In an exclusive statement to The Gateway Pundit, Republican Omar Navarro, challenging Maxine Waters in the 43rd Congressional District of California, accused the Democrat Congresswoman of meddling in past Haitian presidential elections.
Earlier today, Navarro teased his over 77,000 Twitter followers about information on Maxine Waters interfering in previous Haitian elections.
In an email exchange published by WikiLeaks, U.S. State Department’s Special Coordinator for Haiti, Thomas Adams, revealed to Cheryl Mills that Maxine Waters pushed him to try to get her old friend Jean-Bertrand Aristide back into Haiti. Waters feared Aristide would be blocked by Michel Martelly, who went on to win the election soon after. How close are Waters and Aristide? When the former president of Haiti was ousted in 2004, Maxine Waters was in the helicopter with him and on the tarmac when his plane landed in South Africa from Central African Republic. More about the coup below.
For years, Waters has been on of Jean-Bertrand Aristide biggest supporters. Jean-Bertrand Aristide was president of Haiti four times (February 7, 1991 – September 29, 1991, June 15, 1993 – 12 May 1994, October 12, 1994 – February 7, 1996 and February 4, 2001 – February 29, 2004.)
According to Red State, The real reason why Waters pushed to get help from the U.S. Department’s help in returning Aristide to Haiti was because he was still active in the country’s politics.
The WikiLeaks emails reads:
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05778606 Date: 09/30/2015
RELEASE IN FULL
From: Mills, Cheryl D <MillsCD@state.gov>
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 3:59 PM
Subject: FW: Conversation with Congresswoman Maxine Waters
We reached out to her staff who we briefed on fact that we were leaning into guidance and saying return b/f Sunday
was problematic. Maxine returned the call withi10minutes.
From: Adams, ThomasC
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 1:45 PM
To: Mills, Cheryl D
Cc: Adams, DavidS; Mcdonald, KaraC; Merten, KennethH; Lindwall, DavidE; Blumenfeld, JoshuaR
I took a call from Congresswoman Maxine Waters about two minutes before one. Josh had
apparently briefed her foreign affairs staffer, Kathleen Sietenstock about 20 minutes earlier on our
The Congresswoman’s main point was that Former President Aristide needed to return before the
election because Martelly, who in her opinion was bound to win, would not allow him back after the
election, because he was “in the ton tons.” How we could allow Baby Doc back and try to prevent
Aristide was not understandable.
I told her that if that was her fear, then it was unfounded, because Preval would remain in power until
May. She said results would come out Sunday and that would be the end of his chances to come
back. I said the contestation period meant that there would be no official results until April 16, so
there was plenty of time for him to return after the election.
She gave her own history of our relationship with Aristide (the kidnapping, not allowing FL to register
for this election, our unwillingness to provide him security upon his return, etc.) all of which I gently
pushed back on. I suggested she allow us to give her a classified briefing on all of this at some point
in order to correct factual untruths related to this. She said she would follow up.
She was not as hysterical as she has been on prior conversations, but did at one point say “what are
you going to do when he returns in the company of Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte and maybe me,
mow us all down?”
I thanked her for calling and sharing her views and said that we believed that the interests of the
people of Haiti would best be served if they could vote in peace and calm.
Josh Caplan of Gateway Pundit and Vessel News has written a very detailed report which continues here: TGP EXCLUSIVE: GOP Challenger Omar Navarro Calls Out Maxine Waters For Interfering in Haitian Elections