Since 2002, Corvias has acquired control of more than 26,000 houses and apartments across 13 military bases. Picerne’s company runs this lucrative enterprise in partnership with the Army and Air Force through a program that enlists private-sector operators to build new dwellings, upgrade others, and manage the properties for 50 years.
To grow his business, the scion of a wealthy Rhode Island real estate family has cultivated ties with military brass and politicians. Corvias has spent millions on lobbying, and Picerne has enlisted the help of his state’s powerful Democratic senator, Jack Reed, an Army veteran and ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
The Democrats AND the Republicans have ownership of this. And this is a perfect example of deflecting from the fact that this guy has been in business with the government since 2002, Bush and Obama, and setting up Trump for the fall guy. He is no innocent, but the wallpapering over of what has been happening all along is sickening.