(Washington Examiner / Worthy News)– The House Committee on Oversight and Government reform has compiled a scathing report on the Department of Justice's "Operation Choke Point" program that critics believe is aimed at "targeting industries deemed objectionable" by the Obama administration.
The report, released Thursday by panel chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., accuses the Justice Department of abusing its authority by going after the payday lending industry and other merchants and working to put them out of business.
According to the report, the Justice Department "secretly" discouraged banks from conducting business with groups deemed to be "high risk," for triggering a federal investigation.
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