Big Government has released part two of the San Bernardino sting. You almost feel sorry for Miss Tresa. She’s corrupt to the core, but she really poured out her soul to the nice young couple, you know? She thought she was really clicking with them.
ACORN, yesterday tried to explain away Tresa by saying she was “playing along with the joke”.
The woman, identified on the video as Tresa Kaelke, appears on posted footage to be interested in cooperating the plan. However, California ACORN head organizer Amy Schur said the video is a gross misrepresentation of what actually happened.
“In this video, there are two actors who come into our office and who were messing with us. And our employee was messing with them,” Schur said.
She said that the complete and unedited video needs to be released to the public.
Schur said that in a moment not shown on the edited video, Kaelke asked the undercover “pimp” if he was joking and then proceeded to play along with the joke.
Tresa’s play-acting was so convincing the San Bernardino police dept. is investigating the alleged homicide.
Meanwhile ACORN’s national board announced that it is closing down shop until things cool down, a bit:
ACORN, calling the actions of some of its employees “indefensible,” has suspended advising new clients as part of its service programs and is setting up an independent review to see what happened.
ACORN chief executive Bertha Lewis said in a written statement that she was “ordering a halt to any new intakes into ACORN’s service programs until completion of an independent review.”
There’s lot’s to review…The Washington Times reports:
The group and its affiliates are currently the target of at least 14 lawsuits related to voter fraud in the 2008 election and a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act complaint filed by former ACORN members.
ACORN leaders have consistently denied any wrongdoing and even said they welcomed previous attempts to undertake a congressional probe. A Capitol Hill hearing on ACORN appeared to be in the offing in the spring until House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, abruptly changed his mind. He said “the powers that be decided against it.”
A report released during the summer by Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee presented evidence that ACORN engaged in criminal misconduct including:
• Evading taxes, obstructing justice and aiding and abetting a cover-up of the nearly $1 million embezzled by Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN founder Wade Rathke.
• Committing investment fraud, depriving the public of its right to honest services, and engaging in a racketeering enterprise affecting interstate commerce.
• Committing a conspiracy to defraud the United States by using taxpayer funds for partisan political activities.
• Submitting false filings to the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor, in addition to violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Yes, ACORN is a thoroughly corrupt organization, and even stalwart libs can no longer deny it.
In recent days we’ve seen Congress finally take action in defunding ACORN. Now, private organizations, which have donated to ACORN “to make them go away” are being asked to stop funding the criminal organization (which Obama has been closely associated with). So that’s another revenue stream going going….hopefully gone, thanks to our young heroes, (who aren’t even through, yet. Next video to be dropped 9:00pm Eastern).
Part 3 of the San Bernardino sting is now up at Big Hollywood.
Oh good lord…Good God! it seems, ACORN is not gonna go down easily.
Now, as soon as the Senate votes to defund them, they say “we’ll conduct our own internal audit,” later changed to “independent audit,” and they want us to give them three months (until the story blows over and the heat’s off) to continue collecting federal money.
Three months — when, they hope, we’ll all have forgotten about this unfortunate episode.
And how “independent” is that independent auditing group? Let’s just say they’re no quite independent enough to not appreciate the yeoman’s work ACORN does on behalf of Democrats.
In a press release, ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis says, that as “a result of the indefensible action of a handful of our employees,” the group will immediately stop accepting anyone into ACORN office for service programs, will conduct in-service training of staff, and begin an audit “to review all of the systems and processes called into question by the videos,” to be conducted by the group’s Independent Advisory Council.The Council includes many prominent Democrats, including the man who helped President Obama Transition Team, John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress; former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; Andrew Stern, International President of the Service Employees International Union; and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros.
Or, as Karl tweets:
A Soros hack, an SEIU thug, someone who pleaded to lying to the FBI, and a Kennedy
THAT’S their independent advisory panel???
Hot Air has part of the San Diego sting up. It gets even sleezier, folks.
Big Government has the entire San Diego videos up, now.
Michelle Malkin says the Obama team’s attempt to distance themselves from ACORN is “Triple Snort Worthy”.