According to congressional investigators, the Obama administration funneled billions of dollars to activist organizations through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme.
Some of these organizations are: National Council of La Raza, National Urban League and National Community Reinvestment Coalition.
“Advocates for big government and progressive power are using the Justice Department to extort money from corporations,” Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch told Fox. “It’s a shakedown. It’s corrupt, pure and simple.”
If banking institutions 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 state how these third-party groups could use the money which undoubtedly leads to wrongdoing since banks are incentivized to donate the funds to non-profits rather than giving it to consumers.
“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 unknown to many whereby monies were distributed to a group of nonprofit organizations involved with leftist grass-roots activism.
There is a recent effort by Republicans to eliminate the practice, which many believe was widely abused during the Obama administration.
“Congress must permanently end the abuses Obama’s Justice Department exploited to use settlements to funnel money to their liberal friends,” said House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Republican representing Virginia.
So far, investigators have accounted for $3 billion paid to “non-victim entities.”