Loretta Lynch’s HSBC Deal Facing Renewed Criticism After ICIJ Report

By: Tuesday February 10, 2015 8:50 am

Again, did AG nominee Loretta Lynch let HSBC off the hook by declining criminal prosecution? http://t.co/hcGPAy2fxM pic.twitter.com/aA2o4Dpc2O — marcus baram (@mbaram) February 8, 2015 US Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is facing criticism for the deal she made that let HSBC escape prosecution after being found to have participated in a serious and far reaching program [...]

White House Approved CIA Hacking Of Senate Computers

By: Friday January 16, 2015 6:55 am

According to a report by the CIA Inspector General, the White House was informed of the CIA’s plan to hack US Senate computers to discover what was going to be in the Senate Torture Report. CIA Director John Brennan met with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough then ordered CIA employees to “use whatever [...]

Whistleblower Details JPMorgan Mortgage Market Crimes, Justice Department Covering Them Up

By: Friday November 7, 2014 7:45 am

With the return of Matt Taibbi to Rolling Stone Magazine comes an amazing story about how the depraved crimes of JPMorgan Chase were covered up by Attorney General Eric Holder despite there being a whistleblower willing to testify. The whistleblower is Alayne Fleischmann, a former lawyer who worked for JPMorgan Chase overseeing mortgage securities. Fleischmann [...]

Wall Street Banks Already Breaking Law Again, Violating Settlements With Prosecutors

By: Thursday October 30, 2014 8:00 am

Brace yourself for an epic shock – Wall Street is breaking the law again. After a couple of years of questionable compliance with legal settlements the banksters are now straight up violating the terms of the deals prosecutors and regulators struck as an alternative to criminal charges. Apparently, as has been argued by everyone not [...]

Reporter Claims Government Hacked Her Computer And Inserted Evidence To Set Her Up

By: Wednesday October 29, 2014 5:50 am

Sharyl Attkisson, a former reporter with CBS News, claims in a new book that the US government hacked into her computer as well as her phone lines. Attkisson was one of the reporters responsible for the infamous Benghazi story that became the subject of numerous congressional hearings concerning how an American diplomat was killed in [...]

Elizabeth Warren Says Obama Administration ‘Protected Wall Street Not Families’

By: Monday October 13, 2014 10:28 am

Senator Elizabeth Warren condemned the Obama Administration for perpetually siding with Wall Street instead of Wall Street’s victims. In an interview with Salon conducted by Thomas Frank, Senator Warren noted her frustration with the economic team President Barack Obama put together and claimed that they promoted the interests of Wall Street rather than families losing [...]

Holder And FBI Looking To Stop Civilian Use Of Strong Crypto

By: Friday October 10, 2014 9:32 am

Need more evidence that the government wants access to all your private information? Then check out the recent move by Attorney General Eric Holder and the FBI to subvert the use of strong cryptography by the average citizen. As noted by Cory Doctorow, the move to weaken civilian use of strong crypto is actually a [...]

Eric Holder Stepping Down As Attorney General

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 9:56 am

Wall Street lawyer turned cabinet secretary Eric Holder is stepping down as Attorney General of the United States. Holder will resign as soon as his successor is confirmed according to National Public Radio which wrote a laudatory piece on Holder that included the news. Those who spoke to NPR told them it was Holder’s decision [...]

Will Bank Of America Really Pay $17 Billion For Mortgage Fraud That Led To 08′ Crash?

By: Thursday August 21, 2014 9:12 am

Throughout the media the figure of $17 billion has been paraded out as the penalty Bank of America will pay for its crimes in the mortgage security market that led to the 2008 financial crisis and resulting Great Recession. But will BofA really be paying that much? If the other deals struck for the same [...]

Ferguson Sees Another Night Of Unrest Despite National Guard Presence

By: Tuesday August 19, 2014 4:58 am

Monday night saw renewed clashes between protesters and law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri with two people shot and at least 31 arrested. The police blamed the disharmony on a “tiny minority of lawbreakers” whom they claimed fired on them and had Molotov cocktails. Before the protests took a downward turn Missouri Governor Jay Nixon tweeted [...]

DOJ Citigroup Settlement Lacks Disclosure Of Victims And Criminal Conduct

By: Tuesday July 15, 2014 7:52 am

On Monday the Department of Justice and Attorney General Eric Holder announced a meager $7 billion settlement with Citigroup for causing the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression by fraudulently selling mortgage securities that wrecked the financial markets. AG Holder celebrated the settlement and claimed “This historic penalty is appropriate given the strength [...]

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