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Posted on 06/19/2009 7:03:18 PM PDT by radar101
BELOW VIDEO - UPDATE:
Anita MonCrief, the woman I interviewed last night, has just learned she's being sued. She put out a Tweet alerting the world about it and I just got off the phone with her.
"Urgent: Tweeps, I have been sued by Project Vote/ACORN. Federal Lawsuit. If I have to maintain radio silence for awhile, I am still here. RT" As you can imagine, she's stunned but not surprised, and is seeking legal counsel, as she reads through a 30-page complaint.
They're trying to shut her up. She knows too much, as you will see by going to her website and/or listening to her interview with me on last night's show.
Pray for her. She's one of the good guys.
Why Obama and ACORN Fear Anita Moncrief
Michelle Malkin has additional links
*** Wednesday night, June 17...
Just wrapped up an hourlong interview with ACORN whistleblower Anita Moncrief. Stunning revelations. How many in Congress are in bed with ACORN? Well, she named a few during our interview: Sen. Chuck Schumer, Rep. Gerald Nadler, Sen. John Conyer, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Rep. Maxine Waters. And there are more.
Listen to the interview by linking here. OR, watch this six-minute interview Anita did with Fox News' Megan Kelly on May 11th. Anita's a brave woman. What she knows is very damaging to ACORN, if only honest people will use that information and take appropriate action. There's so much corruption and stink connected to this organization, you can smell it all the way into the halls of Congress.
Michael Gaynor at Renew America wrote a piece about Anita last October. Titled "Why Obama and ACORN fear Anita MonCrief", I'm excerpting a portion of it here. I believe THIS is why the lawsuit was filed. To intimidate MonCrief into silence.
What does Anita know that ACORN does not want the public to know, especially before Election Day 2008?
Anita made the following statements (basis or basis set forth in parenthesis at end):
1. Project Vote has violated its 501(c)(3) status by using government and private grants that ultimately go directly or indirectly to ACORN (based on direct knowledge).
2. ACORN, Project Vote and Citizens Services Inc. (CSI) are essentially the same organization with different tax designations that are used to facilitate the transfer of money between them (based on direct and indirect knowledge).
3. ACORN has promoted a culture of dishonesty motivated by reaching target Voter Registration goals and senior staff have portrayed an attitude that allows for some "bad" cards in order to reach these goals (based on direct and indirect knowledge).
4. Karyn Gillette, Project Vote Development Director, Jeff Robinson, senior Project Vote "money man" and Nathan Henderson James, Project Vote Research and Political Director are all employed by CSI and may have worked directly with anyone seeking the services of CSI and money paid to CSI would have obvious ACORN ties (based on direct and indirect knowledge and documents).
5. Zach Polett, former Executive Director of Project Vote and former director of ACORN Political Operations mentioned that Obama had worked for us and that he even supervised him during a ACORN Political staff retreat in November 2007 (based on direct knowledge).
Obama in the last presidential debate: "My only involvement I've had with ACORN was I represented them alongside the U.S. Justice Department in making Illinois implement a motor voter law that helped people get registered at DMVs."
That's a lie, not a fact.
Yes, Obama represented ACORN in that lawsuit and the Clinton Justice Department predictably sided with ACORN.
But that was NOT Obama's only involvement with ACORN.
And Obama looked into the camera during the last presidential debate and flat out lied to the American people about it (in his calm, seemingly non-threatening manner).
ACORN is the organization with which Obama has been associated throughout his adult life, as organizer, trainer, lawyer, funder and political beneficiary...and Obama's Achilles heel.
Anita reports revealing connections between ACORN and the Obama campaign based on personal knowledge.
In late 2007, Anita reports, Anita received a call from the Obama campaign asking if this was the same Project Vote that Obama worked for in the 90's. With the staff retreat fresh in mind, Anita answered yes and sent an email to Zach Polett, Karyn Gillette, Nathan Henderson James, and Kevin Whelan stating that the campaign wanted someone to call them back regarding some media questions that were being asked at the time.
In late 2007, Anita reports, Karyn Gillette approached Anita to tell her that she had direct contact with the Obama campaign and had obtained their donor lists. This meeting took place sometime in November of 2007 and may have even been a conference call between the campaign and Project Vote. Anita was given an excel spreadsheet to work with for cultivation of new donors. When Anita had trouble because of the duplicates, Karyn stated that she would contact her person at the campaign and see if they had another one.
Anita reports that Karyn Gillette also provided lists obtained from the Kerry and Clinton campaigns, as well as the 2004 DNC donor lists, and that these lists were shared with the Political directors of roughly 12 ACORN battleground states in order to raise money for a $28 million dollar (number as of 11/2007) voter registration drive (based on direct and indirect knowledge and documents).
Anita reports that research uncovered after the Rathke embezzlement scandal showed that persons demanded a forensic audit and suggested a well-known, credible firm to do it, but Bertha Lewis told them that the auditors came back with a contract that was "too expensive" and that's what Dale Rathke told funders back when they were hoping Arthur Anderson would take over auditing (based on indirect knowledge and documents).
Anita reports that ACORN and Project Vote used CCI to transfer money between the organizations and may be guilty of violating RICO statues (based on indirect knowledge and documents).
Anita reports that Sidley Austin, Obama's old law firm, is representing ACORN pro-bono and Mesirow Financial, the firm hired to provide financial advice to ACORN, is headed by a major Obama donor, Richard Mesirow (based on indirect knowledge and documents).
Anita also notes that questions have been raised about the shredding or destruction of documents by ACORN's own lawyers (based on documents).
Bottom line: ACORN has been improperly coordinating with and operating as an arm of the Obama campaign, and "the Senator from ACORN"'s involvement with ACORN has been much more than his lawful representation of ACORN in the motor voter case years ago.
© Michael Gaynor
Silencing the “problems”.
She needs to fight it.
Wonder if freepers can help her at all.
What can we do, I’m in if we can figure out a way to help her. I would do about anything that is legal to help get ACORN off the American map. It is a thug organization that is using our money to get democrats elected AND I AM SICK OF IT!
Despite all the community service pap, ACORN is as ACORN does.
If everything the liberals accused Nixon of doing were true, it still wouldn’t rise to a fraction of what they happily accept from Obama.
This man is using the power of government and our tax dollars to carry out his personal vendettas and the vendettas of his friends.
I hope they don’t kill her!
Ya know, I never thought I would live in a country where political opposition was rounded up and sent off to prison. Here we are some 6 months into this administration and they’re already destroying anyone who pops their head up in opposition.
I hate to think what things will look like next January.
Holy crap anyone that dares to stand up to the Obama-ACORN machine needs a defense fund.
As corrupt as ACORN appears to be, doubtful there's much they wouldn't do to silence anyone who speaks out with insider information about them. There appear to be a multitude of sham organizations coming out of the rotten core of the entities that all together call themselves "ACORN." it will take witnesses and non-government affiliated investigators to get to as close to the bottom of this as they can get. Congress should NOT be involved investigating as chances are they have involvement that would not be divulged or would be minimized to affect an outcome, nor should parties to the present administration as they are intimately tied to ACORN.
HE WON...just ask him or Gibbs. Thinks he is invincible.....wait.
SHe must get on as many programs as possible. Get her message out. There is a certain amount of safety in having people know what is happening. Hopfully FBI will also give her some protection.
Is she getting legal aid? SUrely some conservative lawyer can help her.
True, when in a sane world, ACORN would be facing RICO [Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act] charges in multiple States....and Federally.
And a lead witness subpoenaed by the prosecution would be their sometimes attorney, and President of The United States, Barack Obama.
Wonder what we could do? Pray she doesn’t have an “accident”.
Burris under investigation for perjury > key witness dies > Burris announces reelection campaign/charges dismissed/Burris comments on ‘reparations’ support.
Yeah. Pray for her and someone get the word out big. She needs press.