March 8, 2013
Sen. Warren Whacks the "Honorables" for Protecting the Banksters
Sen. Warren (MA) during yesterday’s Banking Committee hearing, once again held little back when grilling those financial and legal bureaucrats with titles starting with “Honorable.” [Read more…]
October 20, 2011
Former Financial Regulator William Black: Occupy Wall Street A Counter to White-Collar Fraud
Professor Black provides this observation about #OWS – “If you look [at the Occupy protests], not just nationwide, but worldwide, you will see some pretty consistent themes developing,” Black says. “Those themes include: we have to deal with the systemically dangerous institutions, the 20 biggest banks that the administration is saying are ticking time bombs, that as soon as one of them fails, we go back into a global crisis. We should fix that. There’s no reason to have institutions that large. That’s a theme. That accountability is a theme, that we should put these felons in prison… That we should get jobs now, and that we should deal with the foreclosure crisis. So those are four very common themes that you can see in virtually any of these protest sites… I think, over time, you won’t necessarily have some grand written agenda, but you’ll have, as I say, increasing consensus. And it’s a very broad consensus.”
October 5, 2011
UPDATE: Fast & Furious: CBS News investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson details how the WH screamed and the DOJ yelled at her for daring to do her job
Update: It is being reported by Mark Hemingway of the Weekly Standard that CBS News appears to be “silencing” investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson. Read the story below the video.
The first three minutes provides an update on documents recently released showing AG Eric Holder knew about Fast & Furious as early as July 2010, yet he told Congress in May 2011 he’d only “learned about it over the last few weeks”. Why does it feel like we’ve all been here before? Uh, that’s right, it’s because we have…countless times. Following the three minute update, Ms. Attkisson details her investigation and when she learned about this obvious contradiction in Holder’s testimony, she phoned the public affairs dept at the DOJ to get a statement for the record about this “oh, I misunderstood the question” and got yelled at. She then attempted to get a statement from the WH and got screamed at. Sounds a bit like Romper Room to me…
Is CBS News Silencing Fast and Furious Reporter?
by Mark Hemingway
“Yesterday, CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson told radio show host Laura Ingraham that the White House yelled and swore at her over her reporting on the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal tied to the deaths of two U.S. law enforcement agents. Attkisson also revealed that she’d also been yelled at by the Justice Department.”
“Today, I called CBS News in an attempt to interview Attkisson. I was told by CBS News senior vice president of communications Sonya McNair that Attkisson would be unavailable for interviews all week. When I asked why Attkisson would be unavailable, McNair would not say.”
“I’ve also heard from a producer at another media outlet that has previously booked Attkisson that they tried to book her since she made news with the Laura Ingraham interview yesterday. They were also told that she would be unavailable.”
Read the rest of the story HERE.
July 6, 2011
ATF Director Tells Congressmen Issa & Grassley Dept Of Justice Is Obstructing "Fast & Furious" Gun Running Probe
Somebody has some splainin’ to do, why it is the same guy who dismissed the Black Panther Voter Intimidation case in 2009, Eric Holder, the big guy at the DOJ – Here’s the letter from Congressmen Issa and Grassley to Holder at DOJ regarding Director Melson’s ‘Independence Day’ testimony – ‘ATF Director, Melson, Provides Testimony w/Personal Counsel to Congressman Issa on the 4th of July‘
May 20, 2011
RT – Taibbi: 'U.S. politics – reality show sponsored by Wall Street'
They weren’t murderers or anything; they had merely stolen more money than most people can rationally conceive of, from their own customers, in a few blinks of an eye. But then they went one step further. They came to Washington, took an oath before Congress, and lied about it.
Thanks to an extraordinary investigative effort by a Senate subcommittee that unilaterally decided to take up the burden the criminal justice system has repeatedly refused to shoulder, we now know exactly what Goldman Sachs executives like Lloyd Blankfein and Daniel Sparks lied about. We know exactly how they and other top Goldman executives, including David Viniar and Thomas Montag, defrauded their clients. America has been waiting for a case to bring against Wall Street. Here it is, and the evidence has been gift-wrapped and left at the doorstep of federal prosecutors, evidence that doesn’t leave much doubt: Goldman Sachs should stand trial.
Read the rest of Taibbi’s article at Rolling Stone by clicking HERE