JUSTICE TO PROBE CENTER FOR MEDICAL PROGRESS — While congressional committees investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices, the Justice Department agreed to look into whether the group that released the sting videos obtained the footage legally. In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would “review all of the information and determine what the appropriate steps moving forward would be.” Planned Parenthood has staunchly defended its practices and claims that the Center for Medical Progress illegally obtained its footage, then excessively edited it to misrepresent what the organization does.
Four Democrats in Congress — Reps. Jan Schakowsky, Zoe Lofgren, Jerry
Nadler, and Yvette Clarke — have written to Attorney General Loretta
Lynch and California Attorney General Kamala Harris, asking them to open
investigations into the Center for Medical Progress. The Democrats say
the videos were filmed as part of an “elaborate scheme” — using “fake
identification” and without the approval of the Planned Parenthood
doctor who appears in them.
It’s interesting that Lynch decided so early to make a statement
about the group. There are certainly more videos to come, and if
Planned Parenthood’s panicked press releases are any indication, the
footage may be far more damaging than anything that’s been revealed thus
far. However, given the abject politicization of multiple agencies
under Obama’s command — including the Internal Revenue Service, which
targeted conservative non-profits, and the DOJ, which has been hesitant
to investigate Obama allies — it seems unlikely that Lynch and those who
report to her will ever crack down on Abortion, Inc.
No probe into Planned Parenthood, only into the organization outing them.
Life in Obama's America.
p.s. This one's for you William.