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Ultimatum: Investigate ACORN or more videos coming
Posted By Drew Zahn On 11/20/2009 @ 3:09 pm In Front Page | Comments Disabled
Andrew Breitbart, appearing on “Hannity”
Andrew Breitbart, whose BigGovernment.com rocked Washington with undercover videos exposing ACORN corruption, has issued U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder an ultimatum: Conduct an investigation into ACORN, or more videos will be released just in time to drop a bombshell on the 2010 elections.
“This message is to Attorney General Holder,” Breitbart said on the Fox News network’s “Hannity” last night. “I want you to know that we have more tapes, it’s not just ACORN, and we’re going to hold out until the next election cycle. … If you get into an investigation, we will give you the tapes; if you don’t give us the tapes, we will revisit these tapes come election time.”
The show’s host, Sean Hannity, responded, “This is a blockbuster, what you’re saying here. You guys have more tapes, you’ll release them before the election – that could have a big impact on the election.”
Breitbart’s ultimatum joins the already growing number of U.S. representatives who earlier this week introduced a House resolution requesting Holder appoint a special counsel to investigate allegations regarding ACORN.
H. Res. 911, introduced by Rep. Vernon Ehlers, R-Mich., and cosponsored by 28 representatives, states concern that ACORN may have been spending federal money illegally and charges, “There has not been a cohesive approach to investigating these allegations.”
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, which describes itself as a team of families “working together for social justice and stronger communities,” had already been accused multiple times of voter fraud before BigGovernment.com’s exposés showed ACORN workers advising on how to fake tax forms, set up a child prostitution business and other dubious issues.
Outcry over the undercover tapes prompted Congress to defund ACORN and sever the organization’s link with the upcoming census, but Breitbart insists federal authorities cannot simply wait out the firestorm to avoid a formal investigation:
“While all that damage occurred, Congress didn’t come in to investigate them, obviously not the Attorney General’s office, and they’ve now realized, let’s get back into business, because they realized that the dust settled and they were not being investigated,” he said.
And while Breitbart continues to push for a formal investigation, Hannah Giles and accompanying filmmaker James O’Keefe, who posed undercover to expose ACORN corruption, are themselves subjects of both investigations and lawsuits.
“There’s a lot of hypocrisy,” Breitbart said. “At the end of the day they’ve recognized that Eric Holder, the Attorney General, has not initiated an investigation into ACORN after we now have seven tapes. … It was Hannah, James, and me who were being investigated, that’s why we’ve been forced to offer this latest tape.”
The “latest” tape Breitbart referred to was yet another undercover sting, this team exposing Lavelle Stewart of ACORN in South Central Los Angeles, who tells Giles and O’Keefe – posing as a prostitute and pimp hoping to establish a quiet, international, underage prostitution ring – that they will have to hook up with “someone who’s on that international sex business level.”
“14- and 15-year-olds been traveling overseas for years,” Stewart said before offering to do research and hinting that she has had meetings with porn magnate Larry Flynt.
When O’Keefe suggested the money would be laundered into his political campaign, Stewart answered, “There are ways, people do it all the time. Yeah there are ways, especially out here in California.”
The latest undercover video, in two parts, can be seen below:
(Editor’s note: The videos do contain alluring images of Giles in costume and suggestive song lyrics.)
The second part of the video can be seen below:
The series of now seven hidden-camera videos has been posted on BigGovernment.com.
ACORN, which has fired workers caught in several earlier compromising videos, has alleged they are manipulated, and has threatened a lawsuit against the filmmaker and websites, as well as Fox News.
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