Freshman Dem who ripped FBI whistleblowers for accepting charity is making suspicious stock trades

The hypocrisy of politicians knows no limits, especially when large sums of money are involved.

Last week, Rep. Dan Goldman (D-N.Y.) made headlines during a U.S. House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government hearing when he blasted FBI whistleblowers for accepting financial help from former Trump official Kash Patel’s non-profit organization, Fight With Kash.

Both FBI special agent Garret O’Boyle and former FBI special agent Steve Friend admitted that they had received “donations” from Patel.

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“Are you a charitable organization?” the freshman lawmaker grilled Friend.

“I was an unpaid, indefinitely suspended man trying to feed his family,” Friend replied. “And he’s reached out to me and said he wanted to give me a donation.”

It was meant to be a “gotcha” moment that spoke to the whistleblower’s “credibility.”

But now it is Goldman’s credibility that is on the line.

As Goldman was trying to throw shade on Friend and O’Boyle, he was reportedly filing a staggering $9.65 million in stock trades, according to the popular Twitter account, the “Nancy Pelosi Stock Trader,” whose goal it is to get members of Congress “banned from trading stocks.”

Citing data from Unusual Whales, the Pelosi Tracker reported, “In the last week, Four members of congress filed over $12 million dollars worth of trades.”

Listed were Reps. Dan Goldman: $9,650,000; Kathy Manning (D-N.C.): $890,000; Scott Franklin (R-Fla.): $420,000; and Lois Frankel (D-Fla.): $136,000

The Pelosi Tracker revealed that Goldman, who sits on the House Accountability Committee, reportedly bought $100,000 each of Accenture, Bristol Myers Squibb, Crown Castle, CVS Health, and Dollar General.

As the account pointed out, “The yearly salary of a politician” is just $174,000.

Friend, himself, retweeted the thread.

“Last week @RepDanGoldman attacked @FBI whistleblowers for accepting charity after indefinitely losing their paychecks,” he wrote on Wednesday. “The whistleblowers received the funds to support their families at Christmas time.”

This issue of stock trading among members of Congress was enough for Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) to form an unlikely alliance with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) earlier this month.

Though on opposite ends of the political spectrum, the duo joined forces with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to push legislation that would restrict members of Congress from owning or trading stocks.

The bill includes a “Pelosi Provision,” which, according to Gaetz, “does not allow spouses to trade on behalf of their family members.”

Speaking to Fox News’s Jesse Watters, Gaetz stressed the “788 million dollars worth of securities traded by members of Congress last year,” and specifically named Rep. Frankel.

“About one in every four members of Congress is doing this, and it’s not exactly like I’m elected with a bunch of Gordon Gekkos and Bobby Axelrods,” he said. “Take Lois Frankel, who you just mentioned. She’s been a lawmaker since I was five years old, and I’m supposed to believe that all of a sudden she’s making moves like she’s Warren Buffett? This congressional stock trading has all of the fairness of a Lia Thomas swimming competition, and I think we should put an end to it.”



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