On the heels of Dem AGs and DAs from New York City to Georgia investigating and indicting political opponents from Trump to the NRA, the D.C. AG is going after a conservative judicial group.
Washington D.C. Attorney General Brian Schwalb is investigating judicial activist Leonard Leo and his network of nonprofit groups, according to a person with direct knowledge of the probe.
The scope of the investigation is unclear. But it comes after POLITICO reported in March that one of Leo’s nonprofits — registered as a charity — paid his for-profit company tens of millions of dollars in the two years since he joined the company. A few weeks later, a progressive watchdog group filed a complaint with the D.C. attorney general and the IRS requesting a probe into what services were provided and whether Leo was in violation of laws against using charities for personal enrichment.
A leftist media group ran a smear of a conservative organization being targeted by opponents of conservative judges, then a leftist group files a “complaint” urging a leftist AG to prosecute its political opponents. And then the leftist AG goes ahead and investigates a group of political opponents who serve as direct career rivals. I’m sure the results of the investigation will be a complete and utter surprise.
This is a matter that’s within the scope of federal authorities, especially the IRS, not the D.C. AG, but leftists exploit every lever of power that they have without regard to legally appropriate venue.
Shall we discuss how many leftists and their political campaigns pay money from non-profits to for-profits? We’d be here all day. It’s so routine in D.C. that half the area’s wealth wouldn’t exist without it.
So this is selective prosecution being carried out in a place overrun by actual criminals.
Washington D.C. (much like New York) won’t investigate or lock up criminals, just political opponents.
The Left has weaponized prosecutors as tools of suppressing their political opponents. This is Soviet-style stuff and it’s coming from the very same movement that used to squawk about “McCarthyism”.
When AGs and DAs abuse the law to engage in selective prosecutions, that’s not the law, that’s political repression.