This could be the start of yet another Clinton scandal…
Former U.S. Postal Service Governor Alan Kessler pressured postal executives to scuttle a planned property purchase that would have cost a friend millions of dollars, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General. The IG also found that the Postal Service general counsel, Mary Anne Gibbons, failed to act as she should have to halt Kessler’s actions and report them to the IG.
Being mired in accusations and allegations of criminal activity, ACORN has suspended advising clients until after an independent review is completed.
ACORN’s chief executive Bertha Lewis stated that she was “ordering a halt to any new intakes into ACORN’s service programs until completion of an independent review.” She further stated:
“ACORN’s independent Advisory Council will help select an independent auditor/reviewer no later than September 18th to review all of the systems and processes called into question by the videos.”
Who are the members of ACORN’s Advisory Council?
The Advisory Council includes John Podesta, president of the liberal Center for American Progress; Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a former lieutenant governor of Maryland; Andrew Stern, international president of Service Employees International Union; Henry Cisneros, a former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; John Banks, vice president of Government Relations Con Ed; and Eric Eve, senior vice president of Global Consumer Group, Community Relations, of Citigroup.
[Article – ACORN says workers conduct ‘indefensible’].
Gosh, golly, gee…their decisions aren’t going to be partial and biased. ACORN is stalling for time to regroup and perform damage control operations. It is a powerful organization and they aren’t going to let little things like corruption and scandal to stop them from furthering their various Marxist agendas [Article – 1. SEIU: ‘One of the Pillars of the ACORN Family’ | 2. Obama Advisor John Podesta Rips Glenn Beck as “Van’s chief tormentor’ | 3. Center for American Progress | 4. Trial of Ex-HUD Chief to Begin Tuesday | 5. John Banks Political Campaign Contributions 2008 Election Cycle | 6. CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC EMPLOYEES’ POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (CEIPAC) | 7. Soros Fund Management LLC SEC Form 13F | 8. Eric Eve Political Campaign Contributions 2008 Election Cycle].
ACORN, President Obama’s “community organizing” agency of choice, in the face of mounting scandals and corruption, have applied for more government funds [Article – ACORN wants another $6 million despite scandals]. In other words, taxpayer money.
ACORN has access to, but may not qualify for over $8 billion dollars of “stimu-less” money [Video – Who in Congress Is Helping ACORN Grow? | Article – 1. ACORN got $53 million in federal funds since 94, now eligible for up to $8 billion more | 2. Biased PolitiFact.com Covers for ACORN, Attacks Michele Bachmann | 3. ACORN’s Stimulus].
We’ll find out if somebody in Congress will wise up and think twice before approving any application for funding from ACORN until the organization is thoroughly investigated.
UPDATE: Fellow blog poster CW stole my thunder a little bit [Blog Post – Senate Votes To Cut Off Federal ACORN Funding]. It seems ACORN’s money spigot is temporarily shut off for now.