Politics / The Law

Scoundrels to the left of us…scoundrels to the right of us…

“Not only was (NY attorney general Eric) Schneiderman launching probing investigations at a time when the Obama DOJ was steadfastly failing to do so, but — more importantly — he was refusing to sign onto a global settlement agreement being pushed by the DOJ that would have insulated the mortgage banks (including Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo) from all criminal investigations in exchange for some relatively modest civil fines.
“The President — who kicked off his campaign vowing to put an end to “the era of Scooter Libby justice” — will stand before the electorate in 2012 having done everything in his power to shield top Bush officials from all accountability for their crimes and will have done the same for Wall Street banks, all while continuing to preside over the planet’s largest Prison State . . . for ordinary Americans convicted even of trivial offenses, particularly (though not only) from the War on Drugs he continues steadfastly to defend.”

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/08/22/banks/index.html

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/08/corrupt-obama-administration-pressuring-new-york-attorney-general-to-support-mortgage-whitewash.html

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