(VIDEO) “I’m Not Surprised” – Kari Lake Discusses Investigation into Katie Hobbs’ $400K Pay For Play Scheme Following Stolen Election

Former GOP Arizona Gubernatorial candidate and rightful winner of the 2022 midterm election, Kari Lake, recently responded to Katie Hobbs’ apparent bribery scheme and corruption, which began the day she was inaugurated in January 2023.

As reported by The Gateway Pundit, Hobbs is currently facing an investigation stemming from significant donations made to the Democratic Party and a dark money group that was used for Hobbs’ inaugural events, potentially influencing state contract decisions.

Hobbs’ ethical conduct was previously called into question by GOP State Legislators after she solicited donations of up to $250,000 using a 501(c)(4) nonprofit group for inaugural events. She reportedly received $400,000 from a company, which later made millions in return.

This came after Hobbs, who was Secretary of State at the time and responsible for elections statewide, stole her election by less than 1% of the vote from Trump-Endorsed Kari Lake with 60% of vote counting machines failing in the state’s largest county, Maricopa. Other severe irregularities were reported across the state.

” I’ve always known she was unethical. You could just look at her path and look at how she ran the Secretary of State’s office,” said Lake in response to the pay for play allegation. “She ran the election that everyone saw was not run well in Arizona, to say the least.”

In response to GOP pressure, Democrat Attorney General Kris Mayes, who, like Hobbs, stole the 2022 election by 280 votes from Trump-endorsed Abe Hamadeh, recently announced she would launch a criminal investigation into Hobbs’ pay-to-play scheme.

The Gateway Pundit reported that Katie Hobbs recently lost it and shouted at reporters when asked about the investigation. Despite clearly being stressed over the investigation, Hobbs signaled that she is confident that her Democrat colleague’s investigation will find “that we acted in the best interest of Arizonans.”

WATCH: Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs Snaps at Reporter When Asked About Attorney General’s Investigation into $400K Pay for Play Scheme

Kris Mayes, a Democrat, has a conflict of interest and is not expected by GOP leaders to thoroughly investigate her comrade. Additionally, the Attorney General's office represents the Department of Child Safety, which may be implicated in the corruption.

Kari Lake also isn't holding her breath, telling Chris Salcedo, "Now we have the AG—who really shouldn’t, in my opinion, be sitting in that seat—investigating a fellow Democrat." Lake continued, " I don't hold out a lot of hope, Chris, that this investigation will be done properly, but it should be done properly. And I think when they dig a little bit deeper, they're going to find not just unethical behavior, but perhaps criminal behavior if we can get a solid investigation."

Republican Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell sent a letter earlier this month to Mayes, signaling that she will open her own investigation into the matter.

Mitchell's letter comes in response to June 7 letters to the Maricopa County Attorney and the state's Auditor General, asking both agencies to stand down from the investigation and claiming that a separate investigation "could jeopardize the integrity of the criminal investigation that my office will now proceed with."

"Mayes has been asked by State Rep. David Livingston, R-28th District, to recuse herself from the investigation over concerns that she would not be able to properly investigate a member of her own party. On Monday, Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee, a Republican, requested Mitchell, a fellow Republican, conduct her own investigation to ensure objectivity," reports ABC15.

Kari Lake joined the Chris Salcedo Show on Newsmax earlier this month and responded to Hobbs' latest scandal.

Watch below:

Salcedo: Reports revealed that Sunshine Residential Homes donated roughly $400,000 to Hobbs. But questions are now being raised when the Department of Child Safety raised their daily pay rate per child by about 60%. And this came as other homes were getting their requests for more funding rejected. How much trouble is Arizona in with Hobbs at the helm?

Lake: Well, I mean, I've always known she was unethical. You could just look at her path and look at how she ran the Secretary of State's office. She ran the election that everyone saw was not run well in Arizona, to say the least. And now we have the AG—who really shouldn’t, in my opinion, be sitting in that seat—investigating a fellow Democrat. I mean, the entire state of Arizona is run, in my opinion, by the cartels and so I don't hold out a lot of hope, Chris, that this investigation will be done properly, but it should be done properly. And I think when they dig a little bit deeper, they're going to find not just unethical behavior, but perhaps criminal behavior, if we can get a solid investigation. I’m not surprised in the least that this kind of shenanigans would be exhibited from this office, in our governor's office right now, considering who the inhabitant is right now. But we shall see; we'll see if they can find a spine and do the right thing for the people of Arizona.

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Jordan Conradson, formerly TGP’s Arizona correspondent, is currently on assignment in Washington DC. Jordan has played a critical role in exposing fraud and corruption in Arizona's elections and elected officials. His reporting on election crimes in Maricopa County led to the resignation of one election official, and he was later banned from the Maricopa County press room for his courage in pursuit of the truth. TGP and Jordan finally gained access after suing Maricopa County, America's fourth largest county, and winning at the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Conradson looks forward to bringing his aggressive style of journalism to the Swamp.

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