The Azerbaijan Oil Company Paid For The Lawmakers And Some Spouses To Attend A Conference In Baku In 2013
It happens more than we realize. Members of Congress are secretly wined and dined by foreign governments in the name of fact searching or Congressional business. Most of these trips are called working trips. But not much work is done. The Congressmen usually get an assortment of expensive gifts and the opportunity to act important. Once these lawmakers are exposed, they usually claim they didn’t know there was a conflict of interest. They say they didn’t know they crossed the line of ethical behavior.
The fact that they went on the trip in the first place and didn’t report who paid for the trip tells the public all they need to know. America has a House filled with representatives that are willing to put their own agenda in front of the interest of their constituents. They lie to stay in office. The only way to stop this behavior is to stop electing people with questionable integrity.
Interested folks at STX Entertainment have learned that almost all of the Congressmen that went on this particular trip did not disclose the gifts they received to the ethics committee. Only one out of ten lawmakers did report gifts, and only five out of the ten lawmakers spoke to investigators about the questionable trip.