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  • Is Jamie Gorelick in on IRS scandal, too?

    02/13/2014 9:29:33 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    WND ^ | 02/13/2014 | Jack Cashill
    Just when I think I am beyond the reach of shock, I come across some new revelation that makes my head rotate. Disturbing enough was WND’s breakthrough discovery that the liberal, Soros-funded Urban Institute has an officially sanctioned role in the vetting of nonprofits that seek tax-exempt status through the IRS. Almost equally disturbing is the revelation that the vice chairwoman of the Urban Institute Board of Trustees is none other than Jamie Gorelick. How does this lady manage it? In her most recent public outing, Gorelick represented BP in the Gulf oil mess – not the first disaster with...
  • Terrorist? Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

    09/25/2012 3:37:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 25, 2012 | Matthew Vadim
    FBI agents aren’t allowed to treat individuals associated with terrorist groups as potential threats to the nation, according to a startling, newly discovered FBI directive. The fact that a terrorism suspect is associated with a terrorist group means nothing, according to the FBI document, “Guiding Principles: Touchstone Document on Training.” The “touchstone” document, dated March of this year, is available online but hasn’t been reported on by major media outlets. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are to be instructed that “mere association with organizations that demonstrate both legitimate (advocacy) and illicit (violent extremism) objectives should not automatically result in a...
  • (CIA) Officials: Dead bomber name in terrorism database

    04/24/2013 4:10:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 4/24/2013 | Kimberly Dozier
    The CIA added the name of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect to a U.S. government terrorist database 18 months before the deadly explosions, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The CIA's request came about six months after the FBI investigated Tamerlan Tsarnaev, also at the Russian government's request, but the FBI found no ties to terrorism, officials said. The new disclosure was significant because officials have said the U.S. intelligence community had no information leading up to the April 15 bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. That one of the bomber's name...
  • The Mega Scandal Everyone Has Forgotten - Fannie, Freddie, and Congress get off scot-free.

    01/02/2013 3:07:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | DECEMBER 31, 2012 | John Fund
    Angelo Mozilo In Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi used an old Jedi mind trick on Stormtroopers to deflect them from their real quarry: “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” It worked.It looks as if another mind trick, well known in the Congress — delay and deflection — will now work to make Americans forget one of the biggest scandals of our time: the housing collapse that triggered the 2008 financial meltdown we are still suffering from. We shouldn’t just gaze over the fiscal cliff everyone else is scrutinizing; we should also examine the droids who helped set in motion our...
  • Ann Coulter: IF NOT ROMNEY, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN? (No Ann NOT Rommey!)

    11/16/2011 2:52:56 PM PST · by Syncro · 227 replies · 1+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | November 16, 2011 | Ann Coulter
    IF NOT ROMNEY, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN? November 16, 2011So now, apparently, we have to go through the cycle of the media pushing Newt Gingrich. This is going to be fantastic. In addition to having an affair in the middle of Clinton's impeachment; apologizing to Jesse Jackson on behalf of J.C. Watts -- one of two black Republicans then in Congress –- for having criticized "poverty pimps," and then inviting Jackson to a State of the Union address; cutting a global warming commercial with Nancy Pelosi; supporting George Soros' candidate Dede Scozzafava in a congressional special election; appearing...
  • Covering up is what Eric Holder does

    10/07/2011 6:33:44 AM PDT · by opentalk · 4 replies
    WND ^ | October 6, 2011 | Jack Cashill
    Exclusive: Jack Cashill notes, 'Attorney general has been solving problems for a long time'"I'm Winston Wolf. I solve problems," so says the professional fixer in Quentin Tarantino's oddball classic, "Pulp Fiction." In the film, Wolf acknowledges the problem at hand and sets out to solve it, "Now you got a corpse in a car, minus a head, in a garage. Take me to it." The Obama White House, like the Clinton White House before it, has its own Winston Wolf. His name is Eric Holder, attorney general, and this month's corpse in the car goes by the name "Fast and...
  • Cartwright named to advisory Defense Policy Board (Panetta also names Gorelick, Albright, Harman)

    10/06/2011 1:26:23 PM PDT · by maggief · 22 replies
    AP ^ | October 4, 2011
    EXCERPT Others Panetta is naming to the advisory board include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former deputy attorney general Jamie Gorelick and former Rep. Jane Harman. Panetta, Albright and Gorelick all served in the Bill Clinton administration. The high-level board provides advice and opinions to the defense secretary on a range of policy issues.
  • Jamie Gorelick: Mistress of Disaster (911 is her legacy)

    09/10/2011 9:03:48 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 48 replies
    directorblue ^ | 9/2011 | doug ross
    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2008/09/jamie-gorelick-mistress-of-disaster.html 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. It was later revealed that Gorelick had established a pre-Patriot Act "wall" that prevented the foreign intelligence and criminal investigative communities from collaborating. Her 1995 memo, entitled "Instructions on Separation of Certain Foreign Counterintelligence and...
  • BP wants to stop paying Gulf oil spill victims

    07/16/2011 6:10:02 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 25 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Google ^ | Jul 8, 2011
    CHICAGO — BP wants to stop paying most people affected by the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill for potential future damages because the region has recovered, a document released Friday said. The tourism industry is booming, all federal fishing grounds have reopened, and the shrimp catch has been plentiful, BP said. "The current economic data do not suggest that individual and business claimants face a material risk of future loss caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill," BP said in a 29-page document filed with the Gulf Coast Claim Facility, which is handling compensation claims. ... The compensation...
  • EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW W/ DEBT COLLECTOR WHO FOUND OBAMA ALIAS HARRISON J BOUNELL RELATED TO MICHELLE O

    05/26/2011 7:44:09 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 66 replies
    Rick ^ | May 19, 2011
    EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DEBT COLLECTOR WHO FOUND OBAMA ALIAS HARRISON J BOUNELL WHO IS RELATED TO MICHELLE OBAMA Barack Obama / Barry Sotero / Harrison J Bounel Blatant Real Estate / Tax Fraud? LONG LEGGED MAC DADDY has even more names. Harrison J Bounell J Harrison Bounell 5046 South Greenwood Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60615 This address where real estate fraud has been committed is owned by Judge Jane L Stuart. Obamanation’s book keeper Esquire Harvey Weinberg cooked the books on this fraudulent Real Estate deal for Obamanation at the tune of about 1.23 million dollars. SS#042-68-4425 Real Estate and Tax...
  • How To Ruin The FBI

    03/29/2011 5:28:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 28, 2011 | Staff
    National Security: Come September, FBI director Robert Mueller will step down after a decade's salutary service. Washington, predictably, is abuzz with names of potential successors, one of them outrageous. President Obama should go for continuity. Mueller was sworn in as President George W. Bush's choice just a week before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. That the nation has not been stricken by any attacks so massive is testament to the outgoing director's remarkable counterterrorist achievements. The record is not entirely unblemished. But Mueller and his counterterrorism team have stopped thousands of jihadist plots, an astonishing string of victories. And he has...
  • Former Clinton Official Paid $26 Million by Fannie Mae Before Taxpayer Bailout Now on Obama...

    03/23/2011 3:47:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/23/11 | Chris Neefus
    (CNSNews.com) –Jamie Gorelick, a former Clinton administration official who has reportedly made the Obama administration's to become considering the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), was paid more than $26 million in total compensation as a top executive at Fannie Mae--before taxpayers had to bail out the mortgage giant. Gorelick, who left the Clinton Justice Department in 1997 to work for Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines, was paid $26,466,834 in salary, bonuses, performance pay and stock options from 1998 to 2003, according to the Report of the Special Examination of Fannie Mae (2006), conducted by the Office...
  • Woman Tied to 9/11, Fannie Mae on Obama's FBI Shortlist!

    03/23/2011 2:50:41 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 84 replies
    FOX ^ | March 23, 2011 | Chris Neefus
    The Obama administration reportedly is considering former Clinton administration official Jamie Gorelick, among others, to become the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The Wall Street Journal’s Evan Perez first reported the news last week, citing “U.S. officials” familiar with the situation. Gorelick served as vice chairman of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) when the government-sponsored enterprise began bundling subprime loans into securitized financial instruments. Prior to that, she served as deputy attorney general in the Clinton Justice Department under then-Attorney General Janet Reno from 1994 to 1997. ... But Gorelick is perhaps best known...
  • Clinton Official Involved in Controversies Stemming From 9/11 and Subprime Loan Crisis...

    03/23/2011 9:43:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 23, 2011 | Chris Neefus
    Complete title: Clinton Official Involved in Controversies Stemming From 9/11 and Subprime Loan Crisis Reportedly Shortlisted to Run FBI (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration reportedly is considering former Clinton administration official Jamie Gorelick, among others, to become the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The Wall Street Journal’s Evan Perez first reported the news last week, citing “U.S. officials” familiar with the situation. Gorelick served as vice chairman of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) when the government-sponsored enterprise began bundling subprime loans into securitized financial instruments. Prior to that, she served as deputy attorney general...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Witnesses in Defense Dept. Report Suggest Cover-Up of 9/11 Findings (report is from 2006)

    10/04/2010 4:52:12 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 94 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/04/10 | Catherine Herridge
    A document obtained and witnesses interviewed by Fox News raise new questions over whether there was an effort by the Defense Department to cover up a pre-9/11 military intelligence program known as "Able Danger." At least five witnesses questioned by the Defense Department's Inspector General told Fox News that their statements were distorted by investigators in the final IG's report -- or it left out key information, backing up assertions that lead hijacker Mohammed Atta was identified a year before 9/11.
  • LIE: Obama Says Person In Charge Of BP Escrow Account Is "Third Party" -- HE'S NOT

    06/16/2010 12:41:47 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 39 replies · 1,086+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 16, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    ***ALERT*** President Obama says the $20 billion BP has committed to is not a "cap." "BP will meet their obligations" to the people of the gulf, he said. "Another important element is that this $20 billion fund will not be controlled by BP or the government." Obama said the escrow account will be executed by an impartial third party. Ken Feinberg will run the BP escrow account. UPDATE (@ 3:34:19 PM ET): It should be noted that Ken Feinberg is not an "impartial" third party. He has previously worked for the Obama administration in the Treasury department. His job was...
  • President Obama finally meets with BP brass

    06/16/2010 10:30:47 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 88 replies · 2,982+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 6-16-10 | Carol Lee and Glenn Thrush
    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...
  • Jamie Gorelick represents BP at Obama meeting! Whaat?

    06/16/2010 10:13:59 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 66 replies · 1,481+ views
    Politico.com ( yeah, I know) ^ | 6-16-10 | Carol Lee and Glenn Thrush
    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...
  • Caption: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with BP executives

    06/16/2010 9:59:30 AM PDT · by maggief · 78 replies · 1,492+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 16, 2010
    U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) and Vice President Joe Biden (3rd R) meet with BP executives in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in this handout photo taken and released June 16, 2010. BP has reached a preliminary agreement to put $20 billion into an escrow account to pay damage claims from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a source with knowledge of the process said on Wednesday. Pictured (L-R): BP CEO Tony Hayward, BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg, BP General Counsel Rupert Bondy, BP Managing Director Robert Dudley, Senior Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Attorney...
  • Obama BP meeting: No Interior Secretary, but lots of lawyers

    06/16/2010 9:19:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies · 1,039+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 16, 2010 | Byron York
    The White House has sent out the list of attendees for the president's meeting with BP executives. Other than the president and vice president, the people from the administration were: energy/climate advisor Carol Browner, economics adviser Larry Summers, and the domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes. Along with those three officials were three lawyers: White House counsel Robert Bauer, White House lawyer Don Verrilli, and Tom Perrelli, the number-three official in the Justice Department. Adm. Thad Allen also attended. Missing from the list: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who was singled out by the president in last night's speech for not doing...
  • THEY'RE HERE (WTH??? Jamie Gorelick at the White House/BP meeting!!!)

    06/16/2010 8:18:21 AM PDT · by milwguy · 37 replies · 1,169+ views
    politico ^ | 6/16/2010 | p
    The White House released this list of people expected to be at the meeting: Adm. Thad Allen, National Incident Commander Carol Browner, Office of Energy and Climate Larry Summers, National Economic Council Bob Bauer, White House Counsel Don Verrilli, White House Counsel’s Office Melody Barnes, Domestic Policy Council Tom Perrelli, Department of Justice Carl-Henric Svanberg, Chairman, BP Tony Hayward, CEO, BP Bob Dudley, Managing Director, BP Lamar McKay, CEO, BP America Rupert Bondy, General Counsel, BP Jamie Gorelick, WilmerHale, who was deputy attorney general under President Clinton and a 9/11 commissioner
  • Why Soros wants Norm Coleman out of the Senate (A Must Read)

    01/09/2009 2:27:47 PM PST · by flattorney · 44 replies · 3,807+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 09, 2009 | Ed Lasky
    George Soros is the biggest sugar daddy of the Democratic Party, and naturally wants to ensure that the Democrats have a monopoly of power in America. Recently, I wrote an article for American Thinker on the role that George Soros has played in helping the Democrat Al Franken in his race against the Republican incumbent Norm Coleman for a Senate seat in Minnesota. However, there may be one other reason that Soros was determined that Norm Coleman in particular lose his seat. This was personal. Norm Coleman was the chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and as...
  • 9/11, Info Sharing, and “The Wall”

    06/22/2009 5:00:40 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 10 replies · 1,161+ views
    9/11, Info Sharing, and “The Wall” The rise of “the wall” between intelligence and law enforcement personnel that impeded the sharing of information within the U.S. government prior to September 11, 2001 was critically examined in a detailed monograph (pdf) that was prepared in 2004 for the 9/11 Commission. It is the only one of four staff monographs that had not previously been released. It was finally declassified and disclosed earlier this month [http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/wall.pdf --searchable HTML transcript at http://74.125.155.132/search?q=cache:KyzY5fDka0AJ:www.fas.org/irp/eprint/wall.pdf+%22legal+barriers+to+information+sharing:+the+erection+of+a+wall+between+intelligence+and+law+enforcement+investigations%22&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us]. In April 2004, Attorney General John Ashcroft testified (pdf) that the failure to properly share threat information in the summer of...
  • DOJ stalling release of 9/11 Commission ‘Wall’ documents (letter to Rep. Bill Shuster)

    05/06/2009 5:30:06 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 9 replies · 687+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica.org ^ | May 6, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    On April 22, 2009, the Legislative Archive verbally informed me that the [9/11 Commission’s ‘Staff Monograph about the Wall’] was releasable and I would “likely have a copy in [my] hands within two weeks.” Yet a memo to me dated April 23, 2009 from the Legislative Archive in part states, “[I]t was determined by the National Archives that the monograph requires official declassification review before it can be released. I will submit the 35-page document to the reviewing agency as a mandatory declassification review request in your name tomorrow.” A person who had reviewed the staff monograph subsequently stated to...
  • Shocking Video Unearthed Democrats in their own words Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam

    03/23/2009 12:03:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies · 2,381+ views
    video 8:37 ... for future reference.
  • DAG Eric Holder was repeatedly told the ‘Wall’ was blocking intel sharing

    01/27/2009 2:26:06 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 10 replies · 941+ views
    911FamiliesForAermica.org ^ | January 27, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Three times during his tenure as Deputy Attorney General, Eric Holder was made fully aware that intelligence sharing with the Criminal Division was not taking place. As the officer in charge of day-to-day operations at the Department of Justice, his lack of due diligence ensured that the 'Wall' between the intelligence and criminal divisions of the FBI that Jamie Gorelick had built would remain in place for the foreseeable future. The 'Wall' stood as the Clinton administration and intelligence community saw the rising threat of al Qaeda, Ramzi Yousef was prosecuted for making the bomb used in the 1993 attack...
  • Ken Blackwell: Telling Nomination - Big plans for the American justice system.

    12/16/2008 11:04:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 780+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 16, 2008 | Ken Blackwell
    December 16, 2008, 0:00 a.m. Telling NominationBig plans for the American justice system. By Ken Blackwell President-Elect Barack Obama’s nomination of Eric Holder to be attorney general surprised many. There are reasons that Holder ought not to be confirmed, but regardless of that, his nomination tells us quite a bit about Obama and the Supreme Court he will likely give this country. Most of the president-elect’s Cabinet appointments have been praised, from Timothy Geithner as treasury secretary to Bill Richardson as commerce secretary. Others have been seen as reasonable but with reservations — such as Hillary Clinton as secretary...
  • Another Brick In 'The Wall'?

    11/11/2008 9:55:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 669+ views
    IBD Editrials ^ | November 11, 2008
    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 let's 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....
  • Republicans, Clinton alumni among Cabinet prospects (GORELICK on list!!)

    11/11/2008 8:47:51 PM PST · by STARWISE · 44 replies · 1,127+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11-6-08 | James Oliphant, Aamer Madhani, Bay Fang + AP
    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. *snip* Who else is on the list? Attorney general 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.
  • The return of The Wall? (Jamie Gorelick for AG?)

    11/10/2008 8:15:22 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies · 243+ views
    HotAir ^ | November 10, 1008 | Ed Morrissey
    The New York Times’ Eric Lichtblau takes a look at a potential Attorney General nominee in the nascent Barack Obama administration — and it’s a familiar face. Jamie S. Gorelick may be on Obama’s short list for AG, but she has been a familiar face during the Bush administration, too. Gorelick served under Janet Reno during the Clinton administration and played a critical role in blinding counterterrorism efforts prior to 9/11: --snip-- Gorelick would bring corporate experience to an Obama administration — in the same way Rahm Emanuel did. Gorelick was vice chairman at Fannie Mae in the years when...
  • 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...
  • An Investigation Has Started on Fannie/Freddie (AP) -- Now its a SCANDAL (Enron times TEN)

    09/30/2008 8:11:22 AM PDT · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 92 replies · 3,235+ views
    hmv
    Per AP, Freddie and Fannie are facing a Grand Jury as a U. S. Attorney's Investigation is underway. Folks, this is huge! It is now a SCANDAL, the repercussions of which are TEN to TWENTY times the impact of the Enron Scandal!!! We need to write to the editors of our newspapers and publicize this every way possible. Of course, we need to trace the money path through Dodd, Frank and company, directly to the annoited one. Get excited, this is great news!
  • L.A. grand jury probing Countrywide VIP loans (Sen. Obama adviser and Democrat Sen. involved)

    09/25/2008 7:44:11 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 36 replies · 1,682+ views
    la times ^ | 9/25/2008 | 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. Today's Journal: Countrywide 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. Prosecutors subpoenaed records of many of the so-called...
  • 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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  • Bush Proposed Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac Supervision In Sept 2003

    09/17/2008 10:01:15 PM PDT · by tallyhoe · 146 replies · 3,208+ views
    New York ^ | Sept 11, 2003 | STEPHEN LABATON
    A September 11, 2003 New York Times article shows that President Bush proposed “the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.” His proposal: An agency within the Treasury Department to supervise mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Fearing that mortgages would no longer be available to people who were unable to pay them back, Democrats eventually killed the proposal. The current meltdown in the mortgage industry is a direct result of giving mortgages to people who could not pay them back, a practice protected by Congressional Democrats.
  • 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. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/28/AR2008072802467.html?hpid=opinionsbox1 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...
  • Justice Dept.'s Hiring Tactics Illegal, Report Says (And guess who NPR runs to for a quote)

    07/28/2008 1:18:28 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 4 replies · 175+ views
    NPR ^ | 7/28/08 | Ari Shapiro
    An internal Justice Department investigation released Monday has concluded that senior officials broke the law by hiring immigration and other officials based on partisan considerations. The report — issued by the inspector general and the Office of Professional Responsibility — culminates an investigation that lasted more than a year, stemming from the firing of seven U.S. attorneys in one day in 2006. The report focuses on some of the senior officials in the circle of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Specifically, the report names senior counselor and White House liaison Monica Goodling and Gonzales' chief of staff, Kyle Sampson. Both...
  • The billionaire's club: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by the numbers

    07/17/2008 9:41:23 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 143+ views
    The Minnesota Indepedent ^ | July 15, 2008 | Molly Priesmeyer
    Remember the American Dream? It had a roof on top. A door to happiness in its belly. And in some cases, a white-picket fence around its edges. Now homeownership and all its once-cherry-on-top privileges are on blue-light special: Bargain-basement dreams are in danger of turning into nightmares for millions of Americans, and it shows no sign of ending soon.
  • U.S. rescues Fannie, Freddie

    07/13/2008 3:31:33 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 223 replies · 1,467+ views
    U.S. rescues Fannie, Freddie Treasury Department raises credit line, has power to buy companies' stock. Fed will open discount-lending to two government-sponsored mortgage lenders. Paulson calls for new regulatory controls.
  • Judge denies Duke, Durham motion to silence lacrosse lawyers (Gorelick Loses!)

    04/15/2008 1:15:45 PM PDT · by abb · 27 replies · 537+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun ^ | April 16, 2008 | Ray Gronberg
    WINSTON-SALEM -- U.S. District Court Judge James Beaty Jr. on Tuesday denied a motion for sanctions filed by Duke University and the City of Durham and ruled that the legal team for 38 members of the 2005-06 Duke lacrosse team had violated ethical rules by using a Web site, news conference and news release to publicize the filing of their case. The players have filed a civil rights lawsuit against Duke and the city, demanding reparations arising from the since dismissed Duke lacrosse sexual offense case. Beaty also ruled, however, that the content published on that Web site -- www.dukelawsuit.com...
  • Submit a question to Hillary Clinton for her Feb. 3 town hall meeting

    02/03/2008 11:25:57 AM PST · by doug from upland · 120 replies · 440+ views
    The Beast's website ^ | 2-3-08 | The Beast
    CLICK HERE TO ASK HER YOUR QUESTION
  • Exposing Hillary's Illegalities In Los Angeles Court To Begin Feb. 21! (status conference)

    01/31/2008 1:35:03 PM PST · by OPS4 · 85 replies · 17,848+ views
    Peter Paul Project ! ^ | january 2008 | Intermeddler
    The Hillary Clinton Accountability Project will shortly launch its fundraising drive to raise $500,000 to support the most important citizen’s legal initiative of 2008. The landmark civil fraud suit of Paul v Clinton et al which the California Supreme Court ordered to proceed against the Clintons, Grammys Producer Gary Smith and Clinton agent Jim Levin, will be set for trial and a discovery schedule at a special conference to be held in Los Angeles Superior Court on February 21, 2008. The first law suit in American history to bring a President and a Senator to court for defrauding the Senator’s...
  • The Clinton Cow in the China Shop - Part 1

    01/07/2008 12:56:25 PM PST · by SonnyCorleone · 7 replies · 260+ views
    http://www.dagnyd.net ^ | 12/7/2007 | Dagny D'Anconia
    Hillary Clinton has been playing a dangerous game with China. After over a decade of illegal contributions to the Democratic party and special favors by the Clintons, Hillary has turned on her old Chinese friends and sold them out in a desperate bid to win in 2008. The American dollar and economy have suffered collateral damage in this Clinton double cross with China. "Chinagate" was the name for numerous illegal campaign contributions from the PRC to the Democrats that helped them to win the 1996 elections. As you may remember back in 1996, the Clinton administration's apparently traded missile secrets...
  • Shaken Clinton Camp prepares for Trench Warfare (After N.H.)

    01/06/2008 9:58:11 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 96 replies · 561+ views
    The Hillary Project ^ | 1-07-08 | Thomas B. Edsall
    Hillary Clinton's campaign, anticipating probable defeat here in New Hampshire on January 8, is gearing up for an extended trench-warfare battle against Barack Obama. The former First Lady is planning to fight Obama in South Carolina on January 26, and in the gargantuan nationwide primary on Tuesday, February 5 -- with contests in 19 states, including New York, California, New Jersey, Georgia, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Colorado. If she remains competitive, Clinton's plan is to continue to compete in Louisiana on February 9, in Virginia and Maryland on February 12, in Wisconsin on February 19, in Ohio on March 4 --...
  • The Tyranny of Super-Delegates (will Super Delegates save Hillary?)

    01/05/2008 11:24:42 AM PST · by doug from upland · 108 replies · 1,265+ views
    nation ^ | jan 2007 | the always entertaining moonbat Katrina vanden Heuvel
    The Tyranny of Super-Delegates Barack Obama's stirring victory in Iowa was also a good night for our democracy. The turnout broke records and young people – who were mobilized and organized – participated in unprecedented numbers. And now that Iowans have spoken – the first citizens in the nation to do so – here's the Democratic delegate count for the top three candidates (2,025 delegates are needed to secure the nomination): Clinton – 169 Obama – 66 Edwards – 47 "Huh?" you say. "vanden Heuvel, you made a MAJOR typo." In fact, those numbers are correct: the third-place finishing Sen....
  • Hillary is the candidate of retribution, not of hope

    01/05/2008 11:36:06 AM PST · by Aristotelian · 12 replies · 285+ views
    London Guardian ^ | January 5, 2008 | Martin Kettle in New Hampshire
    It is hard not to feel sorry for Hillary Clinton. She is, in so many ways, the perfect presidential candidate for the Democrats. She has the brains and the name, the money and the machine. (snip) And yet, when actual voters are given the chance to seal the deal, too many of them balk, as they did in Iowa this week. Coming third in Iowa, with more than two-thirds of the voters choosing other candidates, is a shocking blow to the Clinton campaign. Yet the pollsters have always known what her problem is. Her problem is that a lot of...
  • Clinton Camp Pre-Spinning Possible BAD NEWS IN IOWA: Third-Place Finish Would Not Be Disappointing

    01/02/2008 1:06:50 PM PST · by rface · 53 replies · 395+ views
    ABC News ^ | 01.02.08 | RICK KLEIN
    As the presidential candidates engage in furious pre-caucus spin, one of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's most prominent Iowa supporters said Wednesday that she's already accomplished what she needs to in Iowa, and can declare success even if she finishes in third place. Asked if the order of finish matters, Former governor Tom Vilsack, D-Iowa, deflected the question. "She absolutely had to be competitive and she's accomplished that," he said. "Obviously everybody's interested in winning, and I think we're going to do well. It's tight. There's no question about that." In May, Vilsack was quoted in the Washington Post, saying, "There's...
  • Clinton errs on Pakistan

    01/01/2008 6:15:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 448+ views
    The Politico ^ | January 1, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was praised in the wake of the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto for demonstrating her command of the players and the issues at stake in Pakistan, even as another candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, was criticized for stumbling over details. But in two confident television appearances, on CNN and ABC, Clinton made an elementary error about Pakistani politics: She described President Pervez Musharraf as a "candidate" who would be "on the ballot." In fact, Musharraf was reelected to the presidency in October. The upcoming elections are for parliament, and while Musharraf's party...
  • The Bubba Factor, And Other Maladroit Clintonisms

    12/31/2007 6:51:20 AM PST · by jdm · 11 replies · 414+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Dec. 31, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    The Politico notes that Bill Clinton has fallen back on Bubbalistic campaigning in Iowa. The homespun wisdom of the former Rhodes scholar comes along with his wife's various regional accents, but as Ben Smith notes, usually much farther away from the press: Before he was a silver-haired elder statesman, ex-president, and globe-trotting do-gooder, Bill Clinton was Bubba. And out in rural Western Iowa, Bubba is back. ... While his speech differed little from the one he gives in upscale audiences, his presence there indicates both the potential his wife’s campaign sees in the West and the fact that the former...