While Democrats and media outlets continue to obsess over perpetually changing stories about Russia’s alleged hacking of U.S. elections, the Trump administration is hard at work weeding out government pigs with makeup that set up slush funds for leftwing groups through federal court settlements. This week, the Justice Department banned federal attorneys from enriching “third-party organizations” that were never victimized in the first place through re-distributions of settlement funds.

Obama DOJ slush-fund shuttered

Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions announced on June 5 that the Department of Justice forbids government attorneys from forcing defendants to fund third-party organizations.

Sessions says government lawyers must focus distributions on those who are actually victimized according to court verdict. The Obama administration created and supported such payments to outside groups that had no direct affiliation with cases. Henceforth, according to Sessions, settlements would be made to victims first and then to the American people instead of “bankrolling third-party special interest groups and friends of the party in power."

Hundreds of millions steered to leftwing groups

Many of the cases involve high-stakes, big-dollar settlements like Bank of America’s $16.65 billion settlement with the Department of Justice in 2014 in which affiliate Countrywide Financial was directed to donate $100 million to community and legal groups in lieu of the settlement’s total value.

The administration argues such funds going to an array of third-party special interests is nothing more than a political payoff for the party in power -- payments to supporters.

Policy implemented by Eric Holder

With billions of dollars at stake, opponents say the Obama administration used federal lawsuit settlements as a Slush Fund for leftwing organizations like ACORN, which steers voter registrations to the Democratic Party.

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Holder, the discredited Atty. Gen. under Barack Obama, structured similar deals that fed advocacy groups in Democratic strongholds like Chicago, including a $13 billion agreement with JPMorgan Chase and a $7 billion deal with Citibank. Opponents of such third-party payments by way of federal lawsuits say the policy was nothing more than unadulterated government corruption.

Lawyers banned from sponsoring settlement cash grabs

Recently, Fox News reported that congressional investigators say the Obama Administration guided billions of dollars from settlement slush funds to left-wing groups like National Council of La Raza, National Urban League and National Community Reinvestment Coalition through the DOJ led by Holder. Now, under Sessions, distribution of settlement funds by federal attorneys to third-party groups will be actionable offenses.