Obama’s dirty tricks just keep coming. Rather than just leaving office and settling into a life of semi-retirement, this ex-president continues to snipe at the current president, and funding the anti-Trump resistance.
As noted on the Gateway Pundit, the New York Post’s Paul Sperry explains:
The Obama administration’s massive shakedown of Big Banks over the mortgage crisis included unprecedented back-door funding for dozens of Democratic activist groups who were not even victims of the crisis.
At least three liberal nonprofit organizations the Justice Department approved to receive funds from multibillion-dollar mortgage settlements were instrumental in killing the ObamaCare repeal bill and are now lobbying against GOP tax reform, as well as efforts to rein in illegal immigration.
An estimated $640 million has been diverted into what critics say is an improper, if not unconstitutional, “slush fund,” fed from government settlements with JPMorgan Chase and Co., Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp., according to congressional sources.
Julie Smith, vice president at Cause of Action Institute, explained to the Washington Post, that these radical “left-wing groups committed to ‘revolutionary social change’ sent proposals to and even met with high level HUD and DOJ officials in order to get their piece of the settlement pie.”
Well funded, these groups are working hard to rail against Trump’s “America first” policies.
La Raza is one of the groups that received a giant $1.5 million payout from Obama’s slush fund. This radical “brown power” group pushes hard for the continuance of illegal immigration and open borders, and has expended huge amounts of time and effort to stop the repeal of Obamacare. Why are they so concerned about keeping Obamacare? Because if the ACA is repealed, 8 million Hispanics would lose their healthcare coverage.
This past July, La Raza held a huge rally in Arizona, meant to protest the ACA repeal efforts. These protests ultimately influenced Senator John McCain’s so much that he has since worked against Trump’s health care “repeal and replace” efforts.
Then there is the National Urban League, an African-America group working to keep the ACA because, as they put it, 5 million African-Americans would lose their health insurance were Obamacare repealed. According to the Washington Post, this group has received a $1.2 million donation from Obama’s slush fund.
Not enough for you? Good, there’s more. How about the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, which enjoyed a whopping $2.6 million grant from Obama’s slush fund, in an effort to help them lobby against Wall Street reform.
Of course, AG Sessions is aware of what is happening, and so has ordered a full audit of these funds, and also has stopped the DOJ’s funding of third-party groups. Still, these organizations continue to receive funding as they simply have no fear of possible consequences.
As reported on http://www.thegatewaypundit.com, AG Sessions has remarked:
“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.”
According to reports by the Washington Post, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is continuing to force the financial institutions it prosecutes to make donations to third-party community organizers. Who is the director of the CFPB, you may ask? Why none other than Richard Cordray, an Obama holdover, whose special five-year term doesn’t expire until 2018. How convenient for Obama and his cronies.