Attorney General Jeff Sessions dropped a bomb on former President Barack Obama this week when he revealed that he is investigating a $6 billion settlement that the former president’s administration moved to progressive causes and friends in left-wing advocacy groups.
“Settlement funds should go first to the victims and then to the American people — not to . . . the political friends of whoever is in power,” Sessions stated, according to Breitbart.
Sessions sent out a memo to U.S. attorneys last week in which he ordered a review of a decade’s worth of payouts that Congressional Republicans have called a political slush fund. This comes after the Obama administration funneled funds to left-wing “community organizing” groups such as the now renamed National Council of La Raza, or “The Race,” a Latino racial advocacy group that supports mass illegal immigration.
Sessions put a stop to the payments unilaterally in June, issuing a department-wide memo prohibiting all payments to third parties in settlements not under three narrow exceptions, for example, genuine victim compensation. Conservatives were overjoyed by this announcement, as they had been calling for something like this to be done for years.
(H/T The MRC Blog)