The House Judiciary Committee has uncovered massive corruption involving Obama and the Department of Justice.
The Obama administration laundered billions of dollars through slush funds to leftist, communist activist organizations. This takes corruption to a whole new level.
There must be a way to go after these politicians legally and charge them over this. It is massive theft. The DOJ provided cover for Dems to shake down big banks and corporations to extort money that went to leftist groups. Think…housing crisis.
There’s a whole tangled web of non-profits hiding money in this and then funneling it to grassroots activists. They used shakedowns to fund their movements under Obama. Republicans are now trying to put a stop to this corruption and clean it up. They could start with firing anyone even remotely connected to it. We are talking more than $3 billion here. It means that those who really did get hurt in the housing crisis were stiffed and leftists got massive payouts. It’s literally criminal.
From Fox News:
“The Obama administration funneled billions of dollars to activist organizations through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme, according to congressional investigators.
“It’s clear partisan politics played a role in the illicit actions that were made,” Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, told Fox News. “The DOJ is the last place this should have occurred.”
Findings spearheaded by the House Judiciary Committee point to a process shrouded in secrecy whereby monies were distributed to a labyrinth of nonprofit organizations involved with grassroots activism.
“Advocates for big government and progressive power are using the Justice Department to extort money from corporations,” Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton told Fox News. “It’s a shakedown. It’s corrupt, pure and simple.”
There is a recent effort by Republicans to eliminate the practice, which many believe was widely abused during the Obama administration.
When big banks are sued by the government for discrimination or mortgage abuse, they can settle the cases by donating to third-party non-victims. The settlements do not specify how these third-party groups could use the windfall.
So far, investigators have accounted for $3 billion paid to “non-victim entities.”
“The underlying problem with the slush funds is we don’t know exactly where the money is going,” Ted Frank, Director of The Competitive Enterprise Institute Center for Class Action Fairness, told Fox News. “Using enforcement authority to go after corporate defendants, DOJ bureaucrats are taking billions away from taxpayers to fund their pet projects overriding congressional preferences.” The money should have gone to the Treasury Department for legal disbursement.
This is an extreme abuse of power any way you slice it and I hope that Jeff Sessions will be all over it. For example, in the FY16 Enacted Congressional Appropriation, Congress allotted $47 million for HUD Housing Counseling, but the Citi and Bank of America settlements shipped in an additional $30 million in funding. The Legal Services Corporation was allocated $385 million from Congress, but is getting an additional $412 million in taxpayer dollars from the third-party settlement practice.
Some of the left-leaning organizations that benefited from all this included the National Council of La Raza, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and the National Urban League. No wonder these asshats opposed Sessions so much. He’ll actually go after them over this corruption thank goodness. Sen. James Lankford, R-OK, has introduced the Stop Settlement Slush Fund Act of 2017, while House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-VA, submitted similar legislation in the House. “Congress must permanently end the abuses Obama’s Justice Department exploited to use settlements to funnel money to their liberal friends,” Goodlatte said in a statement. Yes, they must, but while you are at it, find a way to go after Obama and his goons too.
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