The DOJ has communicated to Congress that it is ending the Obama-era corporate shakedown regime, where it forced corporations who paid huge settlements to resolve conflicts relating to the financial crisis, to pay (liberal) third-party organizations as part of those settlements. Billions of dollars were siphoned off to various Obama special-interest groups, in violation of the Constitution.
Well, those days are over. Congress is working on legislation to outlaw that sort of executive-branch misbehavior. Jeff Sessions, in one of his very best actions to date, has ended the Obama slush-funds.
Sessions said the money should, instead, go to the Treasury Department or victims.
“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,” Sessions said in a statement.
In my opinion, those third-party groups should have to refund every penny to the US Treasury. Yeah, I know it’s a pipe dream, but it should be considered anyway.
Remember some of the Obama-era Department of (In)Justice activities? Like when Eric Holder refused to prosecute the New Black Panther members who were outside polling places intimidating voters? Like Operation Fast and Furious which bought guns for drug cartels to infiltrate back into the US? Like numerous “consent decrees” entered into under duress by many big-city (Democratic-run all) police departments, essentially admitting that their policing was racially biased? Like the bullying and imprisonment of an innocent filmmaker to cover up Hillary Clinton’s misdeeds in Benghazi? Like the hounding and destruction of “Joe the Plumber”, when he called out Obama?
Those Days Are Over.
[Cross-posted on Ricochet.com. Post promoted to the Main Feed today, so it is accessible to everyone. You might be interested in the Rico members’ comments]