On Friday of last week “a senior official” at the DOJ called Darryl Issa’s office by mistake thinking it was a Democratic office. The official wanted to leak documents to the Dems and reporters before the Republicans saw them.
The key here is that the feds get to flaunt the law but private (often smaller) companies get the hammer.
As Bill Frezza correctly identifies in the attached piece, the federal indictment of FedEx on drug trafficking charges is a shakedown pure and simple. For $1.6 billion.
Cough it up FedEx.
Well this is interesting. And as you can see all the major news outlets are all over this one.
Fed Ex was just indicted on charges that it helps facilitate the transport of illegal drugs, especially from Canadian pharmacies. (Where drugs are much less expensive.)
More from the “watchlist leak” front.
DOJ can’t physically go in and just shut down payday lenders, ammo manufacturers, and tobacconists (yet), but they can flood the companies which process payments for these businesses with requests and compliance paperwork to the point where business can’t be done. And that’s what they are doing.