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FBI Arrests Four Toledo City Council Democrats on Bribery Charges


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Oh how the mighty have fallen!

We hear constantly in the media how “corrupt” Donald Trump is.

Democrats even impeached him over ridiculous charges that he was corrupt.

Well, it looks like the only ones guilty of bribery and corruption are the Democrats themselves!

Newsweek details how four Democrats from the Toledo, Ohio city council were charged with bribery:

Toledo City Council President Matt Cherry and Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz have both called for the resignation of four city council members recently charged with corruption in federal court. The four members make up one-third of the 12-person council.

On Tuesday, Democratic City Council members Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Larry Sykes and Gary Johnson were all arrested on Tuesday and charged with accepting bribes for official acts and extortion. Each stands accused of soliciting bribes in exchange for special permits and waivers benefitting local businesses and individuals.

Each accused council member showed up to a hearing in U.S. District Court on Tuesday and was subsequently released on a $50,000 bond.

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Despite the charges, city rules allow the four council members to attend meetings and vote on ordinances. However, Kapszukiewicz has encouraged all four to resign.

“Government relies on trust. Government relies on the consent of the governed, and when there has been a breach of public trust, and when the consent of the governed is gone, then good government can’t happen. It’s just that simple,” Kapszukiewicz said.

Kapszukiewicz added that the accused councilmembers are innocent until proven guilty and deserve a fair trial.

That’s the Democrats for you!

Check out responses on Twitter to the arrest of the Dems:

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