Here, you are urged and encouraged to run your mouths about something important.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rep. Darrell Issa Urges US Atty in New York to Investigate ACORN for OWS Involvement

News broke a couple of weeks ago that ACORN was involved in paying people to participate in the Occupy Wall Street protests. About a week later, another report alleged that the ACORN office in New York - which had been renamed 'New York Communities for Change (NYCC) - began shredding documents and firing people they thought were responsible for the leaks. These reports have prompted House Oversight committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) to send a letter to the US Attorney in New York, Loretta Lynch, urging a probe into ACORN's activities.

HERE is a copy of the letter.

As if we needed it, this just serves as further evidence that ACORN simply changed its name, hoping to operate with greater obscurity. Changing the name on the front door is all they did.

Via Fox News:
In an Oct. 26. report, quoted sources within NYCC who said that the group -- run and staffed by nearly all former ACORN employees -- was asking for donations for specific charitable purposes, including for the teachers union and PCB toxin testing in New York City schools.

However, those donations were being rerouted to pay for Occupy Wall Street protests, the sources said.

Issa requests Lynch to "investigate these allegations to determine if they have merit and prosecute any wrongdoing accordingly."

When asked to comment on Issa's letter, Lynch's spokesman Robert Nardoza would only say, "I have no comment as it is a matter of policy that we do not confirm/deny or discuss investigations."

A spokesman for NYCC did not immediately return's request for comment.

Issa's letter quotes from the initial report. In that report, sources described how staff members collected door-to-door for the PCB campaign but then pooled the money and sent it elsewhere.
Issa can't be all that hopeful that Lynch is going to do much of anything. The 'no comment' line from her spokesman may seem standard but at some level, it just reinforces the notion that Obama is ACORN and ACORN is Obama. Once again, Eric Holder is at the head of the Department that oversees all US Attorneys.

At some point, this administration exchanged corruption for wickedness.

More on the ACORN / OWS mess HERE.

Holder in Front of Senate Judiciary Today; faces Questions about Fast and Furious

Consider Attorney General Eric Holder's appearance before the Senate Judiciary committee today at 10am EST to be the warm-up for his appearance in front of the House Judiciary committee on December 8th. The good news is that Holder is likely to face tough questions from the likes of Republican senators Chuck Grassley (IA) and John Cornyn (TX). Grassley is the guy who turned Rep. Darrell Issa onto this story when the former wasn't getting anywhere with his requests for information from the ATF. Issa, as the chairman of his committee, had more power to get the ball rolling. Grassley is as informed - if not more so - than Issa.

The bad news is very similar to why Grassley had to reach out to Issa in the first place. He is not the chairman of the Senate Judiciary; Democrat Patrick Leahy (VT) is. We can expect to see some significant political hackery today so just know that going in so you do not buy any of the spin. Leahy and his hyper-partisan colleagues, to include Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Diane Feinstein, Al Franken, et. al, will do all they can to help Holder shift blame to the Phoenix, AZ US Attorneys office and ATF office respectively. They will also help him push the narrative that a similar operation - Wide Receiver - was run under the Bush administration.

Watch the hearing LIVE today on C-SPAN beginning at 10am EST if you can do it.

Overall, Holder will be in front of a committee that is largely sympathetic but there are sure to be moments when he is on the hot seat. There has also been speculation that testifying in front of the Senate committee first is to Holder's benefit but it may just be to his detriment. Rest assured that House Committee members like Issa, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), etc. will be watching very closely for inconsistencies from Holder; they will certainly use any and all that they find when he appears before them on December 8th.

Watch it LIVE.
Accuracy in Media
American Spectator
American Thinker
Big Government
Big Journalism
Doug Ross
Flopping Aces
Fox Nation
Fox News
Free Republic
The Hill
Hope for America
Hot Air
Hot Air Pundit
Jawa Report
Jihad Watch
Michelle Malkin
Naked Emperor News
National Review
New Zeal Blog
News Real
Pajamas Media
Red State
Right Wing News
Say Anything
Stop Islamization of America
Verum Serum
Wall Street Journal
Washington Times
Watts Up With That
Web Today
Weekly Standard
World Net Daily

Blog Archive