Black Lives Matter, embraced by breathless Democrats and Republicans alike and elevated to near-religion status by the media, is already mired in apparent corruption.
The leftist nonprofit group’s reported purchase of a $6 million mansion in California using charitable gifts should be investigated by the Department of Justice, California Rep. Darrell Issa told FOX News Digital.
Thanks to relentless, shallow and completely uncritical media attention, Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, the national arm of the BLM movement, has received tens of millions of dollars in donations. New York Magazine revealed in early April that BLM used the money to buy a $6 million mansion – which the group’s leaders are said to call “Campus” – and kept it secret from the public.
When the magazine began asking questions about the property, BLM reportedly put out a memo about the possibility of trying to “kill” the story.
“The disturbing information that we are learning is more than enough to warrant an investigation from the DOJ — and doubtless not the end of all there is to know,” Issa told FOX News Digital.
“This definitely has the suggestion of misappropriation of charitable funds and an abuse of our nonprofit laws.”
Given the bald partisanship and leftist slant of the Biden administration’s DOJ and Attorney General Merrick Garland, any kind of investigation appears unlikely.
In addition to the purchase of the California house, BLM transferred money in 2021 to a Canadian nonprofit – run by the “wife” of BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors – to buy another, $3 million residence.
Cullors tried to attack New York Magazine in a statement posted April 5 on Instagram.
“Yesterday’s article in New York Magazine is a despicable abuse of a platform that’s intended to provide truthful information to the public,” she said. “Journalism is supposed to mitigate harm and inform our communities. That a reputable publication would allow a reporter, with a proven and very public bias against me and other Black leaders, to write a piece filled with misinformation, innuendo and incendiary opinions, is disheartening and unacceptable,” she added.
However, Cullors abruptly resigned from BLM in May 2021 amid mounting scrutiny of the group’s finances and has been criticized for an opulent lifestyle and millions of dollars’ worth of personal real estate purchases.