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Obama’s ‘Florida Son’ gets 21 indictment, makes history

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Obama’s ‘Florida Son’ gets 21 indictment, makes history

Four years ago, Barack Obama featured Andrew Gillum as a model and ‘Florida Son’, stating: “Andrew has lived the American dream. And if you give him your vote, he will fight to make sure every child in Florida has the same chance”. But now? Gillum continues living out Obama’s dream by being indicted on 21 charges stemming from an FBI investigation dating back to 2016. The investigation was known when Obama and the Democrats decided to “make history” and champion him to run Florida.

Andrew Gillum has lived the American dream of being found naked and confused in a hotel room full of prescription pills and vomit along with two other men, one of whom was a porn star who had a profile on Rent.Men, before assuring voters that he had not been using meth.

Obama praised Andrew Gillum by stating, “the character of our country is on the ballot”. Yes, he was not lying. This is the character of majority of the Democrats as the Gillum indictment lays out how the former mayor and aspiring governor and his allies moved money through a variety of non-profits and PACs including the National Black Justice Coalition.

The National Black Justice Coalition describes itself as “America’s leading national civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of black lesbian, gay, bisexual” and, transgenders. It also boasts of having “enlisted the leadership and partnership of Andrew Gillum to help build the strategy and blueprint for this network, at every level” as part of its “Good Trouble Network”.

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The indictment also accuses Sharon Lettman-Hicks, the CEO of NBJC, of diverting US$50,000 for Gillum’s use. The NBJC has intersected with the Soros network, it’s signed any number of letters, petitions, and activist agendas alongside top lefty organizations. And it’s been funded by the Kresge Foundation, the Haas foundation, and the Tzedek Social Justice Fund among many others.

In his legal battle, Andrew Gillum is being represented by Marc Elias, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign general counsel, a rumored key Russiagate figure, Kamala’s general counsel and Biden’s go-to-lawyer for the 2020 election. Elias is not the guy who represents you when you’ve become a complete disgrace and the Democrats want nothing more to do with you. Gillum’s lawyer shows that the hand of the party still rests benevolently on the head of its former favorite ‘Florida Son’.

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“We look forward to putting this case to rest and giving Andrew and his family peace of mind once and for all”, Elias claimed. The top Democrat lawyer failed to clarify which family considering that Gillum claimed that he was bisexual in the wake of the hotel incident.

By claiming that he “identifies as bisexual”, Gillum made history all over again and spurred a range of favorable publicity along with mentions of the National Black Justice Coalition.

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In 2019, Gillum handed a giant US$100,000 check to the chair of the Florida Democratic Party from his PAC Forward Florida Action. Then it turned out that giant checks can’t be cashed and the money didn’t exist. The indictment mentions that Forward Florida, a related group, played a role in what the indictment describes as Gillum and Hicks having “defrauded Individual F of US$150,000 of his US$250,000 contribution”. Elias’ defense in this regard may prove instructive.

Democrats have not abandoned Gillum throughout his downward luge slide through politics. “Will America Accept Andrew Gillum?” Slate asked a few years ago after he came out as bisexual. “Don’t write him off yet”.

Sohail Choudhury is the Executive Editor of Blitz

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