The time of the federal government blackmailing legal settlement targets has come to an end, and we have Attorney General Jeff Sessions to thank for it, informs Breitbart.
A 1970s Community Reinvestment Act creature, this shakedown included the DOJ instructing corporations and banks to pay out a certain amount of their settlements with the government to third party groups.
Democrats were infamous for taking advantage of the program, which had no requirement of Congressional review, and siphoned hundreds of $millions to “left-wing ‘community organizer’ organizations like the National Council of La Raza, or ‘The Race,’ an Latino extreme advocacy group that assists mass illegal immigration. Additional recipients are the National Urban League, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and NeighborWorks America, which is a congressionally marked mortgage support group that itself has come under heavy condemnation,” informs Breitbart.
Sessions wrote the following in a memo to the staff of the DOJ:
“Effective immediately: Department attorneys may not enter into any agreement on behalf of the United States in settlement of federal claims or charges … that directs or provides for a payment or loan to any non-governmental person or entity that is not a party to the dispute.”
Judicial Watch, the watchdog group, wishes to find out more about Obama’s abuse of our legal system and has issued a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) demand with the Justice Department.
Patriot Beacon cites Sessions as stating, “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. 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.”