Conyers Drops ACORN Probe
It was too good to be true after all.
After GOP lawyer Heather Heidelbaugh testified in March about ACORN’s many misdeeds, Conyers said at the time the allegations were “a pretty serious matter.”
Heidelbaugh testified that the nonprofit group had violated a host of tax, campaign-finance, and other laws. She said the presidential campaign of Barack Obama (a man whose ties to ACORN are deep and longstanding) sent ACORN its “maxed out donor list” and asked two of the avowedly nonpartisan group’s employees “to reach out to the maxed out donors and solicit donations from them for Get Out the Vote efforts to be run by ACORN.”
Heidelbaugh said the New York Times had the donor list story but editors there spiked it the month before the election, a claim she repeated on “The O’Reilly Factor” two weeks later. A New York Times corporate executive told the Philadelphia-based Bulletin that “political considerations played no role in our decisions about how to cover this story or any other story about President Obama.”
Heidelbaugh’s star witness is former ACORN employee Anita MonCrief, who maintains a blog where she tells her story and reflects on all the latest goings-on with ACORN.
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