GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, the current U.S. Representative from Florida, may find himself in a much better position than his far-left opponent. He is already enjoying endorsements of President Donald Trump, Fox News’ Sean Hannity, and radio host Mark Levin, a former chief of staff for Attorney General Ed Meese.
However, Congressman DeSantis may find himself having an addition political advantage thanks to an agency that just recently appears to have awakened to government corruption in the Democratic Party.
Far-left Mayor Andrew Gillum of Tallahassee, Florida, seems to have poked the Democratic Party’s victory balloons with news that the mayor’s administration is in the crosshairs of a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) corruption probe.
The FBI agents and forensic accountants reportedly initiated a criminal investigation into what they believe is serious government corruption within that Democratic Party stronghold.
While the Democratic Party moves further and further to the left, they believed Gillum is the person to retake the State House after a number of Republican governors. Although the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office haven’t named Gillum in any of the subpoenas issued by a federal judge, the contents of known search warrants, or other supporting documents from the case are said to indicate that so far indicate that Gillum is only under suspicion.
In June 2018, Gillum admitted that the FBI’s criminal investigation covers city government employees, especially upper-echelon members of the city’s management team who are allegedly involved.
Sources in Florida say that the alleged “pay-to-play” by City Commissioner and former Mayor Scott Maddox is implicated as the start of Maddox’s scheme and it involves his close friend Paige-Carter Smith who runs the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).
The FBI is apparently investigating Gillum’s role in the acceptance of bribes. During 2017, when visiting New York City and meeting with fellow-Democrat mayor, Bill de Blasio, FBI agents posing as “high-rollers” who were interested in doing business with the Florida Democrat, offered Gillum tickets to Mets baseball games and Broadway shows.
While the federal law enforcement officials continue to probe the Democrats in Tallahassee, They said refused to tell reporters whether of not Gillum took the bribes. As expected, Gillum has remained silent about the widespread corruption occurring on his watch. He joins other Democratic Party officeholders such as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; New York Governor Andrew Cuomo; and other state and city leaders.
DeSantis: An Officer and a Gentleman
A native of Florida, Congressman DeSantis worked his way through Yale University, where he graduated with honors and served as captain of the varsity baseball team. Following his obtainment his undergraduate from Yale University, he graduated with honors from Harvard Law School.
While at Harvard, he was given a commission in the US Navy as a Judge Advocate General JAG officer. During his active duty service he supported operations at the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and deployed to Iraq as an adviser to a US Navy SEAL commander in support of the SEAL mission in Fallujah, Ramadi and the rest of Al Anbar province.
His military decorations include the bronze star medal for meritorious service and the Iraq campaign medal. He has also served as a federal and military prosecutor.
He is married to Casey DeSantis, an Emmy award winning television host. They have a daughter Madison and a son Mason.