He is certainly one of Trump’s greatest boosters. Now fed-up Liberty College officers are going to the press with tales of Falwell utilizing the varsity as piggy financial institution for himself, his household, and his allies.
Politico has a really huge, very in-depth report on “evangelical” chief Jerry Falwell Jr.’s sculpting of Liberty College into what seems to be principally a fairly secular self-enrichment gadget. It is value studying in full.
The brief model: “Greater than two dozen” Liberty College officers, former officers, and Falwell associates have been keen to return ahead to explain a tradition at Liberty by which Falwell usually directs college loans, contracts, and actual property offers towards his quick household and his allies. Among the many blistering (although nameless) quotes from Falwell’s fed-up underlings:
“We’re not a college, we’re an actual property hedge fund.”
“We’re speaking concerning the distinction between proper and fallacious. Not even ‘being a great Christian,’ however being a great particular person, versus individuals who manipulate the system.”
“If one thing would not make sense and Jerry actually needs it to occur, he in some kind or trend has a private curiosity.”
Nevertheless it’s the specifics which might be going to be laborious for Falwell to rebut. Politico’s Liberty College sources have been apparently desirous to again up their claims of self-dealing by Falwell with quite a few particular occasions, from son Trey’s private involvement within the bizarre $50,000 scheme to rig two on-line polls to spice up Trump to a brand new firm shaped by Trey to “handle” university-owned properties to quite a few tales of Falwell mates getting favorable actual property and enterprise offers. Ostensibly, the varsity is an apolitical, Christian-minded 501(c)(three) group. In actuality, Falwell appears virtually solely targeted on political boosterism and utilizing the varsity as private slush fund.