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Harry Reid - unhappy (200x200)ICE Whistleblower May Depose Harry Reid

 by Evan Hahr | March 18, 2016

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid could be deposed for ICE whistleblower Taylor Johnson’s new lawsuit because complaints from his office precipitated her ouster.

Johnson’s attorney, Morris Fischer, told the Washington Gadfly that, “We will attempt to depose whoever is involved in this corruption up to and including Harry Reid. His fingerprints are all over the place.”

The veteran law enforcement agent, who DHS fired in February after she rejected $100,000 in hush money, filed a Merit System Protection Board claim against the agency earlier this month.

Johnson, a single mother of four, had a storied career until she ran afoul of Reid by expressing national security concerns about the EB-5 visa program for foreigners who invest at least $500,000 in American companies. One of the green cards she refused to approve was for a Chinese investor in the Las Vegas casino represented by Reid’s lawyer son, Rory.

After Reid’s office called her Special Agent-in-Charge Johnson was stripped of her gun and badge without explanation in 2013. Her frantic boss demanded to know why he was suddenly being threatened with congressional action.

Johnson’s complaints and objections from other whistleblowers were subsequently vindicated.

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General concluded in a March 2015 report that then-U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) director Alejandro Mayorkas improperly intervened on behalf of Reid for the Las Vegas SLS Hotel and Casino then represented by his son. (Read More)


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