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  • The New Team: Jamie Gorelick

    11/09/2008 6:29:16 PM PST · by Comparative Advantage · 152 replies · 1,048+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | November 9, 2008 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    As he prepares to take office, President-elect Barack Obama is relying on a small team of advisers who will lead his transition operation and help choose the members of a new Obama administration. Following is part of a series of profiles of potential members of the administration. The New Team A series of profiles of potential members of the Obama administration. Name: Jamie Gorelick Being considered for: Attorney general Would bring to the job: A wide-ranging Washington résumé that spans corporate, legal and national security affairs. Ms. Gorelick (pronounced Guh-REH-lick) was the No. 2 official at the Justice Department in...
  • Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelick and Fannie Mae (Vanity)

    10/03/2008 2:05:12 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 36 replies · 1,750+ views
    Radio Report | October 3, 2008 | self
    I cannot source this, but I heard the other day that Ms. Gorelick had worked for Fannie may at a salary of a little over $500,000 and left with $26,000,000 in bonuses. The bio on her website says she was Vice Chair of Fannie Mae from 1997 to 2003. She is a Harvard elitist (see link below). Jamie GorelickApparently she did a horrible job and left with a 26 million dollar bonus. To me, something just doesn't look right here. I think there should be a thorough investigation to see if any laws were broken and if she (and Franklin...
  • Attorney General Gorelick? (Vanity)

    10/03/2008 1:14:56 PM PDT · by gundog · 15 replies · 992+ views
    self | October 3, 2008 | gundog
    Attorney General Gorelick? Could the creator of the "wall of separation" between foreign and domestic investigations become the next Attorney General of the United States? Would you trust a person who's up to her elbows in the current financial upheaval to persue due diligence in the FBI's investigation of the key players in that debacle? Would President Obama, himself the number two beneficiary of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae's political largesse, allow his Attorney General to prosecute these cases? Would you have faith in the advise and consent capacity of a Senate composed of nearly 60 Democrats, among them Christopher...
  • Probe Into Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Widens

    09/30/2008 9:15:57 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 65 replies · 1,904+ views
    WashPost ^ | 9-30-08 | Zachary Goldfarb
    The government probe into Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac widened as the mortgage giants disclosed yesterday they are under investigation by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The companies, which were seized by the government three weeks ago, said that the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the SEC have opened investigations over accounting, disclosure and corporate governance matters relating to events dating to Jan. 1, 2007.
  • Fannie Mae’s Thugs Vilified Whistleblowers, Told Avalanche of Lies

    09/30/2008 6:27:48 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 19 replies · 411+ views ^ | 7/23/2008 | Hans Bader
    [note: this article is from July 23, 2008] A $25 billion bailout of government-backed mortgage giant Fannie Mae is now planned. But Fannie Mae has such political power that its crooked managers will probably never be held accountable for their fraud in any way, unlike the Enron executives who went to jail. Instead, its lending authority will likely expand under federal mortgage bailout bills. Paul Gigot, a Wall Street Journal editor, describes the personal vilification he has received over the years after the Journal began warning, prophetically, that Fannie Mae was engaged in fraudulent accounting, and that the taxpayers might...
  • REPORT: LA grand jury probing Countrywide VIP loans (includes all the DEM suspects)

    09/26/2008 5:50:44 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 35 replies · 1,542+ views
    LAtimesblogs via WSJ ^ | September 25, 2008 | Peter Viles
    The Wall Street Journal reports that a federal grand jury in Los Angeles is investigating the so-called "Friends of Angelo" loan program at Countrywide Financial, under which influential borrowers received preferential terms on home loans. The reported borrowers under the program have included U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), former Fannie Mae Chief Executive Franklin Raines, and California state appeals court judge Richard Aldrich.
  • Countrywide Made Home Loans to Gorelick, Mudd

    09/25/2008 3:41:49 AM PDT · by abb · 56 replies · 2,002+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 25, 2008 | Glenn R. Simpson
    Countrywide Financial Corp., the biggest U.S. mortgage lender, made large, previously undisclosed home loans to two additional executives of Fannie Mae, the government-chartered firm at the center of the U.S. credit crisis. One of Countrywide's previously undisclosed customers at Fannie was Jamie Gorelick, an influential Democratic Party figure whose $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. Ms. Gorelick was Fannie Mae's vice chairman at the time. [Former Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick, listening to testimony on Capitol Hill in April, got a...
  • Countrywide Made Home Loans to Gorelick, Mudd

    09/25/2008 2:34:06 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 40 replies · 1,360+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/25/08 | GLENN R. SIMPSON
    Countrywide Financial Corp., the biggest U.S. mortgage lender, made large, previously undisclosed home loans to two additional executives of Fannie Mae, the government-chartered firm at the center of the U.S. credit crisis. One of Countrywide's previously undisclosed customers at Fannie was Jamie Gorelick, an influential Democratic Party figure whose $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. Ms. Gorelick was Fannie Mae's vice chairman at the time. Another Countrywide client was recently ousted Fannie Mae Chief Executive Daniel Mudd, though it isn't clear...
  • Q&A with Fannie Mae's Jamie Gorelick (from 2002)

    09/24/2008 1:38:25 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 20 replies · 859+ views
    Business Week ^ | March 2002 | Margaret Popper
    The vice-chairman sees "a very, very strong 2002" and says Fannie and Freddie are "managed safely" In the wake of the Enron disaster, Federal National Mortgage Assn. (Fannie Mae) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac), the federally chartered mortgage banks that experienced explosive growth in 2001, have come under increased scrutiny. Once again, Republicans in Congress are threatening to conduct an investigation into the activities of the two -- No. 7 and No. 2, respectively, on this year's BusinessWeek 50 list of top performers -- some say in hopes of revoking the portions of the Fannie and Freddie...
  • Those behind market crisis should be punished: Sarkozy

    09/23/2008 2:45:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 330+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/23/08
    Those behind market crisis should be punished: Sarkozy 1 hour, 39 minutes ago Those responsible for the crisis that has swept global financial markets should be punished, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said overnight in his first reaction to the latest bout of economic turmoil. In an acceptance speech at an award ceremony attended by U.S. and French business leaders, Sarkozy called for the "truth" on the crisis to be uncovered. "Today, millions of people across the world fear for their savings, for their apartment, for the funds they have put in banks. It is our duty to give them clear...
  • Mistress of Disaster: Jamie Gorelick

    09/20/2008 5:08:14 PM PDT · by huac · 60 replies · 2,238+ views
    American Thinker ^ | C. E. Wright
    "...One Jamie Gorelick is this American. And without pretending that she caused the loss of countless thousands of lives and countless billions of dollars of wealth by herself, she certainly did push some of the early domino's in catastrophic chain events that are a major factors in life in America today...Gorelick, an appointee of Bill Clinton, is the one who constructed the wall of separation that kept the CIA and the FBI from comparing notes and therefore invading the privacy of nice young men like, say, Muhammed Atta and Zacarius Moussaoui. While countless problems were uncovered in our intelligence operations...
  • Mike Reagan Hammers the Dems/Wall Street Bailout

    09/19/2008 5:24:26 PM PDT · by RadioCirca1970 · 25 replies · 244+ views
    The Michael Reagan Show ^ | 09/19/2009 | Michael Reagan
    Mike Reagan declared the runaway government bailout of Wall Street at taxpayers expense a "ROBBERY!" Los Angeles, Ca. - On his nationally syndicated radio show Reagan declared that the "Democrats Franklin Raines, Jim Johnson, Jamie Gorelick, Penny Pritzker, Chris Dodd and Barney Frank, are robbing the American taxpayer, and Republicans in the House and Senate had been tapped to drive the getaway car. In a political system where well paid Democrat operatives can enrich themselves at the expense of the American people with zero downside, there is no incentive to behave properly, when the taxpayer will bail you out. Enough...
  • Mistress of Disaster: Jamie Gorelick

    09/19/2008 12:52:19 AM PDT · by neverdem · 105 replies · 726+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 19, 2008 | C. Edmund Wright
    Ken Lay and Jack Abramoff must be green with envy over the all the mischief that has been accomplished by Jamie Gorelick, with scarcely any demonization in the press. Imagine playing a central role in the biggest national defense disaster in 50 years. Imagine playing a central role in one of the biggest economic disasters in your country's history. Imagine doing both as an un-elected official. Imagine getting filthy rich in the process, and even being allowed to sit self-righteously on a commission appointed to get to the bottom of the first disaster, which of course did not get to...
  • Vanity - Wikipedia void of "Jamie Garelick" entries

    09/18/2008 10:34:13 AM PDT · by davidlachnicht · 94 replies · 2,606+ views
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  • CNN's Crowley: Obama Team Wanted 'Horrific' Wall Street Headlines

    09/16/2008 12:33:06 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 29 replies · 529+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Sept. 16, 2008 | Noel Sheppard
    Do you think the recent stock market collapse or troubles in the banking system are good news? Well, according to CNN's Candy Crowley, the Obama campaign does. On Monday's "Anderson Cooper 360," after CNN senior political analyst David Gergen said "what happened over the weekend with the economy and the bottom falling out of the financial the opportunity for Obama to seize the momentum back on his side," Crowley actually said, "[J]ust as foreclosures were showing up on B-17, or in the real estate section, along comes this horrific headline out of Wall Street...I mean, this is what they...
  • Jamie Gorelick, Mistress of Disaster

    09/16/2008 8:44:26 AM PDT · by Renfield · 25 replies · 274+ views
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 9-15-08 | Doug Ross
    It's not often that one person plays key roles in two -- count 'em, two -- trillion-dollar disasters. Welcome, my friends, to the world of well-connected Democrat Jamie Gorelick. In 2004, observers were "astonished" to discover that a key member of the 9/11 Commission had a fatal conflict-of-interest. Jamie Gorelick had served as a Deputy Attorney General under Bill Clinton from 1994 to 1997.....

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac survived scrutiny by manipulating, cajoling, and lobbying politicians and hiring board members who were politicos (e.g. Jamie Gorelick) rather than mortgage gurus. They hired lobbyists, gave massive donations, obtained nice tax breaks, and sailed below the regulatory radar screen. Of the 354 lawmakers who received money from Freddie and Fannie between 1989 and 2008, Sen. Chris Dodd received the most. But next was . . . drumroll . . . Barack Obama. Yup. And he was only there for three years. Not too much went to John McCain, about a sixth of what Obama received...
  • Possibilities Abound for Obama Cabinet (Jamie Gorelick Alert)

    08/26/2008 8:54:06 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 22 replies · 462+ views
    Roll Call ^ | August 26, 2008 | By Louis Jacobson
    CongressNow: Possibilities Abound for Obama Cabinet August 26, 2008 By Louis Jacobson CongressNow Staff With Democrats having been out of the White House for eight years, there is no shortage of Cabinet-ready personnel for a President Barack Obama to choose from. Here are some names being floated for domestic Cabinet appointments. National security and economic posts are covered in other articles in this series. Attorney General. With revelations of an affair presumably taking widely touted former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) out of the picture, the AG landscape is wide open. Eric Holder Jr., a member of Obama’s vice presidential vetting...
  • Jamie Gorelick's Cloudy Memory (mega clintonista wall gag alert)

    07/30/2008 4:48:44 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 40 replies · 554+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7-29-08 | Ed Lasky
    Jamie Gorelick writes an op-ed complaining about the politicization of the Department of Justice regarding the recruitment of U.S. Attorneys during the Bush Administration. She makes it appear as if the ability to hire and fire US attorneys were not at the discretion of the President -- which it is. But she also forgot her own history. Gorelick was herself a Clinton appointee and one who has seemingly forgotten her own President's actions in using the bludgeon of Justice Department hiring and firings for political purposes. To wit: Bill Clinton fired all U.S. Attorney's when he assumed office and...
  • Another Blow To Justice [Gorelick scum]

    07/29/2008 2:08:28 AM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies · 358+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/29/08 | Jamie Gorelick
    Where were the career people on whom we count to keep the department honest? The latest report concludes that the two most senior people responsible for protecting immigration judges from political influence had "sufficient evidence . . . to have realized that political or ideological affiliations played a role" and that they should have spoken up to others who could do something. The same criticism was leveled at those who ran the office overseeing the honors program and lateral hiring. Where were they? It is disappointing that they failed to act forcefully to protect the department they served. Attorney General...