Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama
President Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, who is the head of the Justice Department, is in the midst of another scandal (as if "Fast and Furious" wasn't enough of a disgrace). Reuters has done an expose on Holder, stating he has deep ties to banks engaging in mortgage fraud against Americans, which led to the ongoing crisis that began in 2008.
Holder, a longtime employee of the Justice Department and his co-worker Lanny Breuer, "Were partners in a law firm that worked on behalf of those very same firms" that are responsible for "the housing bubble collapse." Holder and Breuer worked for the law firm of Covington & Burling.
Holder, Breuer connected to players in foreclosure fraud?
Posted at 10:25 am on January 20, 2012 - For years, the Left has asked why the Obama administration hasn’t pursued prosecutions against lenders who arguably engaged in fraud when foreclosing on mortgages in the wake of the housing-bubble collapse. It turns out that these lenders had friends in high places in the Department of Justice. Reuters reports that both Attorney General Eric Holder and his lieutenant Lanny Breuer, who ran the DoJ’s criminal division, were partners in a law firm that worked on behalf of those very same firms (via JWF’s Just A Grunt):
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...