By Gary P Jackson
You remember Jon Corzine, the disgraced New Jersey governor [Is there any other kind?] who ended up as Chairman and CEO of MF Global, where he promptly disappeared some $1.6 billion in customer funds.
Well most folks wonder why he isn’t being prosecuted by the Justice Department. Many think it might be because he’s been one of President Barack Obama’s campaign bundlers, but Wynton Hall at Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government reports the reason Corzine is a free man is a little more sinister:
Those wondering why the Department of Justice has refused to go after Jon Corzine for the vaporization of $1.6 billion in MF Global client funds need look no further than the documents uncovered by the Government Accountability Institute that reveal that the now-defunct MF Global was a client of Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer’s former law firm, Covington & Burling.
Records also reveal that MF Global’s trustee for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy retained as its general bankruptcy counsel Morrison & Foerester–the very law firm from which Associate Attorney General Tony West came to DOJ.
As Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer explains in the Washington Times Thursday, the trustee overseeing MF Global’s bankruptcy is former FBI Director Louis Freeh.
At Holder’s Senate confirmation hearing Freeh served as a character witness for Holder and revealed that Holder had previously worked for Freeh. “As general counsel,” Freeh said, “I could have engaged any lawyer in America to represent our bank. I chose Eric.”
Until now, the conventional wisdom for why Holder wouldn’t throw the book at Corzine was that Corzine is an Obama campaign bundler. Indeed, as Breitbart News reported, four of the top officials at the Department of Justice–Eric Holder, Thomas Perrelli, Karol Mason, and Tony West–were also big money bundlers for Obama.
But the newly understood crony connections reveal conflicts of interest that extend well beyond mere political support for a common candidate–they go to a tangle of prior business dealings that further underscore the need for a special prosecutor in the Corzine case.
At least 65 members of Congress have already signed a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting that he appoint a special prosecutor to investigate MF Global’s collapse and the loss of $1.6 billion in customer money. What’s more, even progressives have begun to wonder whether Holder’s Covington & Burling connection explains why the Department of Justice has not charged, prosecuted, or jailed a single Wall Street executive after the biggest financial collapse in American history.
Read more here.
This is unacceptable, but par for the course in Obama’s America. It’s Chicago thug politics at it’s finest.
Lawlessness is rampant, and those with connections to the Obama regime are allowed free reign to do as they will, while law abiding citizens are harassed and hassled.
Corruption in government is rampant. I wonder if anyone has the guts to stand up and say enough is enough. Sending letters is fine, but we need people who will demand action. People who will demand sudden and relentless reform.
Enough IS enough.
In a just world, most of Obama’s staff, as well as Obama himself, would be facing decades of jail time for the many crimes and cover-ups they have been involved in for the last four years.
Of course, we still can’t bring Obama and Holder to justice for the mass murders they facilitated with Operation Fast and Furious, so I don’t know why I’m allowing myself to get so upset over a mere case of theft and fraud…
…Oh yeah, it’s because corruption must be stopped if America is to survive!
Throw ’em all in jail and be done with it!