(Daily Wire) The House Judiciary Committee is investigating a claim that the Obama administration funneled billions of dollars to leftist organizations through the Department of Justice.

Here’s how it worked: big banks charged with discrimination or mortgage abuse by the government can settle the cases by donating to third-party non-victims, as Fox News reports. The catch is that the settlements do not specify how the third-party groups can use their newfound money. Investigators have found $3 billion paid to “non-victim entities.”

Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton told Fox News, “Advocates for big government and progressive power are using the Justice Department to extort money from corporations. It’s a shakedown. It’s corrupt, pure and simple.”

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