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For old times' sake, here's former, disgraced Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, when asked by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission about mortgage fraud allegations. The FBI actually held press conferences about it during the Bush administration, in 2004 and 2005, "calling it pervasive' and 'on the rise.'" But,

[F]ormer attorney general Alberto Gonzales, who served from February 2005 to 2007, told the FCIC he could not remember the press conferences or news reports about mortgage fraud. Both Gonzales and his successor Michael Mukasey, who served as attorney general in 2007 and 2008, told the FCIC that mortgage fraud had never been communicated to them as a top priority. "National security . . . was an overriding" concern, Mukasey said.

What? Who? Me? I don't remember that. Just a walk down memory lane. And perhaps instructive to current and future administration officials on those things happening on their watch.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Fri Jan 28, 2011 at 07:30 PM PST.

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