Skip to comments.“Mistress Of Disaster” Mired in BP Mess
Posted on 09/11/2010 9:16:18 PM PDT by Sioux-san
It did not surprise me to learnand hats off to blogger Johnny Cirucci for the tipthat former Clinton Deputy Attorney General, Jamie Gorelick (at left), the well-labeled Mistress of Disaster, has been enlisted by BP to represent the company before Congress on the subject of the Gulf disaster.
In reporting the move for Politico, an allegedly non-partisan journal, Abby Phillip ingenuously notes that Gorelick, now a private attorney, could just as easily have been on the other side of the table.
Her role in the Clinton administration and her later service as a member of the 9/11 Commission, writes Phillip, made her a logical choice for attorney general. The only problem, adds Phillip, were those controversies.
Phillip does not know the sixteenth of it. A Harvard Law gradarent they all?Gorelick assumed her Justice Department role after Associate Attorney General, Webster Hubbell, was forced out in 1994 for sundry corruptions at Hillarys Arkansas law firm.
Back when it still did actual reporting, the New York Times discovered "a possible effort to obstruct justice by securing Mr. Hubbell's silence on crucial elements of the Whitewater case." To be sure, that effort would go un-investigated by Gorelicks Justice Department.
As Deputy Attorney General, Gorelick, like Hubbell before her, served as the Clintonista equivalent of a Soviet political officer in a Department nominally headed by the feckless Janet Reno.
Gorelick got her first taste of disaster as field commander after the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.
Two months later, on June 19, 1995 Gorelick issued her now infamous wall memo. Following a variety of strained arguments, Gorelick concluded, We believe that it is prudent to establish a set of instructions that will clearly separate the counterintelligence investigation from the more limited but continued, criminal investigations.
(Excerpt) Read more at cashill.com ...
To this day, I still pronounce it “Gore-lick”...
She hasn't got her fingers in the pie, she is the pie.
Jamie is one of my poster girls I like to make an example of when my feminazi acquaintances like to brag about how superior women being in charge is to men. What a joke. All those Lefty Elitists look alike to me regardless of plumbing.
Gorelick has also been hired to help defend Duke university against suits from its falsely-prosecuted lacrosse players.
I’m sure this was because of her expertise in defending universities (sarc/off).
Robert K. Steel, another Washington insider, was the Duke Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the time, and is a defendant in the suits.
Is our justice system robust enough to level the playing field against a combo of Gorelick and Steel? (I doubt it...)
I count Gorelick, Rahm and Barry as the most damaging public employees that have served in my lifetime. Whether it was the firewall that she recommended which opened the door to terrorists, her work on the 9-11 commission in which entailed investigating herself and finding herself innocent of any wrongdoing or her role in destroying the housing market.
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
“I count Gorelick, Rahm and Barry as the most damaging public employees that have served in my lifetime.”
Don’t forget Nazi Pelosi.