Skip to comments.Fannie-Gate...Where's The Investigation
Posted on 09/15/2008 6:38:11 PM PDT by paul in cape
If ever there was a need for an investigation or a special prosecutor, Fannie Gate fits the bill. Politics, Democratic corruption, and a laundry list of Clinton pals have cause Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to go belly up. How come no one wants to get to the bottom of this. Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Charles Rangel are up to their ears in potential criminal activity. Where are the calls for an Enron-type investigation?
On May 23, 2006, as a jury in Houston deliberated the case against top Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, a little-known regulatory agency in Washington, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), released a study with the dryly bureaucratic title Report of the Special Examination of Fannie Mae. The document received far less attention than the news from Enron, but its conclusions were stunning. In meticulous detail, it outlined a culture of corruption at the Federal National Mortgage Association better known as Fannie Mae that rivals the most serious corporate scandals in recent years. In this case, however, the main players are Washington insiders some of them prominent veterans of the Clinton administration and the scandals effects could ripple through Congress for years.
Fannie Mae is the biggest single source of money for mortgages in the United States. From 1998 to 2004, the years covered by the OFHEO investigation, it was headed by former Clinton budget director Franklin Raines, whose top management team included former Clinton Justice Department official Jamie Gorelick, sometimes mentioned as a future attorney general in a Democratic administration. During that period, the report says, Raines and his team grossly overstated Fannie Maes earnings to the tune of $10.6 billion for the purpose of paying themselves big bonuses. By deliberately and intentionally manipulating accounting to hit earnings targets, the report says, senior management maximized the bonuses and other executive compensation they received, at the expense of shareholders.
Come to think of it, maybe we need a pitbull!
Obama’s Economic “advisor”, Frankie Raines, needs to go to jail before he can do anymore damage.
BUT... it all started with Andrew Cuomo, and the redlining ban...
Ya got a great tag line going there..
Lots of people need to be frog marched off to jail in orange jumpsuits.
Most of Obama’s advisory staff for one thing.
To say nothing of Jamie Gorelick needing serious jail time.
Why would they investigate themselves?
That Jamie Gorelick has just been a fountain of aid and comfort to this country hasn’t she? Also has managed to feather her own nest in the process evidently. - Clinton - the gift that keeps on giving. - She should have her little Fannie Mae marched out of any more access to government largesse.
We’re sick of this garbage.
Gorelick earned $20 million at Fannie.
Video: Fannie Mae Scandal and Obama’s friends
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Posted on Mon Sep 15 23:27:09 2008 by april15Bendovr
Articles that inform and raise question about Fannie Mae.
Wonder what Duke thinks of their lead attorney now.
More news reports like this are posted on my freeper page.
But... but... but... the democrat party is the protector of the poor!
"The Clintons politicized Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac and created a monster. Yet another example why giving large amounts of money and power to politicians and bureaucrats almost always results in disaster" by by detective
"The perp list reads like a who's-who of the Clinton administration... Jamie Gorelick, Harold Ickes, Louis Freeh".by SpaceBar
"At some point citizens are going to have to come to grips with the fact that the Mafia has morphed into the Ivy League Mob".by mo
Here are my own additions:
See my posts:
and my comments to:
Barack Obama was second in line.
McCain needs to be all over this one. He should be calling on Barack Obama to GIVE BACK THE MONEY. He should beat Obama like a rented mule on this issue for the next two weeks.
The Democrats are going to try to get out in front of this issue. McCain has to tie it to their tails, like Mowgli tied the burning branch to Shere Khan's tail at the end of The Jungle Book. The way to do that is to name names.
Start with Dodd.
Start with Obama.
Start with the Dirty Dozen Senators who got the most money, Democrat or Republican, and let the chips fall where they may.
Start with Jim Johnson, who Obama picked to find a VEEP
Start with Penny Pritzker - National Finance Chair for Obama
McCain is the Maverick. Palin is the Barracuda. McCain and Palin will clean up this mess. McCain will name names and take on the crooks in Congress who got us in this jam. Palin will clean out the vipers nest and introduce transparency and competition, like she did in Alaska with the oil contracts.
That is the theme. McCain and Palin need to hammer it home.
A new “FannieGate” entry posted today, to add to the set:
another new FannieGate post today:
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