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Where’s The Hatch Act Investigation? Biden Offers $1.2B Taxpayer-Funded “Loan Forgiveness” Election Bribe

The last time Biden pushed “loan forgiveness” was in the summer of 2022. Now he’s at it again.

What do those two dates have in common? They’re election years and they’re not only election years, but Biden did it both times months ahead of crucial elections, midterm elections in 2022 and Democratic primaries in 2024.

And it’s being done with all the subtlety of a TikTok video.

President Joe Biden on Wednesday will announce $1.2 billion of student debt relief for nearly 153,000 borrowers — and he’s sending emails to make sure they know whom to thank for it…

But a challenge for the Biden reelection campaign and Democratic allies is making sure that the president gets credit for canceling that debt—even as the White House explores ways to further increase the number of Americans receiving loan relief.

“Congratulations—all or a portion of your federal student loans will be forgiven because you qualify for early loan forgiveness under my Administration’s SAVE Plan,” says the email message from Biden that the Education Department plans to send on Wednesday to the latest group of borrowers receiving loan forgiveness.

“I hope this relief gives you a little more breathing room,” Biden writes in the message.

The Education Department has previously sent out emails signed by Biden for some, but not all, previous rounds of debt relief. Many borrowers have posted screenshots of those emails in recent months across social media platforms.

Remember all the outrage over federal messages from Trump?

Three of the country’s best-known lawyers are asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate whether President Donald Trump broke the law when the Treasury Department put his name on coronavirus relief checks for Americans.

Lawyers Bruce Fein, Louis Fisher and Ralph Nader have sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr. They allege that Trump may be guilty of violating the Hatch Act, which bans government employees and public officials from taking part in partisan political activities while on the job.

“President Trump is actively seeking re-election. The signature of President Trump on United States Treasury checks is superfluous to their value, legality or authenticity. The signature serves no official government purpose,” the letter says. “It does serve Mr. Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign by making it appear that he is responsible for a monetary windfall to tens of millions of voters.”

The lawyers argue that a special prosecutor should look into the matter, calling it an improper use of government workers and equipment to promote Trump’s reelection.

Then there were the legal threats over Trump letters in food packages.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Farmers to Families Food box Program” was created to deliver fresh vegetables, fruit, milk and meat to food-insecure families during the pandemic. But the boxes now have another ingredient: A letter on White House letterhead signed by President Donald Trump.

The anti-hunger nonprofit Feeding America said that some of its food banks have reported getting the letter in food boxes, which has prompted concerns from its members given that nonprofits aren’t permitted to make political endorsements. Democratic lawmakers are taking issue with the letter, which they claim is “self-promoting” and “inappropriate” given the timing before the November 3 presidential election, according to an August 14 letter to the USDA.

The lawmakers also said Mr. Trump’s letter appears to violate the Hatch Act, which prohibits government officials from using their official authority to affect the result of an election.

I’m sure the Hatch Act investigation of Biden’s campaign debt letter will be coming any day.

But the abuse of federal resources for campaign purposes here is only the tip of the iceberg. Taxpayers are funding a billion-dollar giveaway for a presidential candidate.

The Trump letters were attached both times to aid packages and checks that would have happened anyway and were not implemented simply to buy votes. Biden’s latest illegal bribe however exists purely as an election gimmick. Taxpayers are on the hook for it so is everyone suffering from inflation.

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield

My name is Daniel Greenfield. I am a blogger and columnist born in Israel and living in New York City. I am a  Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and a contributing editor at Family Security Matters. My original biweekly column appears at Front Page Magazine and my blog articles regularly appear at Family Security Matters, the Jewish Press, Times of Israel, Act for America and Right Side News, as well as daily at the Canada Free Press and a number of other outlets. I have a column titled Western Front at Israel National News and my op eds have also appeared in the New York Sun, the Jewish Press and at FOX Nation.

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