Spencer (@georgehspencer) August 5, 2016
The union spent roughly $80,000 hosting events in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention (DNC), where Dougherty was spotted lobbying top-DNC officials on behalf of his union’s legislative agenda.
During the convention, the DNC promised to use union labor for the convention, and in return the union pledged not to strike or conduct work stoppages.
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