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October 26, 2017

"Smoking Gun" Email Reveals that Eric Holder's and Obama's Justice Department Tried to Block Government Settlements from Going to Conservative Leaning Organizations

"Sue and settle" for the left, "settle and kiss off" for the right.

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee claims he obtained a "smoking gun" email that proves the Obama Justice Department prevented settlement payouts from going to conservative-leaning organizations, even as liberal groups were awarded money and DOJ officials denied "picking and choosing" recipients.

"It is not every day in congressional investigations that we find a smoking gun," Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said Tuesday. "Here, we have it."

While Eric Holder was U.S. attorney general, the Justice Department allowed prosecutors to strike agreements compelling big companies to give money to outside groups not connected to their cases to meet settlement burdens. Republican lawmakers long have decried those payments as a "slush fund" that boosted liberal groups, and the Trump DOJ ended the practice earlier this year.

But internal Justice Department emails released Tuesday by Goodlatte indicated that not only were officials involved in determining what organizations would get the money, but also Justice Department officials may have intervened to make sure the settlements didn’t go to conservative groups.

In one such email in July 2014, a senior Justice Department official expressed "concerns" about what groups would receive settlement money from Citigroup -- saying they didn’t want money going to a group that does "conservative property-rights legal services."

Gee, I wish I'd listened to the #SalonHot25 and Twitter Idiot SmartSet and elected Hillary Clinton president. Surely we would have prospered under four or eight more years of weaponized gangster government!


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