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  • CBS, AP: Dem chair of House Oversight covered up ties to Countrywide for himself, colleagues,

    08/17/2012 7:14:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 17,2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    A Democratic committee chairman overrode his own subpoena three years ago in an investigation of former subprime mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Corp. to exclude records showing that he, other House members and congressional aides got VIP discounted loans from the company, documents show. The procedure to keep the names secret was devised by Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y. In 2003, the 15-term congressman had two loans processed by Countrywide’s VIP section, which was established to give discounts to favored borrowers. Issa exposed Towns’ coverup by issuing a second subpoena, which disgorged all of the records: The effort at secrecy was reversed...
  • Countrywide Probe is Chance for Ethics Committee to do 'Something Significant'

    12/21/2011 9:21:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 21, 2011 | NLPC Staff
    It appears that four current members of the United States House of Representatives received loans via the VIP program of Countrywide Financial Corporation. Once again the motives of the former giant mortgage institution have been brought into question. Where they trying to peddle influence with these loans? Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) is the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and he has been investigating the VIP program for a number years. Issa reportedly learned about the four loans after issuing a subpoena to Bank of America. Countrywide was purchased by Bank of America in 2008 and...
  • Congressman Towns Covering Up His Involvement With Countrywide Financial?

    08/06/2009 8:56:41 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 1 replies · 388+ views
    WSJ/The Lid ^ | 8/6/09 | The Lid
    Two Democratic Party senators, Chris Doss and Kent Conrad have been "caught" receiving Sub-Prime "VIP" Loans from lender Countrywide Inc. The Loans were at favorable interest rates. Despite the fact that the lender has testified that both men knew that they were getting a sweetheart deal, Senator Dodd claims he didn't know he was getting favorable rates..... California Republican Darrell Issa, has been trying for months to get Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to subpoena Bank of America for Countrywide's records (BOA bought Countrywide). Issa wants to know the details of the two...