STUNNING NEW DETAILS ABOUT MIKE DEWINE AND THE FIRSTENERGY CORRUPTION SCANDAL
Donald Trump 2020 Campaign Manager and 2016 Digital Director Brad Parscale tweeted:
“Bankrupt and struggling for survival, FirstEnergy Solutions donated $500,000 to the Republican Governors Association in October 2018 as part of political strategy recommended by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, a powerful law firm with offices around the world.
“But the contribution – designed to help Republican Mike DeWine – didn't get prior approval from the federal bankruptcy court.”
“Still, FirstEnergy and FirstEnergy Solutions, which is now called Energy Harbor, have not provided a full disclosure of how much money it pumped into Ohio politics via dark money groups.”
Jim Renacci has continued to seek answers on how much dirty money DeWine has received from FirstEnergy and called for the Ohio Attorney General to investigate. In an op-ed for the Columbus Dispatch, Renacci wrote:
“Ohioans are fed up with these pay-to-play scandals. And it is long past time that DeWine came clean about his involvement with them. Step one is for him to return these apparently tainted donations.”
FLASHBACK: From NPR:
“FirstEnergy Corp. has agreed to pay a $230 million fine for its central role in a bribery scheme — the goal of which was to get legislation passed that included a $1 billion bailout for two of its power plants in Ohio.
“Federal prosecutors charged FirstEnergy, based in Akron, Ohio, with conspiring to commit honest services wire fraud.”