Democrat Sheila Kuehl Was Tipped Off About Police Corruption Raid

Sheila Kuehl, a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, was notified of an upcoming police raid on her home in a court filing, according to text messages, confirming previous complaints by LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva.

The text messages, first received and reported by Steven Gregory of local radio station KFI AM 640, suggest Kuehl, a prominent local Democrat, may have had an opportunity to nullify or destroy evidence in an ongoing corruption investigation.

As Breitbart News reported last week:

Kuehl is reportedly under investigation over allegations of a “pay-to-play” contract for a sexual harassment hotline on the LA Metro public transit system. The contract was awarded to a Kuehl donor, Patti Giggans, through a no-bid process.

That Times found that a barefoot Kuehl’s phone was confiscated when she complained about the search and claimed she was the victim of political bias in the sheriff’s office.

County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has repeatedly clashed with the Board of Supervisors, defying its efforts to “disappoint the police” and accusing it of failing to address the homelessness crisis on the nation’s streets. He also resisted county efforts to impose vaccination mandates on police. A disgruntled board of directors proposed an election initiative this November that would allow them to fire the sheriff-elect at will. Villanueva faces a tough re-election campaign this fall.

After Villanueva complained to California Attorney General Rob Bonta that Kuehl allegedly received a tip, Bonta did not investigate Kuehl but instead removed the investigation from the LA County Sheriff’s Department and assumed control of it at the state level. As Breitabrt News reported:

In theory, the unit within the LA County Sheriff’s Department that investigates corruption is independent of Villanueva. But Democrats — ironically echoing Donald Trump’s claims about the Justice Department — claim there is a political bias.

Villanueva wrote to Bonta last week, complaining that Kuehl and her associate Patti Giggans appeared to have received a tip prior to the raid that may have allowed them to hide or destroy evidence and make allegations of political motives.

Bonta responded by taking over the investigation.

In another irony, Kuehl’s attorneys are asking a local judge to appoint a special foreman to go through potentially privileged materials seized by police — just how [former President Donald] Trump card [in the Mar-a-Lago case].

Kuehl was enthusiastic about the restrictions imposed by the corona virus and called those who complained about masks “snowflake weepers”. She dined at an alfresco restaurant after voting to ban al fresco dining in the county.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and presenter of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recently published e-book, Neither Free Nor Fair: The 2020 US Presidential Election. his latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship winner. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak. Democrat Sheila Kuehl Was Tipped Off About Police Corruption Raid

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