Skip to comments.Republicans, Clinton alumni among Cabinet prospects (GORELICK on list!!)
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.
Who else is on the list?
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.
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- 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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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.
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.
She (Gorelick) is the F. Gump of American tragedy and corruption.
Never before has FR’s searchable database been more valuable.
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.
Gore-lick should not be allowed anywhere near money or computers.
But hey, what do I know?
...also made miiilllllions with Frannie and Fredie
Gorelick should be in prison, not in anybody’s cabinet.
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.
PS~~ She also represented Duke University in the lacrosse team rape hoax scandal. Gorelick = always on scene for disturbing events.
CHANGE , BABY!
Will Craig Livingstone be doing the hiring?
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.
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!!!
Bill Ayers should be in prison, not ghostwriting memoirs...
Maybe she’s got the missing 204 votes needed for Franken to win in her trunk.
BTW PLEASE let him take Napolitano for something, our next in line is a Republican.
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.
Eric Holder is also a moron.
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.
Comey = another bad seed.
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.
Must be some heavy duty s*it going to hit the fan.
Doesn’t Gorelick specialize in burying things?
More Gorelick background from today:
Shes 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 lets 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 Countrywides chief executive at the time, Angelo Mozilo.
Countrywides 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 Renos 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 Gorelicks 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 its true that the more things change the more they remain the same.
How was Fitzpatrick compromised ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Time to bolt the doors to the White House.
Link to the article, please?
that makes me ill
(And no way will Fitz get a *promotion*.)
So much for ‘Change’....(eye roll)
Considering the number of Toon retreads, this is looking more like Bubba's third term than Barry's first.
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.
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.
Here’s the link .. I didn’t realize it didn’t go through.
Mods, when you can, would you please add the link? Thank you.
It is no surprise to see the Gorelicker on the list.