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Thu Jul 23, 2015, 11:35 AM

Wall Street's Attorney General

(Truthout) Well, well, well. Eric Holder is returning to his cushy job at Covington & Burling where he reportedly pulled in $2.5 million the last year he was there. Holder didn't think it was strange he was returning to one of Wall Street's most highly regarded defense firms after all the bankers he let breezily carry on with fraud, bribery, money laundering, tax evasion and plenty of other very prosecutable offenses during his tenure as US attorney general.

Holder explained simply: "The firm's emphasis on pro bono work and being engaged in the civic life of this country is consistent with my worldview that lawyers need to be socially active." Yeah, and what about the $2.5 million, Mr. Holder? That's got nothing to do with it surely.

Holder had just spent six years in Washington handing out slaps on the wrist to financial institutions that claimed they were "too big to fail" while secretly receiving government assistance. His help almost certainly amounted to billions of dollars of aid to Wall Street. Now he's trotting back on his high horse to go collect millions for his top position in the firm.

There should be a massive public outcry, an uproar reverberating across social media, demanding this issue be scrutinized by the federal government in an inquiry with a fine-toothed comb. But what is the actual response? A few articles in various magazines and newspapers, and that's about it, ladies and gentlemen! Even those articles refused to point the finger at President Obama for tolerating in his administration someone who consistently toed Wall Street's line. Long decried as a "socialist" by the Tea Party, Obama, through Holder's nomination, has paradoxically endorsed the agenda of the GOP. ................(more)


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Thu Jul 23, 2015, 11:50 AM

1. He's returning to a job he had before he took the Attorney General's job.

Should there really be surprise over this? The real time for 'scrutiny' was when he was nominated,
what is there to find now?

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