Just when you thought it could not get any worse...
Unfortunately, the political firestorm surrounding the death of Sgt. Johnson continues to burn. However, the burning fire is due, and part, to John Kelly taking political potshots at Congresswoman Wilson. One of those potshots is apparently false supporting our previous post by our publisher that John Kelly is a political shield for the president. If this proves true, John Kelly's integrity may be no better than the Donald Trump.
"As part of a larger attempt to paint Wilson as a political showboat, Kelly alleged that Wilson had taken credit for securing the federal funding for the construction of a new FBI building in Miramar, Florida. Kelly was present at the 2015 ceremony dedicating the building in his capacity as head of the U.S. military’s Southern Command.
“A congresswoman stood up, and in a long tradition of empty barrels making the most noise, stood up there in all of that and talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building, and how she took care of her constituents because she got the money, and she just called up President Obama, and on that phone call, he gave the money, the $20 million, to build the building, and she sat down,” Kelly said.
Here too, Kelly was either gravely mistaken or deliberately lying.
The legislation allotting the federal funds for the creation of the building passed Congress in 2010, shortly before Wilson began her first term in office, McClatchy reported on Friday.
Instead, Wilson drew praise at the ceremony from Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.) and then-FBI director James Comey for pushing through legislation naming the buildings after two deceased FBI agents.
Wilson during her ceremony speech took credit for ensuring that the buildings were named after the agents, but not for securing the funding, according to a video of the event obtained by the Sun-Sentinel." As reported by the Huffington Post.
As we learn more things become more disturbing.