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The US Chamber of Commerce is under investigation

by Thom Hartmann posted Jun 27 2012 3:46PM
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is taking a close look at the Chamber of Commerce’s political activities.On Tuesday – Schneiderman issued a subpoena to executives with organizations that have funneled millions of dollars into the Chamber of Commerce under the disguise of charitable contributions, to determine whether or not that money was actually used for political purposes – like running ads against Democrats and lobbying Congress.

Conservatives like Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers may have been violating the tax code, claiming tax-exempt status, to shield their donors, while they run blatant political advertising.  But now, Attorney General Schneiderman is on to them, and his investigation could blow open the doors of these giant pools of dark money – revealing exactly who is behind at least some of the cash flowing into the 2012 election.

Republicans had hoped this issue wouldn’t be litigated before the election, so as to keep the anonymous money flowing in and assuming that a Romney administration wouldn't prosecute them, but with Attorney General Schneiderman throwing around these subpoenas, we may well soon see some much needed transparency in our politics. Keep an eye on this one.

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06/27/2012 3:51PM
The US Chamber of Commerce is under investigation
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06/27/2012 7:48PM
Boss of Retirement
The Chamber of Commerence is one of the best organizations there is. they do more non profit things for the community. now another mickey mouse deal that the democrats think they can use to point fingers instead of fighting the major issues in this county.... Primary,,,, OBAMA MUST GO.
07/27/2012 2:44PM
The US Chamber does not support communities.
Local Chambers of Commerce are valuable as they do things in the communities. The US Chamber, which is supported by our dues to the local Chamber is nothing but a right wing organization that only exists to prop up the 1%'ers, Wall Street, and huge business interests. Get rid of the US Chamber!!
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