As the USA comes to terms with the fact that HSBC banker associates FBI director James Comey and USAG Loretta Lynch intend to drop charges against Hilary Clinton in spite of the fact Comey admitted Clinton broke the law when she used a private email server to run a shadow government on behalf of special interests, it’s time to get tough.
It’s time to indite Comey and Lynch for conflicts of interest and for the conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Get them out of office!
Having taken legal advice, I am also going to file charges against judge Giorgis Kosmidis in Larisa for perversion of justice at the Supreme Court in Athens, not file an appeal.
More on the links of Comey and Lynch to HSBC…
Goldman Sachs is a criminal enterprise. It perpetrated massive criminal frauds and got away with all of them. The worst of these was Goldman’s Hudson deal. The Senate and the media fixated on Abacus and Timberwolf. Those cases, though bad, are at least arguable. Hudson is not. It is black letter textbook criminal fraud.
Goldman pooled residential mortgages sitting on its books based on their high likelihood of failure. To dupe its customers into buying the doomed Hudson pool, Goldman put $6 million of its own money into Hudson and touted this fact in marketing materials. Secretly, though, Goldman bet $2 billion that Hudson would fail, and concealed its huge downside bet from investors. Goldman’s bet paid out $1.7 billion, which came directly from the pockets of the investors it deceived. It was a $1.7 billion theft, end of story.
The facts of Abacus and Timberwolf weren’t nearly as clean, which is probably why we heard about those instead of Hudson, which was a slam dunk.
But Goldman Sachs, which runs the Justice Department, exonerated itself of all wrongdoing. The two highest-ranking DOJ officials responsible for Goldman’s exoneration—Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer—came to the DOJ from Covington & Burling, Goldman’s law firm. After the 5-year statute of limitations for criminal fraud ran out, both men returned to Covington. Each makes several million dollars a year.
During their temp assignments at the DOJ, both men formally declared the rule of law to be dead. That’s a big deal. It’s one thing for officials to disregard the law as a matter of factual opinion. What Breuer and Holder did was another matter altogether: they openly announced that the rule of law is dead in principle too. It’s a very big and very dangerous difference.
Lynch and Comey both played a role at HSBC.
Loretta Lynch was HSBC’s “prosecutor.” When Holder punted on the HSBC case, Lynch did something highly unusual: she kept the case open on Judge John Gleeson’s docket. Gleeson was openly puzzled by the move, but saw no reason not to go along with the procedure, however odd, since Lynch and HSBC had both agreed to it.
What Judge Gleeson didn’t know was that the HSBC case, having been held open like it was, would be used as a pretext for the DOJ to claim that it couldn’t identify regulators on active cases (like HSBC). That’s exactly what Mythili Raman claimed when asked by Congress in May of 2013. It was a way for her to duck the fact that Breuer had been lying through his teeth, and that all of the DOJ’s financial destabilization experts were, in fact, the banks themselves. Less than a year after that hearing, Raman ended her 17-year DOJ career and went to…. Breuer and Holder’s law firm. See how this works?
This brings us to James Comey. In early 2013, Comey joined HSBC’s board of directors. Only then was Comey’s name floated as a replacement for FBI Director Robert Mueller. By accepting blood money from HSBC, Comey signaled the financial criminals that he’d play ball and ignore the law, as he did today when he focused on intent rather than gross negligence, which is sufficient by itself for indictment and conviction.
Lynch sent the same signal to the financial criminals in charge by entering into a screwy settlement agreement that flummoxed a long-standing judge but that provided cover for Lanny Breuer’s preposterous lies about government regulators assessing the financial impact of criminal prosecutions.
Whenever you want to know how a high-profile case like Clinton’s will turn out, just turn off the TV and throw the New York Times and other mainstream piles of misinformation into the trash can. Just spend 10 minutes or so on google looking at the bios of the key decision makers, and the clues will hit you in the face harder than Earnie Shavers, I promise.
Meanwhile, the rest of the country was still trying to wrap their heads around perhaps the most bizarre decision federal investigators have ever reached – NOT to indict Clinton for careless handling of classified material.
FBI head James Comey essentially admitted that it was a fact that Hillary and her staff broke the law, but said that charges will not be brought because “no reasonable prosecutor” would take on the case.