Jeff Sessions Orders Look into ‘DOJ Slush Fund’ Payments to Leftists

Jeff Sessions Orders Look into ‘DOJ Slush Fund’ Payments to Leftists, by Ian Mason.

The [internal DOJ] memo asks all components of the DOJ to recount the last ten years of payments made to non-governmental organizations as third parties in settlements …

These “cy pres” payments were a long-standing policy of having mostly corporate defendants, for example in a civil rights suit, agree to pay into charities as part of their settlement with the government to avoid further prosecution.

In recent years, especially during the Obama administration, the practice increasingly 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.

Congressional Republicans and conservative groups decried the payments for years, often characterizing the system as a “slush fund” for leftists but, since they were made under the auspices of the Department of Justice using broad, decades-old legislation, it was difficult to rein in.

Attorney General Sessions, however, put a stop to the payments unilaterally in June …