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DOJ diverting settlements into slush fund for liberal politics


Daily CallerDepartment of Justice officials diverted millions of dollars slated for victims of the 2008 housing meltdown to politically favored third parties, including “left-wing radical groups,” according to the chairman of a House of Representatives oversight subcommittee.

Rep. Sean Duffy, a Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the House Financial Services oversight and investigations subcommittee, said Friday the officials “skimmed” off three percent from mortgage-related bank settlements. This created what he called a $500 million “slush fund” that could be steered toward favored groups.

I feel like I'm mentioned this before, but maybe that was a different DOJ slush fund build from lawsuit settlements. This is yet another case of the administration circumventing the Congressional power of the purse. And it's far from the only example. It is just now coming to light that the Obama administration took $500 milliom from allocated funds for foreign aid and redirected it to the UN's Green Climate Fund... after Congress specifically declined to allocate money to that fund.

This entry was published Thu May 26 12:31:24 CDT 2016 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2016-05-26 16:07:00.0. [Tweet]

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