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December 4, 2015

WSJ’s Strassel Accuses DoJ of Having Corporate Settlement-Funded ‘Liberal Slush Fund’

The Wall Street Journal‘s Kimberly Strassel writes that the Justice Department is “funneling more than half-a-billion dollars to liberal activist groups, at least some of which will actively support Democrats in the coming election.”

“It works likes this: The Justice Department prosecutes cases against supposed corporate bad actors. Those companies agree to settlements that include financial penalties,” writes Strassel. “Then Justice mandates that at least some of that penalty money be paid in the form of ‘donations’ to nonprofits that supposedly aid consumers and bolster neighborhoods.”

Many in the list of the Justice Department’s government-approved non-profit beneficiaries, Strassel notes, are “liberal activist groups.”

“To further induce companies to go the donation route, Justice considers these handouts to be worth ‘double credit’ against penalty obligations.”

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