Skip to comments.NY Governor Subpoenas Conservative Activist James O'Keefe
Posted on 01/24/2014 7:07:56 AM PST by cotton1706
Today conservative activist James OKeefe III accused New York Governor Cuomo of targeting his group with document requests and a subpoena. FOX News reported:
Conservative activist James OKeefe is accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomos administration of targeting his group with document requests and a subpoena, claiming the Democratic governors recent comments critical of conservatives arent simply words.
OKeefe, whose Project Veritas is behind a series of hidden-camera investigations against left-leaning groups and causes, made the claims on the heels of the controversy over a recent Cuomo interview. In it, Cuomo blasted extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay and said they have no place in New York. He later walked back his remarks, and said they were being taken out of context in the media.
But OKeefe claimed that Cuomos government is acting on those words, revealing that the Department of Labor has hit his office in Westchester County, N.Y., with demands for financial documents for months. He compared it to IRS targeting of conservative groups nationwide.
Governor Cuomos shocking words this past week arent simply words, OKeefe said in a statement. Governor Cuomo and the New York Department of Labor are on a witch hunt, demanding all documents and financials since our founding. His goal, of course, is to harass us and limit our effectiveness by tying us up in court. Just like President Obama used the IRS to target and suppress conservatives, Governor Cuomo is using his Department of Labor to do the same exact thing.
A spokesman for the state labor office told The Daily Beast that it is legally required to ensure businesses pay their part of an unemployment insurance fund and provide information about outside contractors.
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Sounds about right what the left is into these days. That idiot in NYC will be doing similar stuff during his reign as king of NYC.
And Dinesh D’Souza too . . .
The thing I feared the most has come upon me.
Come to Texas where you can be free James.
Wonder when the quick trials and executions start?
Valerie Jarrett, Nov. 18, 2012: “For those who supported us, there will be rewards, for the ones who opposed us, they will get what they deserve. There will be hell to pay.”
I’m sure that the press will put this on the front page.
Get out of the New York cesspool.
I will never forgive the GOP for not fighting back.
I’m guessing massive blackmail.
It’s the Chicago Way.
Well, well, well. There is certainly an uptick in this kind of thing against conservatives, isn’t there? No, Christie isn’t included. Not only is he not conservative he just seems to be a crook.
Just tell them he’s too busy.
Why did you expect the GOP to fight back? The evidence proves hey are in cahoots with the Democrats.
People in NY need to vote with their feet. I know, easier said than done, but some conservative supporter should help Mr. O’Keefe move is operation out of that liberal hellhole ASAP.
Indeed. Americans need jobs, not the tribulations of Job visited upon them by him who walks to and fro upon the earth, inciting his minions.
criminalizing the opposition.
The left is going for it.
If our government truly reflects the population they represent then we have devolved into one pathetic example of a ‘free people’.
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