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FBI raids San Juan city offices weeks after Trump alleges corruption

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posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 06:09 PM

originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: amazing

Do you not like Puerto Ricans or something? The government was investigated for not giving its people the supplies that were sent for them. It's almost as if you and SillyOlGirl would rather see PR continue to get away with effing her people all because you can't accept it when Trump does the right thing.

I never bought Trump up. This has nothing to do with Trump.

posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 07:11 PM
Why does everyone keep talking about PR being a state? If they like the US, they have probably moved here already. Maybe they do want to be a state. Who cares? Honduras and Guatemala probably want to be US states too. Along with half of Mexico. Cut 'em loose! If they won't vote for independence, sell the island to Venezuela. We bought the Louisiana Purchase, we bought Alaska, we can sell Puerto Rico. We don't need them as a state. They don't speak English. They are only a tiny island. They don't deserve to be a state.

The only thing they have to offer is that the people can be friendly, decent folk and the beaches are nice. It's not enough. Almost all of those islands are like that. They need to be independent.

posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 07:52 PM
a reply to: BestinShow

Yo, Im no trump supporter but I wasnt for the left either. The island has its problems but there are many good people here who also have huge distrust towards the government. Just so you know, freemasons run the place. I should know, i live here and the things i know and seen. Just saying. not all of us are what you think we are.

And just so you know, the U,S stole this land from spain after a false flag of a sinking of a U.S ship. They used that excuse to go to war against spain and claim this land as their own.

As for the fbi raids, the locals (the very people you criticize) were helping expose that corruption.
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posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 08:05 PM

originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Butterfinger

Amazing knows better and will decide for the people what is best for them.

Sounds like a Democrat.

posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 09:11 PM
a reply to: underwerks no he is sending them after corrupt individuals who withheld aid to people of Puerto Rico as a way of making the administration look inept. I remember when she was interviewed saying that the US gov and fema had not shown up to help while standing in a stadium surrounded by pallets of water and other supplies from fema and the red cross. These morons need to be send to the worst prison we can find.

posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 06:51 AM
a reply to: BestinShow
Good idea!! Then they can become mega socialists. Maoists!! Or Marxism on steroids. Would serve them right.

posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 12:30 PM
FBI raids San Juan city offices weeks after Trump alleges corruption


Remember this?

Here are the craziest terms of the $300 million government contract given to a tiny electrical firm in a Trump cabinet secretary's hometown

A $300 million government contract awarded to Whitefish Energy was revealed Friday.
•It had some eyebrow-raising terms and conditions.
•The company is tasked with rebuilding some of Puerto Rico's power grid. It is located in the same small Montana town that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is from, leading to some questioning if he had any involvement.

Good to see the FBI digging into the corruption.

It will be enlightening to see what they find.
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posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 12:33 PM

originally posted by: proteus33
a reply to: underwerks no he is sending them after corrupt individuals who withheld aid to people of Puerto Rico as a way of making the administration look inept.

The administration is inept, Trump needs no help playing the part.

Aid was withheld because the Trump Administration steered a 300M dollar contract to a couple friends of his Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that had no experience or staff.

Good to see the FBI on the case.

posted on Oct, 18 2018 @ 01:29 PM
a reply to: soberbacchus

Puerto Rico's electric company moved Sunday to cancel a $300 million contract with a small Montana firm for repairs to the territory's hurricane-ravaged electrical grid, saying controversy surrounding the agreement was distracting from the effort to restore power.

Puerto Rico moves to cancel contract with Whitefish Energy to repair electric grid


The documents showed that Puerto Rico’s electric company disregarded its own lawyers’ advice when it signed the contract. The agreement offered so few protections that it allowed some workers to bill for “nearly every waking hour” they were on the island, according to the House panel investigating the deal.


Prepa’s lawyers had recommendations on everything from how the contract could be terminated to how the rates should be set. But the guidance was not followed — and the final provisions agreed to were tilted in the Whitefish’s favor, the records show. Even Prepa’s own risk management officer had balked, because he was never offered the opportunity to evaluate the terms, nor did the office receive proof of insurance.

After Doomed Whitefish Deal, Puerto Rico Asks Congress for $94 Billion


FEMA Region 9 Deputy Administrator Ahsha Tribble praised Whitefish Energy’s work in Puerto Rico during a Puerto Rico Financial Oversight and Management Board meeting in New York on Feb. 1, according to video obtained by the Miami Herald.

“Without getting kicked from my attorney, Whitefish was there early,” Tribble said. “They did a good job. They took a risk and that risk is still being weighed.”


“While a number of federal agencies and other contractors eventually joined in the power restoration effort, Whitefish Energy and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority [PREPA] were initially the only parties on the ground making repairs,” Whitefish said in a statement after its work in Puerto Rico finished in November. “Over the course of two months, Whitefish Energy brought more than 550 crew members and 600 pieces of heavy equipment to the island, overcoming early logistics and transportation challenges to get both manpower and support services to Puerto Rico.”

More than 400,000 Puerto Ricans still don’t have power, according to government status reports. The U.S. Senate agreed to spend $2 billion to repair Puerto Rico’s power grid as part of a budget deal on Wednesday, though the sum falls far short of the $17.8 billion requested by Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to rebuild the grid.

“We’re still learning what needs to be done,” Tribble said.

A top FEMA official says Whitefish Energy ‘did a good job’ in Puerto Rico


PREPA has also hired crews that will work independently of the corps to make emergency fixes.

The main one is Whitefish Energy, a small Montana company that was acquired two years ago by COMTRAFO Brazil, a maker of electrical transformers. Whitefish entered PREPA's orbit during the interval between Irma and Maria, the two hurricanes that lashed Puerto Rico this season. Ramos said that it put out a request for repairs to its transmission lines after Irma and that Whitefish was one of only two mainland companies that responded.

Before the contract with Whitefish could be activated, Maria struck and cut off PREPA's communications with the outside world, according to Ramos. PREPA also lost contact with APPA immediately following the hurricane, he said, which was a factor in the decision not to request assistance under the APPA mutual aid program.

"If we wouldn't have lost communications the day after Maria, I would have called mutual aid, and I would have contracted Whitefish as well," said Ramos, who said the island's devastated communication system meant he had no access to email until Friday, almost two weeks after the storm. That explanation adds a confusing element to PREPA's dire situation: If communications had not failed, would PREPA have proceeded to seek mainland utilities' help notwithstanding demands for the upfront payments he described?

Cash crunch slowed Puerto Rico's appeal for grid help, CEO says

So it seems as though PREPA had a previous relationship with Whitefish hat was in place before hurricane Maria hit.

People on the ground in the affected area are the ones who made the call to Whitefish.

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