It deserves an investigation since there are laws prohibiting this type of activity. Have our Congressional leaders become so blasé about Wall Street corruption that it simply overlooks this blatantly unlawful scheme???!
By Clara Herzberg, Truthout | Op-Ed
Well, well, well. Eric Holder is returning to his cushy job at Covington & Burling where he reportedly pulled in $2.5 million the last year he was there. Holder didn’t think it was strange he was returning to one of Wall Street’s most highly regarded defense firms after all the bankers he let breezily carry on with fraud, bribery, money laundering, tax evasion and plenty of other very prosecutable offenses during his tenure as US attorney general.
Holder explained simply: “The firm’s emphasis on pro bono work and being engaged in the civic life of this country is consistent with my worldview that lawyers need to be socially active.” Yeah, and what about the $2.5 million, Mr. Holder? That’s got nothing to do with it surely.
Holder had just spent six years in Washington handing out slaps on the wrist to financial…
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