Obama DOJ to Investigate...the Center for Medical Progress
Videos by the Center for Medical Progress clearly shows top officials from Planned Parenthood discussing selling human body parts for profit, performing partial birth abortions, and discussing the destruction of the unborn in the most reprehensible and inhumane ways. So, of course, the Obama administration has decided to investigate...the Center for Medical Progress.
While congressional committees investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices, the Justice Department agreed to look into whether the group that released the sting videos obtained the footage legally. In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would “review all of the information and determine what the appropriate steps moving forward would be.” Planned Parenthood has staunchly defended its practices and claims that the Center for Medical Progress illegally obtained its footage, then excessively edited it to misrepresent what the organization does.
Center Executive Director David Daleiden isn't phased. "They will attack me and my organization all day long, but that does not change the facts about what our investigation has uncovered and what the American people now know — that Planned Parenthood is engaged in an enterprise-wide operation that traffics and sells baby body parts," he said in a statement.
With the Center for Medical Progress promising more videos, there's nothing Planned Parenthood wants more than to silence this group. They can not do it themselves so they are likely seeking to leverage all their considerable political power to silence the group before any more damage is done. In 2014, National Review reported that Planned Parenthood planned to spend over $16 million in the midterm elections alone. That kind of money is clearly more than enough to buy you a DOJ willing to do your bidding.
This could get ugly.