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  •  Holder is a liar and is not be trusted (26+ / 0-)

    From reading the article at the link I don't see a smoking gun. IMO the more damning testimony was Holder explaining why some banks are too big to prosecute:

    From March 3, 2013 Huffpost:

    When the Attorney General of the United States admits some banks are simply too big to prosecute, it might be time to admit we have a problem -- and that goes for both the financial and justice systems.

    Eric Holder made this rather startling confession in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, The Hill reports. It could be a key moment in the debate over whether to do something about the size and complexity of our biggest banks, which have only gotten bigger and more systemically important since the financial crisis.

    "I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them when we are hit with indications that if you do prosecute, if you do bring a criminal charge, it will have a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps even the world economy," Holder said, according to The Hill. "And I think that is a function of the fact that some of these institutions have become too large."

    Holder's comments don't come as a total surprise. His underlings had already made similar confessions to The New York Times last year, after they declined to prosecute HSBC for flagrant, years-long violations of money-laundering laws, out of fear that doing so would hurt the global economy. Lanny Breuer, formerly in charge of doling out the Justice Department's wrist slaps to banks, told Frontline as much in the documentary "The Untouchables," which aired in January.

    Elizabeth Warren's recent questioning has confirmed that there have been no studies, no reports, no documentation that supports Holder's assertion in bold above. None. Zilch. Years of the Justice Department refusing to follow the law and fabricating a false excuse for the failure to do so. That should be a BFD!

    Why isn't the House Judiciary Committee looking into this slam dunk false testimony? Could it be because they are paid not to?

    Holder needs to go.

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