Our govt slush funds are being used to drive agendas rather than benefit the masses. Are you interested in learning more about this subject?
Published March 01, 2017, by Melissa Jacobs — GOP wants to eliminate shadowy DOJ slush fund bankrolling leftist groups — Findings spearheaded by the House Judiciary Committee point to a process shrouded in secrecy whereby monies were distributed to a labyrinth of nonprofit organizations involved with grass-roots activism.
>>> “Advocates for big government and progressive power are using the Justice Department to extort money from corporations,” Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton told Fox News. “It’s a shakedown. It’s corrupt, pure and simple.”
>>> There is a recent effort by Republicans to eliminate the practice, which many believe was widely abused during the Obama administration.
>>> When big banks 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 specify how these third-party groups could use the windfall.
>>> So far, investigators have accounted for $3 billion paid to “non-victim entities.”
>>> Critics say banks are incentivized to donate the funds to non-profits rather than giving it to consumers.