Skip to comments.Jamie Gorelick: Mistress of Disaster (911 is her legacy)
Posted on 09/10/2011 9:03:48 AM PDT by doug from upland
It's not often that one person plays key roles in two -- count 'em, two -- trillion-dollar disasters. Welcome, my friends, to the world of well-connected Democrat Jamie Gorelick.
In 2004, observers were "astonished" to discover that a key member of the 9/11 Commission had a fatal conflict-of-interest. Jamie Gorelick had served as a Deputy Attorney General under Bill Clinton from 1994 to 1997.
It was later revealed that Gorelick had established a pre-Patriot Act "wall" that prevented the foreign intelligence and criminal investigative communities from collaborating.
Her 1995 memo, entitled "Instructions on Separation of Certain Foreign Counterintelligence and Criminal Investigations", stated explicitly that they would "go beyond what is legally required, [to] prevent any risk of creating an unwarranted appearance that FISA is being used to avoid procedural safeguards which would apply in a criminal investigation."
The result: shortly before 9/11, Gorelick's wall "specifically impeded the investigation into Zacarias Moussaoui", the so-called "20th hijacker."
At the time, an enraged FBI investigator wrote a memo to headquarters which included the sentence, 'Whatever has happened to this -- someday someone will die -- and wall or not -- the public will not understand why we were not more effective..."
(Excerpt) Read more at directorblue.blogspot.com ...
why bush 43 appointed her to the commission needs explanation.
She was trying to prevent people from linking Clinton to his dirty deals/bribe money from the Chinese.Ended up getting 3000 people murdered.
Bush did not appoint her. There were an equal number of Dems and Republicans on the committee. Congressional Dems appointed the Dem members. She was appointed by them to cover up her own incompetence and responsibility for 911. She had absolutely no business on that committee. She should have been interrogated on the other side of the table.
Bush 43 did many things that need explanation. Spending too much money, not using the veto pen, not shutting down useless government agencies, trying to be nice to the Dems, and allow the RATS to use him as a punching bag with little response.
It is very interesting, I noted this coinkydink too
Thanks for your clarification.
Now Obama has his own Jamie Gorelick in Valerie Jarrett.
Between the two we are lucky to have survived this long.
This stupid bimbo can never get enough blame.
I don’t think people realize how involved she is in virtually every disaster or scandal we’ve seen over the last 15 years.
OKC bombing, Gorelick’s wall, the BP spill, Fannie and Freddie......
She’s the epitome of the unelected permanent government.
The Forrest Gump of national scandals...
Movie patrons recall Forrest Gump’s remarkable presence in an amazing succession of notable historical events. Gump’s innocence and simple wisdom amid those times made for a delightful two hours of cinematic escapism. But there is no escaping the damage that would result if President Obama appoints Jamie Gorelick to succeed Robert Mueller as FBI director. Like Gump, Gorelick was present at a remarkable series of recent historical events during the past two decades, but through them all she displayed nothing that could be called either innocent or wise. So let us count the ways in which Gorelick earned the sobriquet “Mistress of Disaster.”
First, there was her tenure as deputy attorney general under Janet Reno during President Clinton’s first term. Reno described Gorelick as Justice’s “chief operating officer” from 1993 to 1997. She was a key Reno adviser during the horrendous events in Waco, Texas, in which David Koresh, 76 of his Branch Davidian followers (including 20 women and children) and four federal agents died in an unbelievably bungled assault intended to end a 50-day siege. The Davidians were immolated in an inferno apparently ignited by pyrotechnic gas grenades used by the government in the assault.
Next came Gorelick’s move to Fannie Mae, where as vice chairwoman from 1997 to 2003 she was paid in excess of $26 million. During her time at Fannie Mae, Enron-style accounting techniques were used to make the government-chartered mortgage corporation appear to be in better financial shape than it was. As a result of the cooked books, Gorelick was paid more than $800,000 in bonuses in 1998. She was among multiple former Democratic operatives then working at Fannie Mae who received substantial additional compensation for their exertions in what later proved to be a $10 billion scandal. Shortly before the scandal became public, Gorelick told Businessweek that Fannie Mae was “managed safely ... Fannie Mae is among the handful of top-quality institutions.” It was also during these years that Fannie Mae began investing heavily in the subprime loans and unsecured mortgage securities that were at the heart of the Great Recession of 2008.
Finally, and most seriously, there is the matter of “Gorelick’s Wall” and 9/11. Gorelick was a member of the 9/11 Commission and became a focus of critical attention during its hearings when it became known that during her DOJ tenure she imposed a policy of radical separation between the FBI and the nation’s intelligence agencies in terrorism investigations. According to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, “Gorelick’s Wall” was a key reason why “we did not know an attack was coming.” By barring such contacts, Ashcroft told the commission, “our agents were isolated by government-imposed walls, handcuffed by government-imposed restrictions, and starved for basic information technology. The old national intelligence system in place on September 11 was destined to fail.” Gorelick refused to resign from the commission despite the obvious conflict of interest.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2011/03/examiner-editorial-anybody-gorelick-fbi-director#ixzz1HecOguzO
I just keep waiting for her name to pop up in the Fast and Furious scandal.
She’ll probably manage to be appointed special prosecutor.
Guess who has been speculated to Replace Eric Holder if Obama gets a Second term? Thats Right Jamie Gorelic!
BTW I still think she is on the Board of Directors of United Techologies, that one I can't understand...
She was speculated to replace Eric Holder if Obama Gets reelected
Sorry It was FBI director
You are exactly right. The Clintons belong in jail, and not from criminalizing policy diferences, but from being criminals.
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