Thursday, December 24, 2009

Jane Hamsher, Grover Norquist want Rahm's resignation

Similar to the Ron Paul / Bernie Sanders demands for transparency in Bailout Ben's Federal Reserve... liberal activist Jane Hamsher and conservative stalwart Grover Norquist continue the unusual matchups of 2009 as populist anger continues raging.

In an absolutely damning letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Jane and Grover have called for Rahm Emanuel's head on a platter. Jane goes so far as to say the healthcare debate is being used as a distraction from the real issue - hiding the corruption linked to President Transparency's Administration.

Dear Attorney General Holder:

We write to demand an immediate investigation into the activities of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. We believe there is an abundant public record which establishes that the actions of the White House have blocked any investigation into his activities while on the board of Freddie Mac from 2000-2001, and facilitated the cover up of potential malfeasance until the 10-year statute of limitations has run out.

The purpose of this letter is to connect the dots to establish both the conduct of Mr. Emanuel and those working with him to thwart inquiry, and to support your acting speedily so that the statute of limitations does not run out before the Justice Department is able to empanel a grand jury.

The New York Times reports that the administration is negotiating to double the commitments to Fannie and Freddie for a total of $800 billion by December 31, in order to avoid the congressional approval that would be needed after that date. But there currently is no Inspector General exercising independent oversight of these entities.

If you have a moment to click here and read the full letter, I recommend you do so.

So if we are going to do anything about this, time is of the essence. I hope you act. I only really thought about the bailouts. But now even Obama's left is linking his White House to corruption.

And here's Jane in her own words:

Tim White

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You've got a lot of nerve pointing the corruption finger at anyone else. It's easy to moan when you are not responsible. Let's (the TC) clean up our own house before we start throwing stones. And nvere mind the reply saying "what specifically are you talking about"? Pool issues, the mall, the school boiler project, the easement, the waste contract-- you know exactly what is being referred to. You are a good guy-- but sometimes that's not enough. Someone needs to stand up. Lose the chair.