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Project Vote/ACORN Sue Whistleblower?

It turns out that Iran isn’t the only country where Twitter is being used to alert us to the squelching of free speech:

This announcement is from Anita MonCrief, who is the ACORN whistleblower. Ms. MonCrief has a website dedicated to investigating the doings at ACORN.

She has also appeared on Fox News to discuss ACORN’s various malfeasances:

Michael Gaynor wrote up a compendium of Ms. MonCrief’s charges against ACORN last October at Renew America:

Why Obama and ACORN fear Anita MonCrief

By Michael Gaynor

October 28, 2008

… What does Anita know that ACORN does not want the public to know, especially before Election Day 2008?


Anita made the following statements (basis or basis set forth in parenthesis at end):

1. Project Vote has violated its 501(c)(3) status by using government and private grants that ultimately go directly or indirectly to ACORN (based on direct knowledge).

2. ACORN, Project Vote and Citizens Services Inc. (CSI) are essentially the same organization with different tax designations that are used to facilitate the transfer of money between them (based on direct and indirect knowledge).

3. ACORN has promoted a culture of dishonesty motivated by reaching target Voter Registration goals and senior staff have portrayed an attitude that allows for some "bad" cards in order to reach these goals (based on direct and indirect knowledge).

4. Karyn Gillette, Project Vote Development Director, Jeff Robinson, senior Project Vote "money man" and Nathan Henderson James, Project Vote Research and Political Director are all employed by CSI and may have worked directly with anyone seeking the services of CSI and money paid to CSI would have obvious ACORN ties (based on direct and indirect knowledge and documents).

5. Zach Polett, former Executive Director of Project Vote and former director of ACORN Political Operations mentioned that Obama had worked for us and that he even supervised him during a ACORN Political staff retreat in November 2007 (based on direct knowledge).

Obama in the last presidential debate: "My only involvement I’ve had with ACORN was I represented them alongside the U.S. Justice Department in making Illinois implement a motor voter law that helped people get registered at DMVs."

That’s a lie, not a fact.

Yes, Obama represented ACORN in that lawsuit and the Clinton Justice Department predictably sided with ACORN.

But that was NOT Obama’s only involvement with ACORN.

And Obama looked into the camera during the last presidential debate and flat out lied to the American people about it (in his calm, seemingly non-threatening manner).

ACORN is the organization with which Obama has been associated throughout his adult life, as organizer, trainer, lawyer, funder and political beneficiary…and Obama’s Achilles heel.

Anita reports revealing connections between ACORN and the Obama campaign based on personal knowledge.

In late 2007, Anita reports, Anita received a call from the Obama campaign asking if this was the same Project Vote that Obama worked for in the 90’s. With the staff retreat fresh in mind, Anita answered yes and sent an email to Zach Polett, Karyn Gillette, Nathan Henderson James, and Kevin Whelan stating that the campaign wanted someone to call them back regarding some media questions that were being asked at the time.

In late 2007, Anita reports, Karyn Gillette approached Anita to tell her that she had direct contact with the Obama campaign and had obtained their donor lists. This meeting took place sometime in November of 2007 and may have even been a conference call between the campaign and Project Vote. Anita was given an excel spreadsheet to work with for cultivation of new donors. When Anita had trouble because of the duplicates, Karyn stated that she would contact her person at the campaign and see if they had another one.

Anita reports that Karyn Gillette also provided lists obtained from the Kerry and Clinton campaigns, as well as the 2004 DNC donor lists, and that these lists were shared with the Political directors of roughly 12 ACORN battleground states in order to raise money for a $28 million dollar (number as of 11/2007) voter registration drive (based on direct and indirect knowledge and documents).

Anita reports that research uncovered after the Rathke embezzlement scandal showed that persons demanded a forensic audit and suggested a well-known, credible firm to do it, but Bertha Lewis told them that the auditors came back with a contract that was "too expensive" and that’s what Dale Rathke told funders back when they were hoping Arthur Anderson would take over auditing (based on indirect knowledge and documents).

Anita reports that ACORN and Project Vote used CCI to transfer money between the organizations and may be guilty of violating RICO statues (based on indirect knowledge and documents).

Anita reports that Sidley Austin, Obama’s old law firm, is representing ACORN pro-bono and Mesirow Financial, the firm hired to provide financial advice to ACORN, is headed by a major Obama donor, Richard Mesirow (based on indirect knowledge and documents).

Anita also notes that questions have been raised about the shredding or destruction of documents by ACORN’s own lawyers (based on documents)…

And, now, if this ‘Tweet’ is to be trusted, Ms. MonCrief is being sued by ACORN.

For doing the job our media watchdogs refuse to do.

And lest we forget, besides being a 501c3 ‘charity,’ ACORN is heavily bankrolled by our tax dollars.

And of course, as the article notes, one of its top instructors now sits atop our Justice Department.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, June 19th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Project Vote/ACORN Sue Whistleblower?”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Wow, hat’s off to Ms MonCrief. And, I hope she doesn’t endure too much pain, seriously. I back her 100%. And hopefully this event may serve as a foundation or the key mechanism to see the unraveling of these illegal operations.

    Naturally, the filth that is our current government will, at first, either try to pay her off to retract her claims, or, barring that, will do their best to discredit her professionally, ethically, by digging deep into as far as her earliest childhood to come up with dirt and, barring THAT, will make stuff up. Or all three.

  2. tranquil.night says:

    “P.S. ACORN’s grassroots leadership believes we are experiencing a once-in-a-generation opportunity and must not squander this moment. Your generosity is needed now more than ever. Thanks.” Anniversary dinner invite.

    Ms. MonCrief better not be martyred. FoxNews can only do so much; these people (the IGs included) need the aggressive help and defense of Republican lawmakers. It’s time to pull the wool from the eyes, Capitol Hill Rhinos. Grow a pair and get in the trenches.

  3. proreason says:

    Ms MonCrief now has only 2 options:

    1. (99%) Her life and her family will be ruined.
    2. (much less likely) She will become one of the heroines of a movement to overthrow the marxist criminals and take our country back from the thugs.

  4. MinnesotaRush says:

    I hope they’ve got this gal (and her close loved ones) protected.

    God willing, her testimony will help to put this ACORN group out of existence!

  5. canary says:

    There’s two other women who have gone public on Glen Beck show on ACORN corruption, and they’ve reported death threats too. It’s important to pray for these women’s safety. Pray for the truth. It is a lawless administration running rampent, they are capable of anything. As they keep getting away with crime after crime, they will only become bold. Pray for this country. Scientist’s recent test was to pray for people in the hospital that did not know, so they could rule out the positive feeling of someone praying for them. They had no idea. And the ones that prayed for them, did not know the people they were told to pray for. And the enormous difference in getting well, scientists now say prayer works. Pray America. Pray.
    ACORN women quit over corruption at ACORN.

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