June 30, 2009, - 2:48 pm
What Did John Conyers Know & When?: Far-Left Congressman Illegally Intervened for Wife’s Secret Business Interest
By Debbie Schlussel
Last week, I told you about the guilty plea of Monica Conyers–now ex-Detroit City Councilwoman and wife of far-left Democrat Congressman John Conyers. In Federal Court, Conyers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery, and yesterday, she resigned from the Detroit City Council.
But in the last couple of days, details are coming out regarding many deals in which she secretly had a hand. And at least one of those deals involves her husband, Congressman Conyers. Conyers sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on behalf of a company owned by a man from whom she furtively obtained $10,000 cash for no work. Previously, Conyers had opposed the same project when a different company wanted the contract. But suddenly, he did a 180.
John & Monica Conyers
Now Conyers’ staff claims he didn’t know of his wife’s secret cash receipt from the man involved. But if he didn’t know, then why did he suddenly change his position on the matter and write a letter supporting it to the EPA?
I think he knew far more than he admits. It’s against the rules governing U.S. Congressmen for them to get involved in matters in which they or a close relative have an interest.
So, what did John Conyers know, and when did he know it? And why did he do a 180 on the matter, once his wife got a little cha-ching action for her secret involvement in it?
I’m sure we’ll be hearing far more in the days ahead. But for now, it’s important to note that for a guy who claims he’s so in the know, his sudden “I didn’t know” isn’t very credible.