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CFPB Joins Justice In Shaking Down Banks For Democrat Activist Groups (Flashback from 2015)
Investors Business Daily ^ | 6/7/2015

Posted on 11/28/2017 6:57:48 PM PST by sdthree

Extortion: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is diverting potentially millions of dollars in settlement payments for alleged victims of lending bias to a slush fund for poverty groups tied to the Democratic Party. We've seen this before at the Justice Department, which Congress earlier this year scolded for "shortchanging" alleged victims of Bank of America and Citibank the same way. Justice funneled at least $150 million into a slush fund for Democratic interests, unconstitutionally avoiding Congress. Now, a little-noticed item on the CFPB's website reveals the powerful new agency is launching its own scheme to provide backdoor funding for nonprofit urban groups politically aligned with Democrats. The CFPB plans to create a so-called Civil Penalty Fund from its own shakedown operations targeting financial institutions. Through ramped-up (and trumped-up) anti-discrimination lawsuits and investigations, the agency will bankroll some 60 liberal nonprofits, many of whom are radical Acorn-style pressure groups. It says these organizations will provide "financial coaching" for low-income homebuyers, as well as "housing and social services." But their activities are more political than charitable.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banking; bho44; cfpb; leandra; nglish; obamacfpb; shakedown; trumpcfpb
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CFPB was set up by the Democrats to rob from the banks in order to finance a slush fund for leftist activist groups.

It is why they’re fighting tooth and nail to keep control of the agency

We are talking billions of dollars. In a CNBC interview of English’s lawyer, it was revealed that Leandra English’s lawsuit is being funded by anonymous sources. The judge needs to compel English to reveal who is funding her lawsuit. If it is one or more of the organizations that received money from the Civil Penalty Fund, then it’s a criminal act and people need to go to jail

1 posted on 11/28/2017 6:57:48 PM PST by sdthree
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To: sdthree

Claw it all back - every last cent!

2 posted on 11/28/2017 7:02:41 PM PST by Gahanna Bob
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To: sdthree

When the Federal Government is involved in everything, then everything becomes politics, everything becomes a skimming operation, and everything becomes corrupt.

3 posted on 11/28/2017 7:13:20 PM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88

DemoRATs have run our government like the mafia used to run Las Vegas.

4 posted on 11/28/2017 7:27:23 PM PST by vette6387
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To: sdthree


5 posted on 11/28/2017 7:28:58 PM PST by SunTzuWu
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To: sdthree
The Democrats have absolutely corrupted everything. And, gotten away with it.

Look at Lois Lerner, still laughing.

6 posted on 11/28/2017 7:29:05 PM PST by blam
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To: Gahanna Bob


7 posted on 11/28/2017 7:29:52 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Screw The NFL!!!!!! My family fought for the flag!)
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To: sdthree

The CFPB was set up to establish an unaccountable slush fund for liberals.

First they accused the banks of racism for not lending to minorities who did not qualify for conventional loans.

When the banks found themselves burdened with the resulting non-performing loans, they and the quasi-government loan insuring agencies bundled those bad loans with good loans and sold them as investment packages with high interest rates.

When those agencies found high demand for those bundled loans, they set up huge incentives for managers to sell ever increasing volumes of these high interest/high risk loan packages.

Later, when those loans went into default, the government went after the banks for creating these risky investments, and imposed huge fine on those banks.

The resulting fines were unaccountable and the democrats directed those monies to shadow groups who in turn funded democrat campaigns and other liberal programs.

Franklin Raines and Jamie Gorelick made tens of millions of dollars in salary and bonuses from the scheme.

Dozens belong in jail for this fraud.

8 posted on 11/28/2017 7:54:51 PM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: G Larry

You are correct. Community reinvestment act put the banks in a position where they had to make loans to people who should not have been given so much as a library card

9 posted on 11/28/2017 9:07:49 PM PST by sdthree
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To: Gahanna Bob

When will heads roll? If there is no deterrent it will continue

10 posted on 11/29/2017 3:00:42 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Trump plays chess the rest are still playing checkers)
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To: sdthree; PGR88; blam; G Larry; ronnie raygun

I believe we should pause and think how President Trump, and President Trump alone, upset the Progressives’ plans to deliver us into outright despotism.

Had Hillary won, all of the emerging mechanisms that sought to silence the opposition in 2016 would now be in high gear. That means talk radio, Facebook, Twitter, and conservative groups . . . no more.

Yet President Trump is only a respite. Congress is still scared of its shadow. The GOP is far happier as a minority partner with the rats, who KNOW what to do with power.

Despite winning in 2016, we are still at the point of crisis.

Perhaps Mulvaney will prevail and expose the corruption inherent in a thoroughly unconstitutional CFPB. But like the Lois Lerner/Koskinen IRS, I don’t expect felony convictions or impeachments.

Do you?

As our government increasingly illustrates, voting alone is an insufficient means to restore free government.

11 posted on 11/29/2017 4:20:20 AM PST by Jacquerie (
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REFERENCE--Southern Poverty Law Center Transfers Millions in Cash to Offshore Entities
freebeacon / FR Posted on 08/31/2017 3:47:45 AM PDT by Sub-Driver


The SPLC off-shore banking scam sounds suspiciously like the Madoff fraud. When he went to jail, investigators found Ponzi King Bernie Madoff had stashed billions offshore---into a labyrinth of financial entities.


Some $8.9 billion was funneled to Madoff through a dozen so-called feeder funds based in Europe, the Caribbean and Central America......a labyrinth of hedge funds, management companies and service providers that, to unsuspecting outsiders, seemed to compose a formidable system of checks and balances.

But the purpose of this complex architecture was just the opposite: the feeder funds provided different modes for directing money to Madoff in order to avoid scrutiny.


The Bank Secrecy Act should be mobilized----to follow the paper trail and determine how money changed hands among (a) SPLC (b) Obama and OFA, (c) leftist groups and donors.

Demand that the scope and dimension of collusion in sub rosa deals be examined, as to who might be personally profiting and if financing domestic terrorism is being facilitated.

<><> L/E needs to examine bank accounts of the aforementioned.

<><> Joint bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer funds from one account to another, and/or wire-transferred offshore;

<><> To cover their tracks, fake invoices might be created to show that money deposited into SPLC accounts was being used for legitimate purposes.

<><> Financial schemes scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of payments from financial sources that actually covered the transfer of funds for insiders' personal use and/or for financing domestic terrorism.

Shady banking transactions could be prosecuted under the (1) Bank Secrecy ACT, (2) RICO, and, (3) the Hobbs Act.


<><> L/E should get ahold of: (1) copies of SPLC checks, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) SPLC correspondence including snail mail, e-mail, mobile devices, cell phones, (8) contracts, (9) loan agreements, (10) other account books or official records.

L/E should also explore (a) monies paid to brokers, sub- brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.

<><> L/E should scrutinize bank accounts for suspicious activites: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) frequent requests for withdrawals.

<><> SPLC bank records might also show diversions to secret LLC accounts, to money launder and to operate personal ventures;

Tax fraud may also be a factor, facilitated by withdrawals, gift cards purchases, credit card purchases and intra-bank transfers from legal bank accounts into personal accounts, or redistribution schemes.

<><> A huge tipoff is whether SPLC bank withdrawals support luxurious lifestyle including payments for real estate, investment and stock holdings, jewelry, luxury vehicles, resort travel....... and gifts and purchases from luxury outlets.

12 posted on 11/29/2017 4:23:23 AM PST by Liz (Liberals are incapable of governing or practicing journalism in a normal American way.)
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Call President Trump: Comments: 202-456-1111 Switchboard: 202-456-1414

Contact Jeff Sessions
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Comment Line: 202-353-1555
Switchboard: 202-514-2000

13 posted on 11/29/2017 4:24:32 AM PST by Liz (Liberals are incapable of governing or practicing journalism in a normal American way.)
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To: Jane Long; GOPJ; RitaOK; DollyCali; Tennessee Nana; sickoflibs; TADSLOS; AuntB; SgtBob; ...

BACKSTORY House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), revealed that the Obama Justice Dept (aided and abetted by Congressional Democrats and then-AG Eric Holder) apparently violated US laws by demanding settlements from businesses in the form of “mandatory donations” to left liberal activist groups.

Over two years of the Obama admin those coerced “donations” amounted to a billion dollars.

In an apparent looting and shakedown scheme akin to an organized crime MO, left-wing interest groups (a) the radical La Raza, (b) the Urban League, (c) the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, (d) Neighborhood America (formerly ACORN) that stood to gain from mandatory donation provisions were they, themselves, involved in placing self-serving provisions in the Obama govt’s shakedown scheme.

It is entirely possible that the Obama admin, Eric Holder, Congressional Democrats and left wing groups may have committed federal offenses, including, but not limited to:

<><> Title 18 U.S.C. §1341, Mail Fraud, 18 U.S.C.§1001, Presenting a False Document to an Agent of the US Government for funding (may involve several felonies and could include forgery);

<><> 18 U.S.C.§1027 False statements and concealment of facts in relation to funding documents required by ERISA enacted 1974 and other possible offenses including civil and/or criminal RICO violations.

<><> 18 U.S.C. §§1961-68 (RICO Act)18 U.S.C. §1001 (making false Statements to Agents of the US Government regarding federal funding),

<><> 18 U.S.C. §241(Conspiracies Against Civil Rights). Violation of Civil Rights under Color of law and conspiracy. Conspiring with others to violate conservative students’ 4th amendment rights.

<><> Possibly full investigations centering on RICO conspiracies under 18 U.S.C. §1962(c) could be warranted because (1) the persons (2) were employed by or associated with a federally funded enterprise (3) that engaged in or affected interstate commerce and that (4) the persons operated or managed the enterprise (5) through a “pattern” (6) of racketeering activity, and (7) the taxpayers were injured by reason of the “pattern” of racketeering activity.

<><> Alleged Offenses could include Violation of Rights – which prohibits in relevant part, “two or more persons (from conspiring) to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District

<><> Title 18 U.S.C. §2 41 – Conspiracy Against Constitutional mandates in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of having so exercised the same . . .” See, 18 U.S.C. §241.

Taxpayers demand the following agencies commence investigations of liberal campus activities at once:

<><> FBI — Wire Fraud Division

<><> IRS-Fraud Unit

<><> Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General,

<><> Department of Commerce’s Office of Inspector General.

<><> DOJ’s Criminal Division— Public Integrity Section

<><> DOJ Criminal Division—Organized Crime and Gang Section.

ACTION NOW-—Contact your Representative and Senators Capitol Switchboard 1-866-220-0044

Call President Trump—— Comments: 202-456-1111 Switchboard: 202-456-1414

TALKING POINTS: (A) taxpayers demand reparations for leftist groups shakedown schemes. (B) sever all public funds, including federal funds to these criminal groups.

14 posted on 11/29/2017 4:31:55 AM PST by Liz (Liberals are incapable of governing or practicing journalism in a normal American way.)
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To: Liz

Great 0bamarama Shake Down flashback.

15 posted on 11/29/2017 4:48:48 AM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: Liz; sdthree; All

Posts; thread BUMP

16 posted on 11/29/2017 4:51:12 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Liz

If Trump was serious about draining the swamp, he would have appointed Giuliani as AG.

As you accurately pointed out, the Democrats have been operating like organized crime, and who is better than Giuliani in taking down organized crime?

17 posted on 11/29/2017 5:55:52 AM PST by sdthree
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I think Rudy took himself out of the problems I believe.

18 posted on 11/29/2017 5:57:31 AM PST by Liz (Liberals are incapable of governing or practicing journalism in a normal American way.)
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To: Jacquerie

I expect Mulvaney to shut down CFPB.

I don’t expect any prosecutions of Dems until Sessions moves on.

No idea why he doesn’t have the guts when he certainly has the evidence.

19 posted on 11/29/2017 6:19:19 AM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: Liz

It’s incredible, Liz. Thanks for posting this intelligence.

20 posted on 11/29/2017 8:34:15 AM PST by poconopundit (MAGA... Get the Spirit. Grow your community. Focus on your Life's Work. Enpower the Young.)
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