Published on October 27, 2020 by Benjamin J. Montoya

Harper, 2020 | 368 pages

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By Benjamin J. Montoya


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About the Author

Peter Schweizer is the president of the Government Accountability Institute and the former William J. Casey Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a number one New York Times bestselling author whose books have been translated into eleven languages.



We have probably all heard stories about “corrupt politicians” in Washington and elsewhere who abuse their political power for personal gain. Although we may not have had proof of it when we heard that, we certainly have proof of it in Peter Schweizer’s new book Profiles in Corruption. This book presents a case of investigative journalism at its finest.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1  The Crannied Wall
Chapter 2  Kamala Harris
Chapter 3  Joe Biden
Chapter 4  Cory Booker
Chapter 5  Elizabeth Warren
Chapter 6  Sherrod Brown
Chapter 7  Bernie Sanders
Chapter 8  Amy Klobuchar
Chapter 9  Eric Garcetti
Chapter 10  Conclusion




Chapter 1: The Crannied Wall

When politicians want to do something wrong, do they do so openly and publicly, declaring their actions? Of course not. That would not help their cause. When they want more power, do they propose the appropriate legislation that would legitimately give them that power? Of course not. Here is an example that Schweizer provides us with,

Hillary Clinton’s first year as secretary of state coincided with the foundation raising $249 million; in 2017, the year after her loss, it managed to raise only $38.4 million. Anyone who does not see the connection between the Clintons’ official government power and their ability to raise money overseas is clearly not paying attention.

There are certain key profiles of corrupt leaders who seek to abuse America’s power for the sake of spreading their progressive agenda. They want the people of America to give them more power than the government has ever had to advance their political ideals. They essentially want a very different America.

Now, to be clear, there are people on both sides of the political divide that do not seek to abuse power, want what is best for the country, etc. But the people covered in this book do not fall into that category. They seek to corrupt the power they have, make legislation so that they will secure certain donors, and they bend the laws when they need to help cover up the illegal activity of their political friends and family.

Progressives also have a clear enemy. It is, of course, Donald Trump. They hate everything he stands for. Their attitude towards him has created a kind of Trump Vortex wherein the media focuses solely on his actions without giving attention to what any other political figure is doing.


Chapter 2: Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris was attorney general under President Barack Obama. He spoke very highly of her. Others have referred to her as the woman version of Obama. What has her on this list of profiles in corruption?

Before she became attorney general, she had gotten a record of overlooking or not taking on cases or not even pursuing cases wherein sexual molestation had occurred. She especially turned away from cases related to the Roman Catholic Church. Even when the evidence was firm, she would not prosecute it. Guess what happened to her as a result? The Roman Catholic Church began giving her donations. Surprised? You should not be. But what is surprising is that she used to be a sexual crimes prosecutor early in her career, but later in her career, for political reasons, she moved away from that. Instead of prosecuting Catholic priests for molesting children, she refused to do it.

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