Via Fox News.
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee claims he obtained a “smoking gun” email that proves the Obama Justice Department prevented settlement payouts from going to conservative-leaning organizations, even as liberal groups were awarded money and DOJ officials denied “picking and choosing” recipients.
“It is not every day in congressional investigations that we find a smoking gun,” Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said Tuesday. “Here, we have it.”
While Eric Holder was U.S. attorney general, the Justice Department allowed prosecutors to strike agreements compelling big companies to give money to outside groups not connected to their cases to meet settlement burdens. Republican lawmakers long have decried those payments as a “slush fund” that boosted liberal groups, and the Trump DOJ ended the practice earlier this year.
But internal Justice Department emails released Tuesday by Goodlatte indicated that not only were officials involved in determining what organizations would get the money, but also Justice Department officials may have intervened to make sure the settlements didn’t go to conservative groups.
In one such email in July 2014, a senior Justice Department official expressed “concerns” about what groups would receive settlement money from Citigroup — saying they didn’t want money going to a group that does “conservative property-rights legal services.”
Obama targeted and discriminated against any group, business or individuals it didn’t like.
Obama wielded government agencies like a billy club against opponents. He directed the IRS to target Tea Party and GOP groups and instructed the DOJ to hack into the emails and phone records of reporters who criticized his policies, and leak documents to smear a Fast and Furious whistleblower. He also tried to launch investigations into critics who discussed his ties to domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. Remember that raid on the Gibson guitar company over “illegal wood”? CEO Henry E. Juszkiewicz is a Republican and a donor to Republican politicians. It all makes sense now.
Barky acted like a Banana Republic dictator. For 8 years, he broke the law and violated the constitution. He belongs in prison with the rest of his former regime.