DOJ connections to radical left-wing group revealed

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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Documents reveal close ties between the Department of Justice and the Southern Poverty Law Center, a group that describes several pro-family organizations as "hate groups."

Information demonstrating the relationship surfaced from a Freedom of Information Act request by Judicial Watch, seeking to determine "what, if any, influence the SPLC's branding of hate groups has had on government agencies."

Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver tells OneNewsNow he is not surprised at the findings because "it's what the administration has been relying upon for the so-called classification of hate groups." He recalls that Secretary Janet Napolitano and her Department of Homeland Security developed a list of potential domestic terrorists, including such organizations as the American Family Association and the Family Research Council.

Staver, Mat (Liberty Counsel)"At West Point, an individual now has come out and said that you need to look out for people who are Christians, those who are pro-life, veterans, those who believe in limited government, those who support the Second Amendment, because they could be potential domestic terrorists," he adds.

Staver says that is exactly what the Southern Poverty Law Center is advocating.

"So this organization has nothing to do with legitimacy," he says. "The Southern Poverty Law Center is a radicalized organization, and it is very revealing that it has a very close tie with the United States Department of Justice."

He says that knowledge ought to "send chills down everyone's spine." Staver concludes the situation ought to be dealt with in congressional investigations and needs to be brought to light with the American people.

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