Florida Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown is facing up to 357 years in prison on corruption charges stemming from an alleged scheme involving her chief of staff and charity set up to help poor kids with scholarship money. But now Brown says the Orlando terrorist attack, in which 49 people were murdered, might never have happened if the Department of Justice focused more on investigating terrorism and less time investigating her.
“These are the same agents that was not able to do a thorough investigation of the agent and we ended up with 50 people dead,” Brown told reporters.
Last week Brown’s attorney, Elizabeth White, made the same case and accused to DoJ of targeting “prominent black leaders” like Brown. White told reporters, “As terrorists walk free because of the incompetence of the very agency who headed this investigation, that same agency insists on expending the taxpayers limited resources hounding prominent black leaders here and throughout the country. Perhaps, had it chosen to devote its resourced more thoughtfully, 50 innocent people would be alive today.”