The Justice Department has concluded that the Obama administration can lawfully pay the community group Acorn for services provided under contracts signed before Congress banned the government from providing funds to the group.
The department’s conclusion, laid out in a recently disclosed five-page memorandum from David Barron, the acting assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel, adds a new wrinkle to a sharp political debate over the antipoverty group’s activities and recent efforts to distance the government from it.
Holder, BTW, is still refusing to conduct a formal investigation of ACORN. Hardly surprising, considering that ACORN is the flipside of the SEIU ( they were both formed by radical activist Wade Rathke), who spent a mere $30 million or so that we know about to get Prez Zero elected.
Needless to say, I'm not the only one who notices this blatant conflict of interest..most transparent administration evah!
Nor is Holder alone here, as California Attorney General Jerry Brown also refuses to investigate ACORn and said they have 'a right to privacy'...even after Andrew Breitbart's people found a huge hoard of documents ACORN tried to dispose of in a dumpster, some of which were actually pertaining to what Ag brown was supposedly investigating... and which ACORN probably told the understanding Brown that they simply couldn't locate!
This isn't the first time Brown has been derelict in his duty to the people of California. He also refused to defend Proposition 8 in court, even though that was his mandated responsibility as Attorney General.
Of course, he's looking for a new job now - a reprise as California's governor.
Personally, the idea of the Obama Administration and other leftards going down with ACORN's sinking ship is not unappealing, but I'd like to think that people like Brown and Holder have a least some semblance of the idea of the justice they swore to uphold.