Revolving door and cronyism pays: Holder left AG job for Covington but actually never really “left” Covington

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From the Intercept:

After failing to criminally prosecute any of the financial firms responsible for the market collapse in 2008, former Attorney General Eric Holder is returning to Covington & Burling, a corporate law firm known for serving Wall Street clients.

The move completes one of the more troubling trips through the revolving door for a cabinet secretary. Holder worked at Covington from 2001 right up to being sworn in as attorney general in Feburary 2009. And Covington literally kept an office empty for him, awaiting his return.

The Covington & Burling client list has included four of the largest banks, including Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo.

Covington was also deeply involved with a company known as MERS, which was later responsible for falsifying mortgage documents on an industrial scale. “Court records show that Covington, in the late 1990s, provided legal opinion letters needed to create MERS on behalf…

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One thought on “Revolving door and cronyism pays: Holder left AG job for Covington but actually never really “left” Covington

  1. Forget Holder, the worst US AG in the history of this Nation.

    It was Obama who ran for the Presidency on the promise to stop the revolving door.

    To the contrary, the door between Washington and Wall Street has never revolved as fast before this in all of American history! No shame even.

    Gary

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