Well well well…there is a big ‘ol lawsuit now seeking to RIP the corruption cover RIGHT OFF an Obama administration policy that made it so that money was funneled to left-wing groups. Which is totally something that sounds like it’s straight out of the movies!
“Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for records relating to an Obama administration policy of settling agency lawsuits against corporate defendants by requiring that the corporations make ‘donations’ to left-wing interest groups La Raza, the Urban League and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition,” the group said in a statement.
So what was happening?
Apparently, when the DOJ accepted settlements in cases with corporations, Obama and his administration was making certain that the corporations make donations to left-wing groups as a part of the actual case. So the money didn’t go to the government nor did it go to victims of these cases. Instead it went to third party leftist groups of whom had NOTHING whatsoever to do with the cases. NOTHING!
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended the practice last week after the Trump administration discovered what had been going on.
According to Investors Business Daily, in just one $17 billion settlement with Bank of America, the Obama administration funneled money to:
La Raza: A far-left Latino organization which is known for pressuring banks to give loans to low-income Hispanics.
National Community Reinvestment Coalition: One of the top lobbying groups supporting the Community Reinvestment Act, a 1977 piece of legislation that’s a favorite of the left.
Operation Hope: A group from South Central in Los Angeles, it pressures banks to give “dignity loans” to individuals who would otherwise not qualify.
Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America: A group whose leader called himself a “bank terrorist,” something that’s apparently a lot more acceptable since the days of Patty Hearst.
Sessions ripped the prior practice:
“When the federal government settles a case against a corporate wrongdoer, any settlement funds should go first to the victims and then to the American people — not to bankroll third-party special interest groups or the political friends of whoever is in power,” the attorney general said upon ending the program.
“Unfortunately, in recent years the Department of Justice has sometimes required or encouraged defendants to make these payments to third parties as a condition of settlement. With this directive, we are ending this practice and ensuring that settlement funds are only used to compensate victims, redress harm, and punish and deter unlawful conduct.”
If there ever was a time to call someone for abusing power…this would be one of those times.
So someone is getting the jail cell ready for these fools right?