Barney Frank took a free trip to the Virgin Islands on a $25 million jet owned by Paloma Partners honcho S. Donald Sussman — whose company received a $200 million federal bailout, the Herald has learned.
“Barney Frank’s acceptance of a lavish gift from a hedge fund manager, an industry he is responsible for regulating, is a troubling conflict of interest that raises serious questions about his judgment.”
Sean Bielat, Barney's opponent, added: “Typical. Barney keeps showing how career politicians work — they use our dollars for their favors. It may be legal, but it’s wrong and that’s why we need a change.”
Barney says that it was a "friend" thing, not a business or congressional thing. He says that he is BFF with S.Donald's GF, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine)
Barney's bags are packed and ready to go.......