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Eric Holder, Obama and A Government Committed To Serving Banksters- And Abusing Americans

I know, I know I know…you thought Obama was going to come in and usher in some new regime of fairness or something for Americans…right?
Well, now we all know that this administration is every bit as corrupt and antagonistic to Americans as those before.   In terms of the financial havoc that has been waged against Americans, this current administration may very well be worse than any before.
The reason is quite simple….the banks and Wall Street are throwing hundreds of millions in bribes (campaign contributions) to shut up and buy off every bit of our government.
Our government, at all levels, is entirely captive to corporations who do not exist to serve or protect The People.   They exist with one singular purpose in mind…maximize shareholder profits.
So with that as background, I state that the President’s recently announced Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force is nothing but theater. A farce. A cruel joke being played on Americans who think something will be done to protect them.   Let’s consider the recent announcement in light of all this:
Attorney General Holder Speaks at the Announcement of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force’s New Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group
WASHINGTON, D.C. ~ Friday, January 27, 2012

Good morning.   Today, I’m pleased to join with so many key partners ““ including Director of Enforcement for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Robert Khuzami; Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Shaun Donovan; (OFFICIALS WHO HAVE ALREADY SHOWN WILLINGNESS TO DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING) Attorney General for the State of New York, Eric Schneiderman; United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, John Walsh; Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Division, Tony West; and other critical leaders ““ in announcing an important step forward in investigating the financial misconduct ““ and, specifically, misconduct in the market for mortgage-backed securities ““ that contributed to our nation’s recent economic crisis.

Along with Lanny Breuer, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division (ANOTHER OFFICIAL WHO HAS DONE NOTHING)““ who, unfortunately, is traveling today and could not be here ““ the team standing with me will be leading a new initiative: the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group, which will operate as part of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force.   This Working Group brings together a variety of federal, state, and local partners ““ including HUD, the FBI, IRS, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General.   These, and many other, Task Force members have been conducting investigations into the residential mortgage-backed securities market ““ as well as related aspects of the housing market ““ for some time.   And they’ve seen firsthand how massive failures in this market were a driving force behind the nationwide housing collapse that has had devastating effects for investors, consumers, and entire communities. (THEY’VE ALL SEEN FIRST HAND FOR YEARS BUT HAVE DONE NOTHING)

Beginning with its first full meeting ““ which will take place immediately after this press conference ““ the Working Group will streamline and strengthen current and future efforts to identify, investigate, and prosecute instances of wrongdoing in the packaging, selling, and valuing of residential mortgage-backed securities.   I am confident that this new effort will improve our ability to ensure justice for victims; help restore faith in our financial markets and institutions; and allow us to answer the call that President Obama issued earlier this week, in his State of the Union address.

On Tuesday night, the President referenced this initiative, asking us to, ” hold accountable those who broke the law, speed assistance to homeowners, and help turn the page on an era of recklessness that hurt so many Americans.”

That is precisely what we intend to do.   And the good news is that we aren’t starting from scratch.

Over the past three years, we have been aggressively investigating the causes of the financial crisis.   (AND WHILE DAWDLING ON WITH THESE “INVESTIGATIONS” TIME TO BRING CHARGES IS SLIPPING AWAY) And we have learned that much of the conduct that led to the crisis was ““ as the President has said ““ unethical, and, in many instances, extremely reckless.   We also have learned that behavior that is unethical or reckless may not necessarily be criminal.   (AND AGAIN, THIS IS THE FUNDAMENTAL “OUT” THEY WILL TAKE…THEY WILL INVESTIGATE, SHRUG SHOULDERS THEN WALK AWAY.) When we find evidence of criminal wrongdoing, we bring criminal prosecutions.   When we don’t, we endeavor to use other tools available to us ““ such as civil sanctions ““ to seek justice. (JUST HOW MUCH MONEY HAVE YOU CLAWED BACK FROM THESE CRIMINALS?   NONE…CORRECT)   My number one to commitment to the American people is that we will continue to devote significant resources to combating financial fraud and be as aggressive and creative as we can be in holding accountable those who, in violating the law, contributed to the financial crisis. (THIS TOO IS ONE OF THE FATAL FLAWS HERE, STAFFING THIS “BIG” GROUP WITH 55 PEOPLE IS A JOKE, THE S & L INQUIRY HAD MORE THAN 1000)

For example, in just the last six months, the Department has achieved prison sentences of 60, 45, 30, and 20 years in a variety of financial fraud cases charging securities fraud, bank fraud, and investment fraud.     And, just last month, I announced the largest fair lending settlement in history, resolving allegations that Countrywide Financial Corporation and its subsidiaries engaged in a widespread pattern or practice of discrimination against minority borrowers from 2004 through 2008. (REALLY CHIEF, WHAT DID THIS DO FOR THE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS THAT ARE SUFFERING FROM COUNTRYWIDE ABUSES?)

With this new Working Group, we will marshal our civil and criminal capabilities to build on these efforts ““ by focusing on abuses in the residential-mortgage backed securities market.   I am pleased to report that this Working Group has considerable Department resources behind it as it builds on activities that have been underway through the broader Task Force.

(I wanted to especially call this next statement out…it shows just how absurd this whole theater is….the few number of people involved show just what a joke this whole thing is…)

Currently, 15 attorneys, investigators, and analysts ““ here at Main Justice and throughout our U.S. Attorneys’ Offices ““ are supporting the investigative efforts that this Working Group will be focusing on going forward.   And the FBI has assigned 10 agents and analysts to work with the group immediately.   In the coming weeks, another 30 attorneys, investigators, and support staff from U.S. Attorneys’ Offices will join the Group’s work.  

We are wasting no time in aggressively pursuing any and all leads. THE BIGGEST LIE OF THIS WHOLE THING…IT’S BEEN YEARS NOW AND NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE.   In fact, as part our current investigations, the Department recently issued civil subpoenas focusing on issues related to the market for residential mortgage-backed securities to 11 different financial institutions ““ and you can expect more to follow.

Of course, I can’t go into detail about our existing investigations.   But I can tell you that significant efforts are moving forward, by both federal and state authorities.   And I can assure you that, if we uncover evidence of fraud or other illegal conduct, we will bring the appropriate criminal or civil charges. (NOT ALL STATES MIND YOU, THIS PLACE CALLED FLORIDA FOR INSTANCE WILL NOT INVESTIGATE, NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY)

I’m also pleased to report that these teams will be able to hit the ground running.   Already, the Working Group’s co-chairs have met to discuss the structure of our investigative efforts, how teams should and will be organized, and how information can be shared more effectively.

With this focus on collaboration ““ and by bringing our government’s full enforcement resources to bear ““ I have no doubt that we will improve our ability to recover losses, to prevent fraud, to bring abuses to light, and to hold those who violate the law accountable.   That’s what the challenge before us demands.   And that’s what the American people deserve.

I want to thank all of our Working Group members for their participation ““ and their dedication to this effort.   And, now, I’d like to turn things over to one of the leaders of this important work ““ Director Robert Khuzami.


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