I read the following in July 16th’s Wall Street Journal:
The Obama Justice Department made a practice of settling lawsuits against corporate defendants by requiring they make large donations to groups like La Raza. It was, in the words of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, “a scheme to funnel money to politically favored special interest groups.” In a letter sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the closing days of the Obama administration, Mr. Goodlatte noted that “in just the last two years, DOJ has directed nearly $1 billion to activist groups, entirely outside of Congress’s spending and oversight authority.”
I am embarrassed to admit that I had never heard about this practice until now. Even after his leaving office, I still find reasons to be appalled by our previous president. Chalk this up as item #1,742 on the list of things that would have been front-page scandals if a Republican had done them.
This is at least as bad as the Iran-Contra affair, and this was done in the open!