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Thu May 16, 2019, 01:38 PM

 

NEW: "Why did Kamala Harris let Herbalife off the hook?

Harris was a prosecutor in California, and many of her prosecutorial decisions are being examined -- and criticized.

New article: https://news.yahoo.com/kamala-harris-herbalife-accused-of-exploiting-latinos-090000896.html

"As the attorney general of the nation’s largest state — and therefore one of the most powerful law enforcement officials in the nation — Harris declined to investigate Herbalife, the nutritional supplement company that has been accused of fraudulent marketing practices. Documents exclusively obtained by Yahoo News show that in 2015, prosecutors in the San Diego office of the California attorney general sent Harris a lengthy memorandum that argued for an investigation into Herbalife and requested resources in order to undertake such an investigation. Similar investigations into Herbalife were already taking place elsewhere."

"About three weeks after the San Diego letter was sent, Harris received the first of three donations to her campaign for the U.S. Senate from Heather Podesta, the powerful Washington lobbyist whose ex-husband Tony’s firm, then called the Podesta Group, had worked for Herbalife since 2013. Heather Podesta’s own lobbying firm, Heather Podesta and Partners, would soon be hired by Herbalife, too."

"Harris did not pursue an investigation, even as the Federal Trade Commission proceeded with an investigation of its own, which had been opened the previous March and which suggested that sufficient grounds for such scrutiny did exist. In fact, the San Diego letter had meticulously laid out those grounds, pointing out that Herbalife presented itself to the public as a lawful enterprise, but that it could nevertheless be “engaged in less obvious conduct” that potentially harmed both Herbalife distributors and Herbalife customers. Allegations of such conduct, by 2015, had become commonplace in media reports."
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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 01:53 PM

1. Why did {opposing candidate} {do/say/agree to/ fail to prevent} {allegedly bad thing}?

 

Will {allegedly bad thing} {opposing candidate} {did/said/agreed to/failed to prevent} destroy {his/her} campaign? Just asking for a friend.
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Thu May 16, 2019, 02:00 PM

2. Uh. So, the FTC was already investigating?

 

I guess maybe Kamala should of started an investigation to investigate the investigation.
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Thu May 16, 2019, 02:19 PM

3. "Herbalife Surges as FTC's 'Pyramid Scheme' Probe Said to Fizzle"

 

"Shares of Herablife (HLF - Get Report) -- the nutrition products distributor that billionaire activist Bill Ackman has long called a "pyramid scheme" -- jumped more than 13% in premarket trading on news that an FTC investigation into such claims has fizzled.

"The terms of the settlement do not change Herbalife's business model as a direct selling company and set new standards for the industry," Herablife said in a Friday statement. "With the settlement agreement announced today, the FTC's investigation of Herbalife is complete.""

https://www.thestreet.com/story/13641072/1/herbalife-surges-as-ftc-s-pyramid-scheme-probe-said-to-fizzle.html
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