The plot thickens.
Texas – Far-left Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo not only got busted trying to award a one-person firm an $11 million no-bid ‘Covid outreach’ contract, it turns out the real intent of the contract was to pay for a political data mining operation to help Democrat campaigns.
Recall, Lina Hidalgo is currently under investigation for awarding one of her political cronies an $11 million no-bid vaccine outreach contract.
Hidalgo’s top three staffers were indicted in April after prosecutors expanded the investigation into an $11 million ‘vaccine outreach contract’ awarded to one of the judge’s political cronies.
Hidalgo’s Chief of Staff Alex Triantaphyllis and Policy Director Wallis Nader along with co-defendant Aaron Dunn were charged with misuse of official information and tampering with government documents in connection with the canceled vaccine outreach contract.
Judge Lina Hidalgo with her Chief of Staff Alex Triantaphyllis
Invoices from 3 highly focused software companies prove the so-called ‘Covid outreach contract’ had nothing to do with Covid.
Approximately $1.4 million of the $11 million contract was spent before Lina Hidalgo panicked and canceled the contract and only $200,000 of it was returned.
The money was used to buy voter lists to maximize Democrat turnout.
This was all on taxpayer money!
Fox 26 Houston reported:
While Hidalgo maintains neither she nor her staff did anything wrong, financial documents recently obtained from the Harris County Auditor by FOX 26 contributor Bill King shed new light on the real intent of the “outreach” contract.
Something of particular interest is the invoices from three highly focused software companies.
“All of them were Democratic campaign operations. They were all companies that specialize, that provide data services to Democratic campaigns that obviously has nothing to do with COVID. All of them brag about what a great job they did identifying Democratic voters and getting them to the polls,” said King.
Rice University political analyst and pollster Mark Jones is absolutely convinced Hidalgo’s COVID outreach campaign was camouflage for a largely political operation using public dollars to maximize Democratic turnout.
“They were spending a million dollars buying voter lists and likely voter lists from Democratic consulting firms which you don’t use for COVID outreach, you use for mobilizing get-out-the-vote efforts for campaigns,” said Jones.
The records provided by the auditor indicate Harris County has recovered only $200,000 of the $1.4 million paid out before and after Hidalgo canceled the contract under heavy public pressure.
Lina Hidalgo knows she may be indicted next which is why she has been lashing out at District Attorney Kim Ogg, also a Democrat, and trying to smear her investigation as a ‘political vendetta.’
“I expect this political exercise to continue through Election Day. [Kim Ogg] will have me indicted. Or name a ‘special prosecutor’- an illusion of independence since those are still beholden to the DA. She did that before in a political prosecution that went nowhere. I’m not deterred.”
I expect this political exercise to continue through Election Day. She’ll have me indicted. Or name a “special prosecutor”—an illusion of independence since those are still beholden to the DA. She did that before in a political prosecution that went nowhere. I’m not deterred. https://t.co/M9tT1wC0Bn
— Lina Hidalgo (@LinaHidalgoTX) May 18, 2022
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