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The new Republican chairman of the house very powerful House Judiciary Committee has put a President Obama on notice.
Be prepared for investigations one of the first potential targets an organization close to President Obama -- -- arts acorn.
Has the time finally come to -- a real light on this organizations shady dealings joining us now with more is that -- made and senior editor at capitol research centers are.
You've been on the show before appreciate having you back -- -- effect hey Larry -- we're -- we're talking about aren't they just gonna -- I don't know declare bankruptcy comeback is being -- and -- that well maybe what what's new in this story.
Well they play they filed that for chapter seven bankruptcy which means that they're actually gonna wind.
Down the organization.
And they're gonna have to account for what they did with the money.
And I didn't expect they would do that but there is they did it they all they are also.
Doing it so that they can.
Not have to pay back a million dollars that they've borrowed from forest city Ratner.
They took money.
To support the Atlantic yards land grab their in New York they're gonna build.
A big complex and and stadium for the net.
We get to that no you could certainly.
We gonna get that we happen again -- had articulated that Iran will eventually happen next we're we're gonna get that.
-- and just edit Alan -- get -- you Ellen Ratner Bruce's sister -- will get there and behind the island.
But but what's that you take one step further -- didn't.
Obama excuse -- -- did -- say let's not pursue this -- these investigations of voter fraud by a vote tampering considered -- Or are they still open investigations.
He is he killed an investigation that the Department of Justice.
Was doing early in his administration.
So he has not been helpful.
There is I still have a FOIA requests pending with -- Shut -- Shaun Donovan Hud secretary was a very close to acorn for five years when he was mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York -- Housing development commissioners and there are a lot of an -- and answered questions.
The foyer request is eight months old this month.
And there's a lot of things that haven't been looked into.
President Obama was very -- -- may not see the day.
So are real quickly you say yeah that there may be some.
There may have been some legal advice given to acorn by one of the investigators in the acorn.
Case is that right.
Pretty close let me just explain.
Congressman Jerrold Nadler -- Democrat New York is chairman of one of the subcommittees that House Judiciary Committee right now.
He was pushed by -- chairman of the full committee congressman John Conyers Democrat Michigan to investigate acorn Conyers -- Acorn should be looked into last year then then Conyers suddenly backed out of -- a few weeks later saying the powers that be decided against it.
So somebody obviously must have leaned on him and no one has really looked at the question -- never himself gave legal advice to acorn he came up.
With the bill of attained your argument the argument to sue.
Congress to stop the -- Finding it matters how we found out that attitude but -- they can be funny he never met you understand what I'm like a conflict of -- -- it does sound look quite a bit like a conflict it is now listen -- I know you're related to.
The group that is now my honor.
It's your brother you can choose not to talk about this you can I don't know I'm happy to talk about it even though I don't really know my -- business I do know something about the Atlantic yards project and I do know something about -- -- Bertha Lewis at.
It was up a public partnership.
That actually was approved -- by the city and the state as I understand I could be -- and it was to bring jobs to Brooklyn.
In terms of construction at center and people like him who could go Ollie wants about you know how these people are getting rich and all this kind of stuff well frankly -- today it is that the Brooklyn project.
It's really about bringing jobs to Brooklyn I have -- -- my brother I've known my whole life.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Insiders into the investigation into the committee that may be investigative says I got some legal advice 3COM.
-- Well you know I guess it would be a conflict I don't know that much about it but I will tell you this that -- anybody -- -- a large organization.
Knows that people sometimes underneath you are put not kinda shouldn't get shenanigans and you might not know about it and sell well I think you know welcome nonviolent way.
-- -- the only problem I have is when people instructing people how to falsify tax returns when people are obviously here we wanna sign of the -- what do we do we want you to voted Democrat here and we want to be registered Democrat.
I got a real problem this is America you -- to make your -- -- -- you don't commit felonies like you've struck.
Of course they do and I know he's ever run a corporation has ever had well a lot of yeah.
Same here Monica let's stay on acorn yes he should they even be allowed to exist.
Look it took a fake -- and a fake prostitute to expose the wrongdoing the criminal wrongdoing of acorn and the result of that was that congress what let's be clear.
Acorn have a lot of public funding taxpayer dollars coming into it.
In light of the exposed scandals congress pulled the funding.
Acorn now technically no longer exist but you're right it could reconstitute itself -- big corn and go to congress and and try to get.
Monica actually they let Israel have stating that got -- you want segregate the -- -- -- but but I if I'm not mistaken they could actually still be a part of they wanted to just be.
The big claim bankruptcy so they have to -- -- incentives -- -- this in best marketing move for them to keep an -- and that -- but I doubt this is just.
Bad business as usual and in Washington this is you know.
I'm trained to look for patterns if there's a behavioral and psychological pattern I have to call it as -- see it.
These folks don't abide by the rules the idea that you would excuse your underlings paid they're frauds.
I can't be responsible for that -- at the top.
Well wait you're not.
Really how how how -- that shouldn't we hold you responsible isn't exactly what we want now in America the truth.
Look I am glad and I think that when you when they investigate acorn and they find out that that tape was doctored.
And Bertha Lewis and what she really tried to -- comes out I think Michael Lewis is gonna look terrific -- bring.
No way to know what I don't have to argue that we're not talking just about the -- the -- -- hey we're talking how the Pentagon documents on the West Coast go ahead.
It wasn't you what they walked into an office.
And except in one office of acorn across America.
The that workers were more than happy to help them but give them advice you know breaking the law.
And the fact that the fact that James O'Keefe is a good showman.
And that he wore -- pink costume in the -- throw in the intro to the video doesn't mean that there is any deception involved.
Had so yeah he's well -- doing what they generally acknowledged.
Got to get totally all make sense these groups.
Catered to and empower those who claim that they have been disenfranchised.
And they're entitled to break the law.
That's why you had and this woman this woman applauding.
The rioters in the street I don't know why could she'd rather take.
Down the country then build.
I absolutely out of your -- on how he's -- rating already -- -- -- -- the so I don't know this -- -- good I -- I mean how much money in America and you know I think of 40000.
You wouldn't you -- you to be in big groups doing the 40000 employees I would.
Not a company it's not a huge company but I do run a company and it's not in bankruptcy and I run a -- -- among the kind you can run.
And that is the our problem and you've got ourselves and yet all of you liberal people I do a -- violence or your.
-- -- usually smoke thank you.
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