Skip to comments.President Obama finally meets with BP brass
Posted on 06/16/2010 10:30:47 AM PDT by John S Mosby
Snip- The oil giant brought its top brass, and even came armed with a top Clinton administration Justice Department official, Jamie Gorelick, whose name was floated as a possible attorney general pick for Obama. The White House side of the conference table in the Roosevelt Room was stacked: Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, five Cabinet secretaries, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, Attorney General Eric Holder and top presidential advisors. Both sides had their lawyers on hand.
Obama was scheduled to spend 20 minutes in the meeting. He entered the room with an entourage: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and her coordinator for claims oversight, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Commerce Secrertary Gary Locke, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, and senior advisor Valerie Jarrett.
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Maybe she can build a wall to contain the oil.
Ahh, for what do we prosecute her? Being an oppurtunistic A hole is not a crime.
If I had any sympathy for BP before today- it is now gone.
May this inept liberal human disaster of a bureaucrat Gorelick do for BP what she did to FNMA- but with their stockholder’s money, not the US Taxpayers’
Gorelick does give the impression that she engages in fraud, corruption and other criminal behavior.
ROFL. You old FReepers never do forget do you.
President Obama entered the meeting leading the 3 Stooges and the Marx brothers, accompanied by a Rosie O’Donnell look alike.
"We are safe. The evidence is gone.
BPs and DNCs own Jamie Gorelick will handle the destruction of all evidence
The cheeky American public will never know about our payoffs to Obama,
or the money British Petroleum pumped into Obama's 2008 presidential campaign,
or our ties to the White House
or Rahm Emanuels other connections to us.
I like that.
I wonder how much BP is paying her to sink their company?
In a fascist state the corporate money is supplanted and used by the regime instead of taxes under threat of seizure. It is much worse than stealing taxpayer money. And it takes a special kind of fascist like Gorelick to do this.
I suspect that the Fannie Mae money was 30 pieces of silver for looking the other way and paving the Democrats 2008 campaign strategy.
The last I heard Gorelick had been chosen to lead the administration’s legal team that was to sue BP for the cleanup. Now she is representing them???? I smell a scam here especially since BP caved so quickly to this excrow fund — and the Obama czar who will be administering it.
Is Gorelick on the Kenyan’s ass-kicking list?
Gorelick's book "Destruction of Evidence"
On Aug. 22, 1996, just before the Democratic National Convention,
Ms. Gorelick oversaw a critical Justice Department meeting with the FBI.
Immediately after this meeting, as it happened,
all serious inquiry into the fate of TWA 800 came to an end.
Berger purloined all draft revisions of a key critique of the government's response
to the millennium terrorism threat, a document that detailed Administration knowledge
and inaction regarding al Qaeda presence in the U.S. in 1999
and 2000. Stolen were crucial notes in the margins of these drafts
which reveal the thinking and agendas of the
Clinton Administration relating to the mounting terrorist threat.
Washington Post, "Berger Quits as Advisor to Kerry", Susan Schmidt
Berger was not qualified as NSA.
He was a millionaire lawyer and lobbyist with a career centered on expanding trade with China.
Tom Laughlin, http://www.billyjack.com/jung/08_politics/articles/990515_spy.html
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh opined that
Burger was a public-relations hack, interested in how something would play in the press .
The New Yorker, per http://www.nationalreview.com/lowry/lowry200311030753.asp
Dick Morris noted Berger seemed to work overtime
at opposing tough measures against terror,
advising vetoes of legislation aimed at crippling Iranian terror funding
and working to block antiterror sanctions.
Wall Street Journal, "While Clinton Fiddled", Dick Morris
All just a wink and a nod?
You know, that is a very good observation. The “bubble” in real estate was designed by Goldman Sachs and facilitated by Fannie and Freddie (with Gorelick and Franklin Raines in charge). The next planned bubble being orchestrated largely by Goldman Sachs is the carbon credits market, and CrapnTrade on the govt side of facilitation. BP is a principal signatory on Crap n Trade so they can be the major player in the carbon credits scam. The bag woman for all of this bubble making is Jameie Gorelick, a criminal in place responsible for 9-11. She was also on the “9-11 Commission” that should have been investigating HER!! This should break every camel’s back. Freepers we can no longer sit on the sidelines. Take a stand, and conservative activism. This is just wrong. Spread the word.
Barney Frank ran the investigations into Fannie and Freddie when HE opposed oversight that George Bush wanted into their accounting back in 2003.
HE should have been answering how objective could he be when he had SLEPT with one of the young male executives at Fannie.
And not only Jamie Gorelick but Louis Freah. TWO freaks go from national security to banking? With that track record under their belts?
Bring back Dubya
Gorelick had also been considered for Attorney General.
I believe the escrow fund is the “entry fee” for priority status on the carbon credits marketing scam bubble being orchestrated by Goldman Sachs (Tim Geithner et al are “in the WH house). So this is all gravy train and kabuki theater for the stupid masses. Every true liberal environmentalist of ANY persuasion should be outraged. Of course, on the local level in dem politics this translates to “did you get yo payoff yet- dat obama is da man” The chicago way. This has to be stopped. The oil is still leaking, and the mandate for presidential action has been ignored to activate this.
Mistress of Disaster: Jamie Gorelick
Also Wednesday, Obama, intensifying his push for passing climate change legislation before the midterms, summoned a bipartisan group of Senators to the White House next Wednesday in hopes of reaching a compromise on the stalled energy bill, according to an administration official.
Attendees invited to “discuss the path forward for comprehensive energy legislation in the Senate” include: Sens. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John Kerry (D-Mass.), Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).
But fraud at Fannie and Freddis is.
I think the reverse is in order. The Kenyan is on Gorelick’s ass-kicking list. Nothing from this meeting can be good for the people near the gulf or the rest of us for that matter. Gorelick can destroy the entire Bummer’s staff in a matter of minutes. So the question becomes just how much of our money is the Kenyan going to pay BP for this meeting?
What bank is Louey at?
I’m sure this’ll be covered by all the MSM, uh huh.
This is, what? After 60 days, what do you achieve in 20 minutes.
New name for the it in the WH: Insulter-in-Chief.
Gorelick advises to plug the well by injecting a “Junk Shot” of hundreds of packets of $100 bills and golf balls etc into the pockets of the Obama administration, also called a “Top kill” to divert boots from necks and save asses from being kicked.
“In September 2001, Freeh was appointed to the board of directors of credit card issuer MBNA; he also served as the bank’s general counsel, as well as corporate secretary and ethics officer.”
It take Barack longer than 20 minutes to eat a slushie without getting a brain freeze.
MBNA was bought by BoA.
Just looked it up and Freeh is now on the board of Wilmington Trust.
They should all be thrown out of office.
They told us this is what CHANGE looks like. A bunch of Clintonista corrupt politicos who never leave.
BP Just agreed to contribute 20 Billion to a slush fund with Obummer's man in control of it!!!
It's wagyu beef night at the presidential palace. You can't expect him to trifle too long with with other matters...not on a Wednesday.
There is no way that Kenneth Feinberg, Obama’s Pay Czar, is an independent third party to monitor the $20 billion escrow account. He answers to no one but Obama.
Call your Congress man or woman....don’t let this stand.
all lawyered up and ready to kick someone’s arse.
Jamie Gorelick did a great job for BP! What an advocate!
Washington insiders acting like Washington insiders.
Gorelick was on the Fannie Board. As strange as it may seem Fannie Mae now OWNS the patent for carbon trading on the CCX. BP is also heavily involved in the CCX and has doled out millions (many millions) for green energy.
So now the green energy activists at BP have hired Gorelick to represent them. They have agreed to a $20B fund for victims. This is not a sacrifice for BP because it helps them pursue their goals. Where do you think much of this money will go? Likely for green energy projects in the Gulf area. Why does Fannie own the patent? They want to link it to housing and much of the money will likely be doled out there. Franklin Raines is now on the Board of a housing project to refit homes and he is likely in on the scheme.
The enviros' huge dreams for making billions on the CCX are on the line. This is their moment to make their push and BP, Obama, Fannie Mae, Gorelick, and Raines are all in it together.
Is this tin-foil or real? We will see as the BP story contines on, but I do believe they will do ANYTHING to get their green dream and Ms Gorelick represents their way forward.
I hope they got a side of immunity with that!
We know this Administration returns to the well over and over and over again.
This is a political slush fund nothing more. Politicians and their hanger-oners will populate this Board ... unless the IRS manages it.
$20B would be several years profit for this multinational company if the article I read on 2008 earnings is correct. It reflects 2008 profit as $21.1M. (http://www.bp.com/extendedsectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=9027576&contentId=7050330)
Makes me wonder if this is in contradiction to US statute now in existence limiting payouts. Plus the action itself is unprecedented by any President.
Wonder if BP will now shut its doors in the US and go play somewhere else in the world.
Actually, they are trying to transform their company. Don't forget that BP is out in front on cap and trade and helped write the Democrats' bill.
They likely thought up the $20B fund. It will them to get their green ideas disseminated.
BP would like to beat all the US companies in green energy because if US policy ever changes to favor the US oil companies BP will be out in the cold. So they have been and will continue to combine with the Dems to try to defeat the US oil companies by leading us all into a green revolution. This is their big chance.
Heckuva job, Barry!
I’m sure James Earl Carter is THRILLED he is no longer the most inept (a.k.a. worst) President in American history.
You got it .. Jamie Gorelick, 9/11 Wall Builder, Clinton/Reno/Waco CYA participant, buddy of Holder, thief
of $26M from our Fannie Mae dollars.
She’s the insider’s insider .. greased from years of
compliance with her rat puppetmasters. This is the lib
mafia .. at it’s highest and most powerful. This is all
staged faux crisis management. Watch the man behind the curtain.
And .. oh look .. there’s Tom Daschle!!!
BP also brought along legal advisors, including general counsel Rupert Bondy, and litigator Jamie Gorelick from top US law firm WilmerHale.
Jamie Gorelick is also serves on BP America’s external advisory council, alongside Tom Daschle.
Obama’s White House worked hand in hand with BP on spill response. This meeting is theater for public consumption, much like last night’s Oval Office speech.
Obama provided no details on the disaster. He didn’t address the new estimate of 35,000 to 60,000 barrels per day, released hours before his talk. He still hasn’t answered the supertanker question, posed weeks ago in a press conference.
The White House scolding of BP is intended to disperse public anger. It’s not clear they have a plan for anything else.