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Much like President Joe Biden, whose son Hunter’s exploits have posed a grand conflict of interest, it appears that Vice President Kamala Harris has her own familial conflicts of interest, albeit not with her son — since she doesn’t have a son.
But Harris does have a niece, Meena Harris, who’s an outspoken left-wing activist and children’s book author with a history of using her aunt’s name to earn a profit.
“The 36-year-old’s new book, ‘Ambitious Girl,’ about how women are often smeared for their ambition, is the No. 1 New York Times bestseller this week among children’s picture books. Her other book, ‘Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea,’ is No. 4,” Politico reported Friday.
“The book doesn’t violate the White House’s policies because she published it before Kamala became vice president, they say. It’s not clear if Meena continuing to accept royalties on the book is permitted, however. Asked if she is still accepting royalties, Meena did not comment.”
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— HarperCollins (@HarperCollins) August 29, 2020
Meena has also benefited from her ties to President Joe Biden.
“Last August, after Biden picked Kamala, Meena pushed the Biden team to sell a shirt in the campaign store that she designed with fellow influencer Cleo Wade. The shirt was emblazoned, ‘The First But Not The Last,’ alongside a picture of a young Kamala,” Politico noted.
Biden’s campaign predictably “acquiesced” to Meena’s request, thus providing her with a perfect Hunter Biden-equivalent opportunity to raise her profile.
To Biden’s credit, his campaign removed Meena’s name from the page several weeks later.
“For appearance sake, Meena’s name was removed because we didn’t want to make it seem or appear that she would be benefiting or profiting from the campaign,” a White House official told Politico.
The official further claimed that neither Meena nor Wade collected a dollar of profit from the shirt’s sales.
Harris’s niece also boasts her own celebrity-endorsed clothing line, Phenomenal, as well as a production company she co-founded after the 2020 election. And of course she’s a “paid speaker” just like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
In a statement to Politico, Harris’s spokesperson vowed that she and her family “will uphold the highest ethical standards” going forward now that she’s in office. Yet that doesn’t appear to actually be happening.
“When [Meena] traveled to the inauguration, she flew on a private plane and posted about the trip on her Instagram stories. … The White House acknowledged that Meena flew on a plane owned by a donor to Biden’s inaugural committee. The Biden team declined to say who the plane belonged to,” Politico noted.
“Meena’s latest venture — Phenomenal Productions — is raising more questions. Meena announced she was starting the production company with Brad Jenkins, a former Obama White House staffer, weeks after the election. One of her first projects was a two-minute video featuring clips of her aunt, which debuted the day before Inauguration Day.”
She reportedly produced the Inauguration Day video with the help of a nonprofit, the Supermajority Education Fund, that’s reportedly “allied” with a super PAC, Supermajority, that “spent more than $1 million running ads backing Biden and opposing President Donald Trump last year.”
Phenomenal Productions also produced a video last month touting the fake news that the Biden White House communications team would be led solely by women:
The Biden White House reportedly believes her habit of “leveraging her relationship with her aunt” could present a conflict of interest equivalent to the one that continues to haunt the president.
Biden’s eldest son, Hunter, is infamous for having leveraged the connections of his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, to secure large sums of profit.
Incidentally, it appears that Harris’s own stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff, may be on the exact same path.
Emhoff was a relatively obscure Parsons School of Design student until Inauguration Day, when the left-wing media began running puff pieces about her art/fashion sense. A week later, she suddenly secured a high-profile modeling gig seemingly out of nowhere:
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 31, 2021
The announcement provoked an outcry of backlash from critics who felt she wasn’t exactly qualified for the job — and that perhaps she’s acquired the gig solely because of her familial connections.
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