Eric Holder

Who crossed the aisle on the Eric Holder contempt vote?

 

From Politico.com via and with some additional reporting ... that reporting thing as opposed to opinion is certainly refreshing ... from Whiteout Press here's a list of them that crossed the aisle on the House vote to bring contempt of Congress charges against Eric Holder.

If you can stomach the bile, the comments are instructive.

 

Democrats

Jason Altmire (Pa.)
John Barrow (Ga.)
Dan Boren (Okla.)
Leonard Boswell (Iowa)
Ben Chandler (Ky.)
Mark Critz (Pa.)
Joe Donnelly (Ind.)
Kathy Hochul (N.Y.)
Ron Kind (Wis.)
Larry Kissell (N.C.)
Jim Matheson (Utah)
Mike McIntyre (N.C.)
Bill Owens (N.Y.)
Peterson (Minn.)
Nick Rahall (W. Va.)
Mike Ross (Ark.)
Tim Walz (Minn.)

Update: Two Republicans defected from the party line to vote no on criminal contempt:

Steve LaTourette (Ohio)
Scott Rigell (R-Va.)

 

As an aside, from the World Socialist Web Site who believe Holder should be indicted for "criminal actions against the democratic rights of the American people" but not for his actions regarding "Fast and Furious", 108 Dems abstained from voting.

 

Reading on a cold Sunday evening.

 

CNN of all people provides a well done story on Dean Tofteland, ripped off farmer in the MF Global fraud and his pursuit of John Corzine and Dean's stolen $253,000.

 

 

Seems kind of simple when you put it that way.

 

To quote United States Attorney General Eric Holder at Columbia University

 

From Dealbook.New York Times.

 

 

In Mr. Holder's defense, he makes no distinction between historically good and historically bad.

 

Your government at work for the banks ... part 2

 

This from Reuters who unlike most of the rest of our national media, has recently awakened to the smell of coffee and is now rolling.

Ah well, better late than never.

Not a week goes by that somewhere in my reading somebody doesn't marvel that more than 3 years into this mess nobody is in jail or even under indictment for all of the fraud and basic malfeasance that has taken place at the banks.

Here's your likely answer.

As always click anywhere below for the entire story.

Highly educational.

 

Insight: Top Justice officials connected to mortgage banks

 

 

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer, head of the Justice Department's criminal division, were partners for years at a Washington law firm that represented a Who's Who of big banks and other companies at the center of alleged foreclosure fraud, a Reuters inquiry shows.

The firm, Covington & Burling, is one of Washington's biggest white shoe law firms. Law professors and other federal ethics experts said that federal conflict of interest rules required Holder and Breuer to recuse themselves from any Justice Department decisions relating to law firm clients they personally had done work for.

Both the Justice Department and Covington declined to say if either official had personally worked on matters for the big mortgage industry clients. Justice Department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler said Holder and Breuer had complied fully with conflict of interest regulations, but she declined to say if they had recused themselves from any matters related to the former clients.

Reuters reported in December that under Holder and Breuer, the Justice Department hasn't brought any criminal cases against big banks or other companies involved in mortgage servicing, even though copious evidence has surfaced of apparent criminal violations in foreclosure cases.

The evidence, including records from federal and state courts and local clerks' offices around the country, shows widespread forgery, perjury, obstruction of justice, and illegal foreclosures on the homes of thousands of active-duty military personnel.

 

Change you can believe in.

 

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