By Jim Kouri
Arguably the most corrupt and abusive administration in recent history is now declaring war on American corporations and their executives in a scheme to separate private-sector entities from their money and incarcerate top businessmen such as Donald Trump. In an announcement on Thursday, a Department of Justice official said her agency will emphasize the prosecution of top corporate executives instead of the DOJ practice of simply prosecuting and fining businesses.
While the new policy doesn’t mention by name the quintessential business tycoon Donald Trump, the leading GOP candidate for his party’s presidential nomination, a reading of the new DOJ policy on so-called white-collar crime — and DOJ action to be taken against those likely to commit such crimes — appears to identify the political phenomenon known as The Donald. A fact that hasn’t escaped the Democratic Party and their water-carrying sycophants in the news media is that Trump is the only successful businessman seeking the presidency and his business interests are vast.
Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, who authored a memo outlining the rules for federal prosecutors, announced the updated guidelines during her guest lecture at New York University Law School on Thursday. She noted that President Barack Obama authorized the Justice Department’s new guidelines that will now prioritize the prosecution of individual corporate executives for offenses involving white-collar crime. Sadly, not one journalist asked Ms. Yates how the American people can trust the DOJ when there is evidence that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) — especially Lois Lerner — colluded with the DOJ to pursue non-profit organizations that were decidedly right-of-center especially those calling themselves Tea Party.
There are some who believe the DOJ wants to have a second bite of the apple since the first time it went after Trump it lost its case. Trump Management Corporation was sued by the Justice Department for alleged racial discrimination. At the time, Trump was the company’s president. Usually, the attorneys from the Civil Rights division and the attorneys from the criminal division joined forces to bring down the real estate mogul, but failed to even put a dent in his reputation.
“The Obama administration in essence is declaring war on private-sector executives, similar to his war on police and his war on Christians. While the nation’s body-count climbs especially in inner-cities, Obama sees men in pin-stripe suits as a threat to Americans. With 94 million Americans reportedly giving up on finding jobs, Obama sees the people who create jobs and hire workers as being the enemy,” said a former police captain, now a partner in security firm, Steven Radcliffe.
“Can you image if Obama had such passion for going after corrupt members — past and present — of his own administration? Imagine Obama’s DOJ leading the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails or demanding the IRS to pursue Rev. Al Sharpton for back-taxes. But now I’m giving into wishful thinking,” Radcliffe said.
Until the revised guidelines, The DOJ would target corporations that were forced to make extravagant financial settlements or, if a case went to trial and the DOJ won in court, enormous cash penalties were levied against the targeted company. It’s been one of the biggest financial bonanzas for the federal government and a specialty of Democratic politicians. And a majority of the cases involve discrimination against blacks or illegal aliens.
According to attorney and political strategist Mike Baker, before the shift in strategy, the DOJ would charge a company for some type of crime and proceed to prosecute the targeted firm. Usually, in order to avoid unwanted publicity or expensive legal fees, the company and the DOJ will come to an agreement which usually means millions of dollars being collected from the defendant/company by the DOJ.
“Are the companies guilty of unlawful business practices? Sometimes. Is the government seeking justice or seeking a cash-collection conduit? You better believe it’s seeking the cash. If the Justice Department used the same strategy to go after corrupt politicians, such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, Rep. Charles Rangel, Rev. Al Sharpton and others, they might actually cut down on rampant government corruption and abuse. But don’t hold your breath for that,” said former criminal investigator and corporate security director Lester M. Talmadge.
“It is our obligation at the Justice Department to ensure that we are holding lawbreakers accountable regardless of whether they commit their crimes on the street corner or in the board room,” Yates told the audience, most of whom were law professors and their students. “In the white-collar context, that means pursuing not just corporate entities but also the individuals through which these corporations act.”
Civil and criminal attorneys should together focus on individuals from the very start of a criminal investigation, Yates’ memo stipulates. It also said legal actions will no longer be resolved unless there is a clear plan for legal action against a company’s individuals.
A life-long Democrat and Obama supporter, according to her Justice Department bio, “Ms. Yates has spent most of her professional career in public service and has 25 years of prosecutorial experience in the U. S. Attorney’s office. Prior to her appointment as U. S. Attorney, Ms. Yates served as the First Assistant United States Attorney for approximately seven years, and from 1994 to 2002, she was the Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section of the office from which she supervised the prosecution of all of the office’s white collar cases.”
“I don’t know how some will take this but I believe this is a way for the Obama administration to equalize the numbers of whites and blacks being incarcerated. It’s no secret that Obama and his fellow Democrats bemoan the number of blacks in our country’s prisons and jails. Well, these new guidelines will help this racially-obsessed administration even out the number of blacks, Latinos and whites imprisoned. It sounds cynical and I may be wrong,” said former police officer and security director Iris Aquino. “But I suspect the timing of the new policy and the policy’s announcement in New York City has more to do with Trump’s poll numbers and his threat to the Washington establishment,” she said.