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Republicans, Clinton alumni among Cabinet prospects (GORELICK on list!!)
Chicago Tribune ^ | 11-6-08 | James Oliphant, Aamer Madhani, Bay Fang + AP

Posted on 11/11/2008 8:47:51 PM PST by STARWISE

President-elect Barack Obama has 11 weeks to build a new administration and he's wasting no time, offering the job of White House chief of staff to Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) on Wednesday.

*snip*

Who else is on the list?

Attorney general

Names include Eric Holder, a former D.C. federal judge and deputy attorney general; Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano; Jamie Gorelick, former deputy attorney general; James Comey, former deputy attorney general and Lockheed Martin general counsel; Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick; Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney in Chicago.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 911; bho2008; bhoag; chicagoway; clintonslapdog; comey; enough; fitzgerald; gorelick; govdevalpatrick; holder; jamescomey; jamiegorelick; jimcomey; kerry; lineofseparation; napolitano; obama; obamatruthfile; terrorist; traitors; treason; tyrants; wall; wallofsepartion
Coincidentally and remarkably, she's been involved and on scene for several substantive American disasters .. after which this demonic crook walks away with millions, and the next most prestigious position. Let me count them:

- Waco and Ruby Ridge travesties

- purposely put up the US intelligence sharing wall before 9/11

- Fannie Mae financial debacle

Where is she now? (So we can keep track of her)

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, which is the main law firm representing Fannie Mae.

Another coincidence! WoW! Shocking, right ...?

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Jamie Gorelick - Partner

Co-Chair, Defense and National Security Practice Group;
Chair, Public Policy and Strategy Practice Group

1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006
jamie.gorelick@wilmerhale.com
+1 202 663 6500 (t) +1 202 663 6363 (f)

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My real hunch is that 0 will remove US Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald from his Chicago locale and give him a "promotion," to Atty. General, as he's just been too successful in arresting and imprisoning 0's Chicago Daley Machine cohorts, contacts and colleagues. And the pressure's on.

1 posted on 11/11/2008 8:47:51 PM PST by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

Gosh, if I didn’t know better, I’d say this is a coup in action. I sure am glad that IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE.


2 posted on 11/11/2008 8:50:17 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: STARWISE

She (Gorelick) is the F. Gump of American tragedy and corruption.


3 posted on 11/11/2008 8:50:44 PM PST by WildcatClan (If we are the one's we have been waiting for, we must be incredibly stupid.)
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To: STARWISE

Never before has FR’s searchable database been more valuable.

Google too.


4 posted on 11/11/2008 8:50:47 PM PST by IncPen (Pitchforks and torches.)
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To: SE Mom; Bahbah; rodguy911; penelopesire; Miss Didi; pissant; retrokitten; MeekOneGOP; maica; ...

~~PING!


5 posted on 11/11/2008 8:52:12 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

I’d love to know what this Gorelick woman has on all of these DC power brokers. She certainly has tapes or pictures of some people committing unspeakable acts with children or animals.


6 posted on 11/11/2008 8:55:55 PM PST by KoRn
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To: STARWISE
Mistress of Disaster
7 posted on 11/11/2008 8:57:18 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: STARWISE

Gore-lick should not be allowed anywhere near money or computers.

But hey, what do I know?


8 posted on 11/11/2008 8:58:25 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: Doogle

...also made miiilllllions with Frannie and Fredie


9 posted on 11/11/2008 8:58:38 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: STARWISE

Gorelick should be in prison, not in anybody’s cabinet.


10 posted on 11/11/2008 9:03:45 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I voted for McCain/Palin so I can look my grandchildren in the eyes when I tell them I'm sorry.)
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To: STARWISE
Dear Fuhrer/Messiah:

In order to save time and money, every time you make an appointment, you should have the SENATE Appoint a Special Prosecutor for Each one.

11 posted on 11/11/2008 9:03:51 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (HITLER offered Hope and Change!!)
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To: Doogle; All
Partial Gorelick background for newbies

PS~~ She also represented Duke University in the lacrosse team rape hoax scandal. Gorelick = always on scene for disturbing events.


12 posted on 11/11/2008 9:05:05 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: aWolverine

CHANGE , BABY!


13 posted on 11/11/2008 9:07:25 PM PST by Cosmo (Liberalism is for girls)
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To: STARWISE

Will Craig Livingstone be doing the hiring?


14 posted on 11/11/2008 9:07:50 PM PST by Deo volente (On January 20, 2009 America moves to DEFCON 2.)
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To: STARWISE

Gorelick? Well, she is fresh back from her Clinton/DNC “payola” assigmnent a Fannie Mae, and ready to get back to work obstructing justice and destroying our national security.


15 posted on 11/11/2008 9:11:52 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: STARWISE

Four more years of BUSH is sounding better by the minute!

Maybe we can convince GWB to stage a coup for the protection of the Republic and govern for life!

Better than what’s coming!!!


16 posted on 11/11/2008 9:19:29 PM PST by April Lexington
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
And allegedly worth $23 million these days, at that! Not bad for a gubmint worker!
17 posted on 11/11/2008 9:20:24 PM PST by April Lexington
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Bill Ayers should be in prison, not ghostwriting memoirs...


18 posted on 11/11/2008 9:23:18 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: STARWISE

Maybe she’s got the missing 204 votes needed for Franken to win in her trunk.


19 posted on 11/11/2008 9:24:37 PM PST by AmericanGirlRising (HOPE is not a strategy just like CHANGE is not a destination.)
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To: STARWISE
I think he will fire him...

BTW PLEASE let him take Napolitano for something, our next in line is a Republican.

20 posted on 11/11/2008 9:26:13 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: STARWISE

Enough of saying when will good Americans stand up. Secret Service, if you are reading these posts, you are in positions to actually help America.


21 posted on 11/11/2008 9:26:50 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Join the Constitution Party)
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To: STARWISE

Eric Holder is also a moron.


22 posted on 11/11/2008 9:42:28 PM PST by ikka
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To: STARWISE
"James Comey, former deputy attorney general"!!!!!!

Comey is/was close to Chuck Schumer and for some reason the Bush WH made him Deputy AG in some pathetic political deal, only to have Comey proceed to undermine the War on Terror from within.

I believe he is regarded as a leading suspect for critical leaks to the NY Times such as on the secret wireless surveillance program?? Anyone know?

He may be just as bad as Gorelick, just not as visible. Figure that anyone Obama appoints as AG is going to be bad, but Comey is really bad.

23 posted on 11/11/2008 9:48:31 PM PST by Enchante (Make Fox News come clean on the hoax attacks on Governor Sarah Palin!!!)
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To: Enchante

Comey = another bad seed.


24 posted on 11/11/2008 9:50:26 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE
My real hunch is that 0 will remove US Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald from his Chicago locale and give him a "promotion," to Atty. General

Both Fitzpatrick and Gorelick have been compromised, and Obama may not want an immediate distraction and possible handicap of loud recitation of their former "affairs" during their confirmations.

However, I would keep an eye on James Comey - the guy who started the Plamegate days after his appointment as Deputy AG (one of the worst appointments of Bush presidency) and not much later was sabotaging NSA Surveillance program, and leaking info all over. I always thought Dem administration AG appointment would be his next stop.

25 posted on 11/11/2008 9:58:25 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: STARWISE

Must be some heavy duty s*it going to hit the fan.

Doesn’t Gorelick specialize in burying things?


26 posted on 11/11/2008 10:00:48 PM PST by Califreak (Gramsci is laughing)
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To: CutePuppy; All

More Gorelick background from today:

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She’s b-a-a-a-c-k!! Jamie Gorelick as possible Obama AG

Another Brick In ‘The Wall’?

Transition: Jamie Gorelick may be back, this time as attorney general. It was her “wall of separation” that that left us blind pre-9/11. And let’s not forget her admirable service at Fannie Mae.

Not many people can claim to have been at the center of arguably the greatest financial disaster and greatest national security disaster in American history.

But Gorelick, said to be on the short list for attorney general by the New York Times, can. Surely that qualifies her for further government service.

Gorelick earned an estimated $26 million serving as vice chair of Fannie Mae from 1998 to 2003. In 1998, according to the Washington Post, Gorelick received a bonus of $779,625, despite a scandal in which employees falsified signatures on accounting transactions to manipulate books to meet 1998 earning targets.

In 2003, she got a “Friends of Angelo” sweetheart mortgage deal from Countrywide Financial for almost $1 million. Her $960,000 mortgage refinancing in 2003 was handled through a program reserved for influential figures and friends of Countrywide’s chief executive at the time, Angelo Mozilo.

Countrywide’s loans on preferential terms to influential figures are the subject of a federal grand jury investigation in Los Angeles, according to people involved in the inquiry. So Gorelick is in fact under investigation by the department she might soon be running.

On March 25, 2002, BusinessWeek quoted Gorelick as saying: “We believe we are managed safely. Fannie Mae is among the handful of top-quality institutions.”

One year later, government regulators accused Fannie Mae of improper accounting to the tune of $9 billion in unrecorded losses. This keen financial oversight set the stage for the financial meltdown to follow.

Before Fannie Mae, Gorelick was deputy attorney general in the Clinton Justice Department and architect of the policy that established a wall between intelligence and law enforcement, making “connecting the dots” before 9/11 a virtual impossibility.

Gorelick was the author of a 1995 memo that helped establish what former Attorney General John Ashcroft testified was the “single greatest structural cause” for Sept. 11, which was “the wall that segregated criminal investigators and intelligence agents.”

“Government erected this wall,” Ashcroft said. “Government buttressed this wall. And before Sept. 11, government was blinded by this wall.”

Gorelick later was a member of the 9/11 Commission, a participant in the very events being investigated. At the commission hearings, she pummeled Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, not with questions but with accusations of malfeasance, asking Rice why her office failed to “connect the dots.”

Gorelick made the accusations knowing that she herself issued the memo ordering the FBI to erect a legal wall between itself and the CIA, preventing them from sharing information, making it impossible to collect the dots, much less connect them.

She should have been a witness, not a panel member.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White, who in 1998 brought an indictment against bin Laden and a deputy, Mohammed Atef, for the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, wrote two scathing memos to Attorney General Janet Reno on the wall Gorelick built with Reno’s approval.

On June 13, 1995, White wrote Reno: “The most effective way to combat terrorism is with as few labels and walls as possible so that whenever permissible, the right and left hands are communicating.”

According to a New York Post report, White was so upset after Reno and Gorelick refused to tear down Gorelick’s wall barring information-sharing between intelligence and law enforcement that she wrote a second, still-secret memo, saying their wall hindered law enforcement and could cost lives.

In this time of financial crisis and war on terror, it would be more than a little ironic if an old Clinton crony, someone who played a detrimental role in both, would be rewarded again with a key role in government. Maybe it’s true that the more things “change” the more they remain the same.

http://www.israpundit.com/2008/?p=5385


27 posted on 11/11/2008 10:05:11 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: CutePuppy

How was Fitzpatrick compromised ?


28 posted on 11/11/2008 10:06:32 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: All
He can have our AZ Governor...:^)
29 posted on 11/11/2008 10:25:47 PM PST by az_gila (AZ - need less democrats)
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To: CutePuppy; STARWISE

Yeah, I’m disgusted by the thought of that leaking weasel leftist Comey becoming AG, but then Gorelick and any of the others would also be a horror show.

The only good thing about a nomination of either Gorelick or Comey would be if any Republicans actually had the guts to grill him/her on the record, ask point-blank questions about their real record, etc.

But I don’t know that any R. would truly confront either Comey or Gorelick and make them answer all the tough questions under penalty of perjury.


30 posted on 11/11/2008 10:57:01 PM PST by Enchante (Make Fox News come clean on the hoax attacks on Governor Sarah Palin!!!)
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To: STARWISE

By his rabid mis-conduct during Plamegate, entirely evident to everyone at the end of it. Also his numerous failures in Chicago court later. He did not come out of these like a hero to anyone on either side, including people who expected at the very least the indictments of Karl Rove and Dick Cheney... Some in the media may not like him because of treatment of Judith Miller...

He’ll be at best a distraction to Obama from the very beginning, and may be a little too “independent”, considering he may have the goods on some of Obama’s Chicago friends, and he really doesn’t bring anything to the table that any Dem lapdog AG could not.


31 posted on 11/11/2008 10:59:23 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: Enchante
But I don’t know that any R. would truly confront either Comey or Gorelick and make them answer all the tough questions under penalty of perjury.

Maybe not during confirmation hearing, but who knows two years from now. And it will always be in the aether, should something else happen "on their watch"... Too much liability.

32 posted on 11/11/2008 11:04:55 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: STARWISE

Fitzgerald is investigating Obama’s Chicago machine cronies. It’s more likely Obama will fire Fitzgerald than promote him. And with any luck, Fitz will throw Obama in prison.

If anyone from the Bush administration stays, it will be SecDef Gates.


33 posted on 11/12/2008 12:59:18 AM PST by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: April Lexington

Time to bolt the doors to the White House.


34 posted on 11/12/2008 4:55:17 AM PST by beagleone
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To: STARWISE

Link to the article, please?


35 posted on 11/12/2008 5:11:47 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: STARWISE

that makes me ill


36 posted on 11/12/2008 5:14:11 AM PST by RDTF (BO smells and eventually people do what's necessary to avoid it)
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To: STARWISE
Barry will 'fire' Fitz anyway. All US Attorneys get replaced when a new admin comes in. My only hope is that Fitz can get Blago indicted BEFORE Jan. The new guy will have to follow through with the prosecution.

(And no way will Fitz get a *promotion*.)

37 posted on 11/12/2008 5:42:31 AM PST by Condor51 (Obama follows Karl Marx. I follow Sun Tzu. [Wanna come out and play Barry?])
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To: STARWISE

So much for ‘Change’....(eye roll)


38 posted on 11/12/2008 6:34:23 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: STARWISE
Yes, but she is a smart, well-spoken woman who has risen to the highest positions through sheer grit and determination.


/sar

39 posted on 11/12/2008 6:50:10 AM PST by nwrep
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To: IncPen

ping


40 posted on 11/12/2008 6:51:51 AM PST by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW ,)
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To: STARWISE
From 2004....

Blame Gorelick?

Considering the number of Toon retreads, this is looking more like Bubba's third term than Barry's first.

41 posted on 11/12/2008 6:54:39 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: penelopesire; STARWISE

I agree that we won’t have much change, especially in my state, Illinois. Democrats control the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, IL Senate, and IL House. If IL voters wanted to change the government, they would have ensured that Republicans regained control of those four houses. However, that didn’t happen. All four houses will gain Democrats.


42 posted on 11/12/2008 7:35:50 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins

So sorry to hear of your plight in a democrat state. I can’t even imagine it. If we did not live in a big red state, I don’t think I could handle the next four years of an Obamanation. I fear that in the end though, we will all suffer at the hands of socialism.


43 posted on 11/12/2008 7:49:10 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives; Admin Moderator; Lead Moderator

Here’s the link .. I didn’t realize it didn’t go through.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-cabinet-charticlenov06,0,211982.story

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Mods, when you can, would you please add the link? Thank you.


44 posted on 11/12/2008 8:02:20 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

It is no surprise to see the Gorelicker on the list.


45 posted on 11/12/2008 8:04:05 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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