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Holder and FBI admit lying about data released before election last year
American Thinker ^
| Aug 15, 2013
| Thomas Lifson
Posted on 08/15/2013 7:44:21 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
In their efforts to promote the re-election of Barack Obama, our nation's premier law enforcement agencies presented false data to the American public about a "crackdown" on mortgage fraud. Fox News reports:
The Justice Department and FBI have quietly acknowledged they grossly overstated the scope of a mortgage fraud crackdown, which the administration heralded with much fanfare a few weeks before last year's presidential election.
According to a memo circulated by the FBI and a correction posted online by the Justice Department, the number of defendants, the number of victims and the size of the losses are, in reality, a fraction of what officials claimed last October.
Attorney General Eric Holder and other law enforcement officials claimed in early October that the initiative charged 530 criminal defendants on behalf of 73,000 victims who suffered over $1 billion in losses. The so-called Distressed Homeowner Initiative, which targeted fraud schemes against distressed homeowners, was highlighted in a press release and press conference at the time.
Holder, talking to the cameras on Oct. 9, called it "a groundbreaking, year-long mortgage fraud enforcement effort."
The real numbers, it turns out, were far smaller. The feds now admit that the number of criminal defendants charged was more like 107, not 530. The number of victims was 17,185 -- still a large number, but roughtly one fourth the size of the original headcount. And the losses totaled $95 million -- not $1 billion, as originally claimed.
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Obama should be known as the Potemkin President because there is so much fraud involved in hisss self-presentation to the public.
posted on 08/15/2013 7:44:21 AM PDT
posted on 08/15/2013 7:45:53 AM PDT
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
The highest priority for BHO is controlling the message!
Scandal and wrong-doing will not be extensively reported or not at all!
posted on 08/15/2013 7:50:46 AM PDT
(Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
can we call this a form of "reverse potemkinin "?
posted on 08/15/2013 7:53:28 AM PDT
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Edward Snowden gets to stay in Russia for year ,so will Putin hand him back just in time for Obama to use him in the 2014 elections
posted on 08/15/2013 7:54:20 AM PDT
Then why isn't anybody fired, arrested or both.
We have a "Too Big To Take Responsibility" problem in our government.
Imagine it being even bigger. <shudder>
posted on 08/15/2013 7:55:48 AM PDT
(Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
Under the circumstances, I think Saddam Hussein might have been more legitimately elected in Iraq than Hussein Obama was elected here. Such a rigged election. Amazing.
posted on 08/15/2013 8:00:12 AM PDT
(21st century. I'm not a fan.)
EXACTLY!Using”Political Office”to promote a candidacy is against FEDERAL LAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The House should start impeachment hearings as to both Holder & Obama. For a model of the form that a bill of impeachment should take, note how Jefferson indicted King George, for allowing Parliament to act under his authority, in an illegitimate manner: Declaration Of Independence--With Study Guide
With very slight modifications, the House could paraphrase Jefferson in voting to impeach Obama.
Properly timed, the trial in the Senate could be delayed until after the 2014 mid-term elections. Always remember that the key to elections is what people are induced to focus on. The abuse of power, described in this thread is an example of that universal concept.
posted on 08/15/2013 8:12:04 AM PDT
barry soetoro is governing the US like kwame kilpatrick ran detroit.
posted on 08/15/2013 8:37:35 AM PDT
(Valley Forge Redux)
To: EXCH54FE; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ..
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I dont add you to the list...
posted on 08/15/2013 8:49:54 AM PDT
by null and void
(Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
UsingPolitical Officeto promote a candidacy is against FEDERAL LAW!
That was back in the days of the rule of law.
posted on 08/15/2013 9:03:29 AM PDT
by Standing Wolf
(No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
Holder has lied so often, why should anyone believe anything coming from his mouth
posted on 08/15/2013 9:09:16 AM PDT
Obama’s HAMP Program a Stunning Success
Obama had lofty goals of helping 4 million Americans keep their homes with his Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP).
Here are some quick facts:
HAMP modified 1.2 million mortgages (70% less than the target)
Another 88,000 at risk
The re-default rate is an alarming 30%
The re-default rate of those in since 2009 is 46%
posted on 08/15/2013 9:49:30 AM PDT
(Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
Baghdad Bob is more believable than this admin.
posted on 08/15/2013 9:53:50 AM PDT
(This reply was mined before it was posted.)
It is easy to meet goals when you redefine success to mean whatever it is you may or may not have accomplished.
posted on 08/15/2013 9:54:23 AM PDT
(Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
From now on FBI agents should be known as s”special agent Bad Penny “ aka DIRTY COPPERS!!!
Hey, they're Democrats
which means they're modern day communists
which means that lying is a way of life for them.
posted on 08/15/2013 5:26:03 PM PDT
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