Author Peter Schweizer was on Hannity, Tuesday night to talk about his explosive new book Extortion.
He talked about the mind-blowing corruption and political extortion that is rampant in DC, these days on both sides of the aisle but noting that it comes from the top. He compared the Regime to “the squeegee man that used to be in NYC – – they’d walk up to your car and say I want to clean your windshield – they’ve got a cloth in one hand and a brick in the other, and you’ve got to pay them or the brick’s coming through the windshield”….
He said that’s a huge problem at the DOJ. “Eric Holder is the basically the Squeegee guy holding the brick. There are companies that are being told that they are subject to DOJ investigation, criminal and civil, and then these companies are solicited for political donations to the Obama Campaign (in 2012) and now to political committees and there is statistical evidence in the book that literally, you cut your chance of going to jail in half if you make a contribution.”
He said, “the other thing they’re doing is after the 2010 midterm elections, when they had that stunning defeat in Congress, the Obama Department of Justice targeted the industries that financed the tea party candidates that got elected.”
Literally days after President Obama made that famous statement “we’re going to punish our political opponents,”[the Holder DOJ sent out an industry sweep letter to companies in the oil and gas sector which said you are subject to criminal investigation and you’d better share and cooperate….it was a clear intimidation tactic being used.”
Remember what happened to Gallup when they released some polls that weren’t pleasing to Obama, last year? All of a sudden, they were the subject of a DOJ investigation into their poll methodology…”Punish your enemies…” My God, Hannity’s right, we’re living in a Banana Republic. When are people going to wise up???
Schweizer continued to say that “the top Republican financiers in 2012 were all subject to DOJ criminal charges.” Every one. “It’s shocking really unlike anything we’ve ever seen,” he added.
“The top five positions at the DOJ beginning with Eric Holder were all campaign bundlers for the Obama Campaign. These Obama fund raisers were raising money to put Obama into power, and now are making decisions about who they are going to prosecute and who they’re not going to prosecute.” Schweizer called it ” melding of the DOJ and the campaign apparatus of the Obama campaign.”
And remember how electing this brilliant man of the left was going to elevate our standing in the world? Yeah, not so much…
Schweitzer said, “the world bank and World Economic Forum …do a study every year on competitiveness of countries. Since 2009 in both of these major studies, we’ve gone from the middle of the pack among advanced industrialized countries in perceived corruption, to now in 2013 we are at the bottom of the pack. We are now seen as most prone to corruption of any industrialized country in the world. That’s how far it slipped and how quickly it slipped.”
“And the DOJ” Schweizer claims, “is right in the middle of it.”
Serious question: Why is Eric Holder still Attorney General?
Hat tip: Doug Ross
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