WASHINGTON (AP) — An investigation into President Barack Obama's nominee to be the Homeland Security Department's No. 2 official could become a political headache for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Virginia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate.
The director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Alejandro Mayorkas, has been named a target in an investigation for his role in helping a company run by Clinton's brother, Anthony Rodham, to secure an international investor visa.
That company, Gulf Coast Funds Management, provided funding for a carmaker, GreenTech Automotive, where Terry McAuliffe was chairman before he ran for Virginia governor.
The DHS Inspector General's Office says the primary complaint against Mayorkas is that he helped Anthony Rodham's company win approval for an investor visa, even after the application had been denied and an appeal rejected.