WASHINGTON — The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released today the deposition transcript of former Senior EPA official John Beale. Beale was sentenced to prison last month for defrauding the federal government of nearly $900,000 while posing as a secret agent for the CIA.
On page 21 of the deposition, Beale revealed the ultimate goal of the EPA and the Obama administration to “modify the DNA of the capitalist system.” The deposition reads:
“There were several phases of this project as we had outlined it. There’s an enormous body of literature on the subject. Sometimes it’s referred to sustainability literature, sometimes it’s referred to green economics. And so phase 1 of the project was for me to become very familiar and transversant with that literature. Phase 2 would have been out and interviewing academic experts, business experts, people in other countries that are doing things.
“And then phase 3 would have been coming up with specific proposals that could be – could have been proposed either legislatively or things which could have been done administratively to kind of modify the DNA of the capitalist system…”
IER Senior Vice President Dan Kish released the following statement in response to Beale’s sworn deposition:
“This is the smoking gun. For years, we have been saying the real agenda behind this administration’s energy and environmental policies is just what President Obama has said it is: to fundamentally transform America.
“In his testimony under oath, Beale, perhaps unwittingly, has laid bare the administration’s end goal. The President’s policies are not about carbon, they are not about coal, they are not even about energy and the environment. They are about fundamentally altering the DNA of the capitalist system. These policies are not about energy, but power.
“Beale was ordered by EPA administrator to head the agency’s climate change efforts. Today’s publicly released deposition means that McCarthy has many more questions to answer about her bad judgement regarding Beale and the true nature of the administration’s climate action plan.”
To read the full deposition, click here.