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-- -- -- campaign wants names it is demanding that the crossroads GPS co founded by Karl Rove disclose the names of all of its donors.
Now right now crossroads is spending millions and millions to defeat President Obama in the Obama campaign -- know what rich people want the president out.
The Obama campaign is so intent on getting those names that -- lawyer just filed a complaint with the FBC why now.
But last week a federal court upheld laws requiring nonprofits reveal their donors but only if the group's major purpose is politics Karl Rove is back with -- How once again here right here in the news again -- -- the big questions crossroads GPS is it a political committee or a social well.
And to have -- hiding out.
Well to social welfare organization because it spends the vast preponderance of his money in furtherance of -- social welfare goals it's an issue advocacy group.
For example is talking right now about the need to change our policies on spending and debt.
How we've got to rein in the deck is where -- -- growing at four billion dollars a -- and we need to begin to demonstrate some fiscal responsibility.
So it meets these tests -- is meant so for the last two.
Years and we have some of the best lawyers in the country both on -- tax side and on the political side political law election law.
To make sure that we never get close to line that would push -- into.
Make GPS a political group as opposed to a social welfare organization.
So what sort of thing is certain of the -- getting by the FEC complaint.
Well Bob Bauer is -- the council for the Obama campaign is filing a complaint.
Was -- Federal Election Commission with a commissioner -- his former law partner.
In the -- and you'll notice he did not include the democratic 501 C four groups that run ads on issues like.
The NAACP voter fund which ran an ad in the 2000 campaign -- -- George W.
Bush was a big it using 501 C four dollars.
The League of Conservation Voters the National Abortion Rights Action League.
The Sierra Club not even America's priorities.
Which has a final once -- for none of those were mentioned and all of them are social -- for organizations just like GPS.
This is an attempt to intimidate.
The people who might otherwise contribute to GPS.
And and this is frankly thuggish behavior you know earlier we were talking about the in the time that I went up to the congress wanted to testify.
One of the accusers was Bob Bauer who was the attorney for a woman named Dana Jill Simpson.
Who allege that I had encourage her to investigate and a woman I've never met in my entire life.
And I asked her -- -- to investigate the sexual shenanigans of democratic governor.
Siegelman of Alabama.
And you know Bob Bauer was her attorney got -- on sixty minutes.
Big cool -- about it and when and when I was in and when I'm when before the hearing on the before the congress after all this to hotter.
It turned out should they considered the Democrats staffers told me she was unreliable witness and they -- our caller.
And she refused to cooperate with the Justice Department investigation of the charges that she and governor Siegelman -- this is a kind of -- Bob Bauer is.
I know what he's -- is not connect is is not gonna try to change us and one way shape perform from doing exactly what we're entitled to do under the law.
And that is to advocate on behalf of the conservative agenda which is exactly what GPS we'll continue to do.
-- so I -- yeah I must admit I'm surprised I'll I mean I had that I didn't expect to hear all that it didn't know about that back up.
I'm curious so this is I guess so this is personal.
-- it on his -- didn't tell you listen as far as.
I -- Florida media.
I -- I the FIANN center Macy's -- in -- literally when we met with the Justice Department because she stepped forward and made these accusations and governments governor Siegelman.
Stan afford -- made these accusations the Justice Department's obligated to begin an investigation.
-- into an office called the office of professional responsibility.
And we met with their with their investigators in and they asked me about these charges and powers -- and tossed up.
They they were frankly snickering you have to add had his at his client.
And they asked me do you think you know or we could fighter she's now disappeared she refused to participate with with our investigators because if she participated.
-- have to to say what she said under oath of one thing to say -- on sixty minutes.
And and it's another thing to say it under -- because if she made these statements under oath in -- governor Siegelman -- -- is statements under oath.
And -- found to be untruthful they would have been prosecuted.
And so she disappeared and I -- watching who -- her lawyer Bob Bauer.
And who was then I believe that the White House by the time this all happened.
As the General Counsel present Obama before leaving again to become his -- this campaign but look I mean I've been -- you know this is this is a way these guys.
It's -- Chicago way.
You know go out there and he'll throw a lot of stuff against the wall throw a lot of mud hope -- sticks.
But it is not gonna work in this instance and in any you know it did work is well in the instance of the Dana Jill Simpson and governor Siegelman.
The Supreme Court just refused to hear governor see -- -- request for a new trial and he's about ready go back to the federal penitentiary and Dana Jill Simpson Bob our -- God knows where she is maybe Bob can help -- maybe he can finder and -- talked to the office of professional responsibility.
About the accusations she made on sixty minutes.
And and and and you know and then disappeared.
-- thank you want to say never doll.
Thank never --
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