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Posted on 11/07/2011 2:14:19 PM PST by Sub-Driver
House Oversight Chairman Calls for Probe into ACORN Role in Occupy Wall Street
By Jana Winter
Published November 07, 2011 | FoxNews.com
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is calling for an investigation into allegations that ACORN-related group New York Communities for Change "engaged in fraud through its participation in the Occupy Wall Street protests."
In a letter dated Monday, Issa, R-Calif., called for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch of the Eastern District of New York to launch a probe into allegations first reported by FoxNews.com that NYCC may have "solicited donations from union members under false pretenses and misappropriated those funds to support the protesters."
In an Oct. 26. report, FoxNews.com 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."
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It'll work too. No one's going to lay a finger on Acorn, at least not this time around.
If we are to get anywhere with these destructive groups we need to fast track the process and break them. Does anyone in DC have the balls to put this all together and cut off the head of the snake?
Nothing is illegal anymore if Done-While-Democrat.
And felony fund-raising fraud doesn’t even approach the yawn level for the queers running the New York times these days.
How about the Republican’s expend the same energy working to get Obamacare repealed?
We have all heard the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS) described as a grassroots movement. We have been told that it just sprang up after Adbusters, a Canadian left-wing magazine, floated the idea on the internet. The Dominant Liberal Establishment Media (DLEM) has continued repeating this implausible propaganda line since September, despite emerging evidence that OWS has actually been orchestrated by a whos who list of American radical extremists. It has become clear that Adbusters is just one of a host of leftist organizations, supported by the Tides Foundation and/or George Soros, that have been jointly planning the OWS movement since at least February 2011.
Last week, Occupy Chicago protesters stormed City Hall to let Mayor Rahm Emanuel know their displeasure in the recent arrests of the Occupy campers at Grant Park on Michigan Avenue. They were lead by radical anti-war activists Joe Iosbaker (SEIU) and Andy Thayer, who we have reported on in the past for their ongoing investigations by the FBI. In September of 2010 they were targeted for suspicion of providing material support to Hamas, the F.A.R.C. and other terrorist organizations. Hat Tip: Rebelpundit
Names like Stephen Lerner (SEIU) or Wade Rathke (ACORN founder) are among those exposed as main strategists behind OWS. Stephen Lerner said of OWS events, Its a confluence of planned and unplanned demonstrations . We (radical organizations) build on each other. We go ping-ponging back and forth.
Also, Dave Swanson, a former communications director for ACORN, said: were planning to model our behavior on the actions that happened earlier this year in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, in Tunisia, and the actions you see in Spain and Greece and countries around the world when governments get even a fraction as bad as ours has gotten.
Also, AFL-CIO trained anarchist, Lisa Fithian, is the top street-level organizer of the Occupy Wall Street movement. As a longtime community organizer and direct-action agitator, she was a key organizer of the violent demonstrations that caused the shutdown of the 1999 WTO meetings in Seattle. Fithian famously said: When people ask me, What do you do? I say I create crisis, because crisis is that edge where change is possible.
And David Fenton, who has ties to the Weather Underground, Bill Ayers, and Barack Obama, has been shown to be involved in promoting OWS marches. Fenton Communications has created public relations strategies for communist countries. Fenton was the photographer for Bill Ayers Weather Underground terrorist organization in the 1970s and served on the board of the Chicago Woods fund with Ayers and Obama, where they doled out 200 million dollars to radical organizations.
OWS is the culmination of a process that surfaced at the One Nation rally in Washington, D.C. in October, 2010. The Democrat Party invited a long list of labor unions and communist organizations to publicly support the Obama administration. I photographed and wrote at the time: The lines between the Democratic Party, labor unions, socialist and communist organizations, were blurred at the One Nation Working Together rally at the Lincoln Memorial . Organized by One Nation Working Together, which is headed by the cream of the Dem crop at the Democratic National Committee. The rally was a showcase for the most radical elements of the Democrat party base. This movement also has its roots in the 2009 astroturf campaign organized by Obama For America/Organizing for America and labor unions to bully and intimidate the Tea Party movement.
Unbelievable photos at the link, embedded links for sources, and more info as well.
Check out Looking at the Left link, I copied some of it above.
These pics and the behavior of these jerks remind me so much of the dirt bag protesters of the 60’s, I think it's fair to say these are dirt bags also. They protest just to be protesting whatever particular gripe they have and the Rats and unions support them.
Whoa! these Acorns might just have to answer some tough questions. I'm sure with all those prosecutions over fast and furious they are scared to death of Issa and this oversight probe!