WASHINGTON – The community organizing group ACORN said Wednesday it is ordering an independent investigation after its employees were caught on camera appearing to advise a couple posing as a prostitute and pimp to lie about the woman’s profession to get housing help.
ACORN will work with its advisory council, which includes prominent supporters of President Barack Obama, such as John Podesta, president of the nonprofit Center for American Progress, and Andrew Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, to name an independent auditor and investigator, ACORN chief executive Bertha Lewis said in a written statement.
The investigation will examine all the systems and processes called into question by the video, Lewis said.
In addition, ACORN won’t accept new admissions into its community service programs, effective immediately, and within the next few days will conduct staff training, she said.
OK. So if we were talking about oh, maybe health insurance companies, think they’d be getting the old soft shoe for an internal investigation. Now I do agree that an internal investigation is called for. But somehow I think my opinion of an internal investigation and Bertha’s is different. Mine involves people like various states AG and RICO statutes.