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Chamber of Commerce threatening critics? FBI probe requested.

Just a quick note to point to an item at LegalSchnauzer on threats by the United States Chamber of Commerce and its supporters against one of the Chamber's persistent critics, Velvet Revolution (VR).

Our readers will recall the VR campaign, StopTheChamber.com, as one that was started in 2009 to focus attention to possibly illegal activities of the Chamber, under its chief Tom Donahue,

Yesterday, LegalSchnauzer reported that a new letter has been sent to the FBI by VR's attorney, Kevin Zeese, requesting that the law enforcement agency investigate a series of threats against his organization. 

These reportedly began shortly after launch of the Stop The Chamber campaign and included insults and explicit threats of violence.  They've apparently increased with VR's current advocacy efforts to track other Chamber activities such as the joint campaign financing effort with Karl Rove, AmericanCrossroadsWatch.org

Watchdog Group Hails Senate Finance Committee Request For IRS Investigation Into Activities Of American Crossroads Et Al

For Misuse of 501c4 Status To Hide Donors And Engage In Prohibited Political Activity

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Washington, DC — The watchdog group, www.AmericanCrossroadsWatch.org, hails Senate Finance Chair Max Baucus for requesting that the Internal Revenue Service (1) survey major 501(c)(4), (c)(5) and (c)(6) organizations involved in political campaign activity to examine whether they are operated for the organization’s intended tax exempt purpose and to ensure that political campaign activity is not the organization’s primary activity, (2) examine if these political activities reach (a primary purpose level–) the standard imposed by the federal tax code – and if they do not, whether the organization is complying with the notice or proxy tax requirements of Section 6033(e), and (3) survey major 501(c)(4), (c)(5), and (c)(6) organizations to determine whether they are acting as conduits for major donors advancing their own private interests regarding legislation or political campaigns, or are providing major donors with excess benefits. See complete letter at http://www.velvetrevolution.us/images/Baucus_irs_tax_exempt_9_28_10.pdf

Zeese: Can Anyone Stop Rove’s Crime Against Democracy While it is in Progress?

By Kevin Zeese

In this first post-Citizens United election, voters are the victims of a democracy crime that the government seems unable, or unwilling, to stop despite it occurring right before our eyes.

Political operatives, like Karl Rove, are misusing the tax laws to create organizations that allow for anonymous and unlimited donations from corporations and the super-rich in order to determine the outcome of the mid-term elections in violation of election and tax laws. See American Crossroads Watch.

Watchdog Groups Call on California Secretary of State Candidate Damon Dunn To Reject Money Of Karl Rove and American Crossroads

Californians Do Not Want Another Ken Blackwell Or Katherine Harris

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of watchdog organizations called AmericanCrossroadsWatch.org, yesterday released a new ad calling on California Secretary of State candidate Damon Dunn to reject the support of Karl Rove and his group, American Crossroads. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpPrPuK0TNI Dunn was handpicked by Rove to run against Debra Bowen in what looks like an attempt to place a clone of Florida SOS Katherine Harris and Ohio SOS Ken Blackwell in the California SOS position.

 

AmericanCrossroadsWatch.org is calling on Dunn to publicly reject Rove's dirty money and dirty tricks. The text of the ad is below.

CODEPINK Citizen Arrest of Karl Rove in DC

It appears that the offer of a reward for information that would bring Karl Rove to justice has proven to be an inspiration, at least. 

CODEPINK is an organization involved in advocacy of anti-war issues and some of its members confronted the election strategist as he spoke to a lunchtime audience on Tuesday:

On September 14, Karl Rove was speaking in Washington DC at a luncheon for the American College of Cardiology. When Rove started his speech, CODEPINK burst into the luncheon room. With handcuffs raised, they called for a citizen's arrest and read the charges against him.

Karl Rove's conviction - $100,000 reward offer for leading information

Karl Rove is the cream of the crop.

That is, he ranks near the very top of the list of those responsible for the broken state of American democracy.  

Sure, the huge money that has funded his career is ultimately responsible but, without 'the Architect' and his teams of mercenary mechanics, the last decade would have rolled out of the timeline very differently.

Watchdog Groups Launch New Campaign To Stop Karl Rove's Dirty Tricks And Dirty Money In This Year's Elections

AmericanCrossroadsWatch.org Files Criminal Complaints, Offers Reward, Creates Ads, And Launches Boycotts
 
Today, www.AmericanCrossroadsWatch.org, a group of national watchdog organizations dedicated to clean elections and corporate accountability launched a new campaign to stop Karl Rove from using dirty tricks and dirty money to manipulate the mid-term elections by buying candidates who will support Big Business and deregulation. Rove created American Crossroads ("AC") several months ago in a hostile takeover of the Republican National Committee, and funded it by joining forces with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a cabal of billionaire corporate barons opposed to any common sense regulation, health care, environmental protection, or financial accountability.  The Chamber's Chief Counsel, Steven Law, was named AC's CEO.  AC plans to amass more than $50 million from companies making secret donations, and spend that money to influence elections and buy candidates.