Skip to comments.Emanuel Received $250K From Freddie Mac in Board Salary and Campaign Cash During Scandals
Posted on 11/06/2008 10:57:54 AM PST by Rufus2007
Hes President-elect Barack Obamas new chief of staff, according to various Nov. 6 media reports, but Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., also has some baggage pertaining to the financial crisis. Will anyone in the media take note?
Emanuel, who was a senior adviser for former President Bill Clinton throughout the 1990s, was appointed to the board of Freddie Mac upon his departure from the Clinton administration.
Clintons going-away gift to Emanuel was a seat on the quasi-governmental Freddie Mac board, which paid him $231,655 in directors fees in 2001 and $31,060 in 2000, Lynn Sweet wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times on Jan. 3, 2002.
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Now, Now, we ALL know that the rules are different for democrats. Nothing to see here, move along.
Freddie Mac was basically the democrat gravy train...
Now that is change you can believe in!
I wonder why this has not been ‘scrutinized’ by the FBI? never mind..we know why...(eye roll)
After reports that Emanuel had agreed to be Obama’s chief of staff on Thursday, the top Republican in the House, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, questioned the president-elect’s pick. “This is an ironic choice for a president-elect who has promised to change Washington, make politics more civil and govern from the center,” Boehner said.
RAHMBO was one of those infamous DNC apparatchiks who were lining their pockets as a Director (of all things) while that government funded and controlled entity was sowing the seeds of a meltdown of the US economic system?
Sounds good - next appointment will be Dr Kevorkian as Surgeon General? Or maybe some pacifist as Secretary of Defense (that is, in case Powell doesn't fill that role)?
Obama and Rham - perfect together.
Too bad the Republicans don’t have someone as tough as Rham. Not dirty, just tough as nails.
You'd best be on your way...
Phew it's getting late better leave...
Long day because you look tired...
Hey, let me handle this one, you go and take the lady out for a steak dinner...
But hey, our president is black....
This is HUGH! This will be all over the news by this evening—oh, wait, this is not the Bush cabinet? Oh, well, never mind. /heavy, dripping sarcasm
“I wonder if anyone in the drive-bys will scrutinize this like they did Joe the Plumber, Sarah Palin - or does Obama get yet another free pass..”
Obama will get a free pass on everything he does. He could stand on a stage in front of televised studio audience, and bite the head of a baby and the audience and the press will cheer him. Get used to it. He is untouchable.
Why doesn’t Rahm Emanuel pay property taxes?
According to the Cook County Assessor’s website, the Chicago home of four-term Democrat Congressman and likely new White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, doesn’t exist. While the address of 4228 North Hermitage is listed as Emanuel’s residence on the Illinois State Board of Elections’ website, there seems to be no public record of Emanuel ever paying property taxes on this home ..
Why wouldn’t 4228 North Hermitage property owners Rahm Emanuel and wife Amy Rule pay property taxes?
One reason may be because Emanuel and Rule declared their 4228 North Hermitage home as the office location for their personal non-profit foundation called the “Rahm Emanuel and Amy Rule Charitable Foundation”. As the non-profit’s headquarters, their home could be exempt from paying property taxes.....
$250,000 you say? That’s just change...
Every American needs to know this. If Obama really wants to make changes to Washington, by appointing someone as patently tainted as Emmanuel even before he's inaugurated, he's guaranteed from the get-go that his administration will be a failure.
Haha yeah, but he was steering the ship that was about to go down like the Titanic.
(Well, at least everyone now knows where his loyalties really lie.)
Obambi looks as if he's going to be as politically as inept as his predecessor
He’s a crook. No different than Rangel, only lots more money involved.
No thank you, I’d rather not have such a scumbag on our side.
It was an inside job. People are saying that Obama won because of the economy. He and his co-horts were on the inside of Freddie and Fannie and recipients of their contributions.
What makes you think that the fraud was “accidental”?
They controlled the investigation. Those who should have been on the receiving end ASKED the questions at the government inquiry.
I agree. I’m not saying I want a crook, I just want someone that’s not afraid of the media and not afraid of being called a racist. No crooks for me, there are honest people that can be tough as nails.
I am shocked; shocked and appalled that mixing dirty Washington Politicians with dirty Chicago politicians is not resulting in the creation of a new breed of reformer that will fix all the problems in government.
There is no such thing as conflict of interest anymore ..
Actions always speak louder than words.
And people are telling us to calm down, obama is THE president now, respect him. etc. If this was McCain and he pulled a stunt like this, THEY would be screaming.!!!! That was the problem and continues to be the problem.
I had thought Obama would at least have been a little more subtle. You don't get much more brazen than appointing someone like Emmanuel...and the lefties said that Rove was a crook?
Keep this bumped.