Schweizer: DOJ Funneling Fines To Left-Wing Organizations ‘Requires a Congressional Investigation’

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Kelly File,” Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large, author of “Clinton Cash,” and Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer stated that the funneling of fines from Wall Street firms from the Department of Justice to various left-wing organizations “requires a Congressional investigation,” and is an example of the DOJ making its own rules.

Schweizer said that in 2008, after some “criminal” activity by Wall Street firms, the DOJ took legal action against these firms that the firms were “eager to settle.” And “part of that settlement will be that some of the funds may go to the victims of the crime you committed, but some of that money is actually going to go to pay restitution in the form of giving that money to nonprofit organizations, and these are nonprofit organizations that are overwhelmingly progressive, and serve basically as an adjunct to the Democratic Party.”

As an example he stated, “One organization that’s received millions of dollars is a group in New York called Asian-Americans for Equality. I mean, sounds like a great idea, right? the problem is when you look into this organization, which got money from banks via the Department of Justice, this is an organization affiliated with the Communist Workers’ Party. … And in fact the organization that received this money is sympathetic to the North Korean regime.”

Schweizer further stated, “The problem is, that when you look at the literature of these groups, what they mean by get out the vote or voter registration is progressive voters exclusively.

He concluded, “I think if there are crimes committed by these banks and by these financial institutions, it ought to go to the victims, the people that were victimized. Other than that, it ought to go to…something like the national debt, but to turn it into political activism is absurd, and it’s something that I think requires a Congressional investigation, and people at DOJ need to be held into account.” Schweizer also argued that the DOJ broke the law and created it own rules.

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