Clinton insiders screened Benghazi documents before ARB probe, official says

posted at 9:21 am on September 15, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Just how unfettered was that “unfettered access” promised by the State Department to the Accountability Review Board in the aftermath of the Benghazi attack two years ago? According to one of the four officials punished and then cleared by State for the failures that led to the death of four men, a weekend housecleaning operation kept the ARB from seeing some of the most explosive documentation related to the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens. Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell told Sharyl Attkisson that the operation was supervised by advisers within Hillary Clinton’s inner circle, in this Daily Signal exclusive:

As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, the after-hours session took place over a weekend in a basement operations-type center at State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. This is the first time Maxwell has publicly come forward with the story. …

When he arrived, Maxwell says he observed boxes and stacks of documents. He says a State Department office director, whom Maxwell described as close to Clinton’s top advisers, was there. Though the office director technically worked for him, Maxwell says he wasn’t consulted about her weekend assignment.

“She told me, ‘Ray, we are to go through these stacks and pull out anything that might put anybody in the [Near Eastern Affairs] front office or the seventh floor in a bad light,’” says Maxwell. He says “seventh floor” was State Department shorthand for then-Secretary of State Clinton and her principal advisors.

“I asked her, ‘But isn’t that unethical?’ She responded, ‘Ray, those are our orders.’ ”

Not long afterward, two people high up the State Department chain arrived to check on the operation. Attkisson describes them as “close confidants” of Hillary Clinton, probably from Maxwell’s own description, although neither are named in Attkisson’s report. Maxwell says that both of them accompanied him into another office with a fourth person, where they personally vetted more documents:

Maxwell says after those two officials arrived, he, the office director and an intern moved into a small office where they looked through some papers. Maxwell says his stack included pre-attack telegrams and cables between the U.S. embassy in Tripoli and State Department headquarters. After a short time, Maxwell says he decided to leave.

“I didn’t feel good about it,” he said.

Don’t expect that this will disappear as quietly. Maxwell says that members of the select House committee on Benghazi have already deposed him on this weekend filing session, including both chair Trey Gowdy and Rep. Jason Chaffetz. Chaffetz told Attkisson that he is “100% confident the Benghazi Select Committee is going to dive deep on that issue.”

The ARB has insisted all along that they conducted a thorough and independent probe, a claim at which Maxwell scoffs on both counts in Attkisson’s report. This could let them off the hook, though. If State conspired to hide evidence from them, it will give the ARB an opening to withdraw their report — which would be a PR move entirely, since the ARB had no authoritative status otherwise — and give Congress even more validation for pursuing this in select-committee form. If Maxwell testifies to this in open session and the BSC finds one or more corroborating witnesses, it will put this right back front and center. And we may still yet hear from the unnamed advisers, too, as to what their orders were, and who gave them.


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petefrt on September 15, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Now admitting that I could have missed it but as far as I know HotAir didn’t even mention it in passing. Seemed just the sort of thing AP could have made into a very funny article. Maybe it wouldn’t get many comments.

Cindy Munford on September 15, 2014 at 12:51 PM

If Huma Abedin is involved will we get more good comedy from Anthony Weiner?

Tater Salad on September 15, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Speaking of Sandy Burglar..Can you imagine the theft of papers from the Archives at the direction of a former President just being a passing fleck of news in the Liberal world?

malkinmania on September 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM

If Huma Abedin is involved will we get more good comedy from Anthony Weiner?

Tater Salad on September 15, 2014 at 12:58 PM

I insist on calling the married Huma by her proper name ..Huma Weiner

malkinmania on September 15, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Path to 9/11 Two: Benghazi Bugaloo

Christien on September 15, 2014 at 1:06 PM

If Huma Abedin is involved will we get more good comedy from Anthony Weiner?

Tater Salad

Or John McCain.

xblade on September 15, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Madam Secretary, starring Tea Leoni as Hillary Clinton, premiers 9/21!

READY!!leventy!

/Dhimmicrats

Christien on September 15, 2014 at 1:21 PM

malkinmania on September 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM

I’m still trying to figure out why the public wasn’t assured that those papers had been scanned and saved somewhere I’m having a hard time believe that they only keep the “originals” And, I want to know what the ones removed said.

Cindy Munford on September 15, 2014 at 1:28 PM

No doubt this will be another episode of someone being sloppy…

Seven Percent Solution on September 15, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Surely all the emails and blackberries and hard drives have been disposed of by now.

Fleuries on September 15, 2014 at 1:47 PM

I hope this is the IED (Intentionally Exposed Documents) that blows out the walls out of this creaking, rotten administration. I also hope those docs are detailed enough to leave no one at State with any plausible deniability.
Can I hear an ‘AMEN’?

partsnlabor on September 15, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Scum.

rplat on September 15, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Apparently Mr. President doesn’t want Super Cankles to be his successor. How much more will be leaked between now and the primaries. Get your popcorn folks this is getting good.

DDay on September 15, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Check the Clintons’ sock drawers.

Christien on September 15, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Is either of the Clintons ever been involved in something where there was no questionable activity?

itsspideyman on September 15, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Zombie Vince Foster, please pick up the white courtesy phone…paging Zombie Vince Foster….

GrassMudHorsey on September 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM

If this is true, someone needs to go to jail! If this does not happen, it will just continue and expand

johntexas on September 15, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Sandy Berger’s pants were unavailable for comment.

Rusty Nail on September 15, 2014 at 2:39 PM

If this is true, someone needs to go to jail! If this does not happen, it will just continue and expand

johntexas on September 15, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Agreed; it’s not a ‘looking forward’ scenario, though. It already is continuing and expanding – what we’re talking about *is* the continuance – *because* as you say, no one ever incurs penalties for their behavior up there.

Midas on September 15, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Sandy Berger’s pants were unavailable for comment.

Rusty Nail on September 15, 2014 at 2:39 PM

lol

Which does actually make me want to ask – how much jail time did Berger spend as a result of his pantscapade?

Midas on September 15, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Which does actually make me want to ask – how much jail time did Berger spend as a result of his pantscapade?

Midas on September 15, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Two years probation and 100 hours of community service. To avoid answering questions about the theft in a Bar inquiry, he surrendered his law license. His security clearance was also suspended for (only) three years, but not permanently revoked.

Rusty Nail on September 15, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Thank goodness for Atkinson, Gowdy, and Maxwell.

As I recall, Hillary was the only young lawyer not given a job offer after working on the Nixon investigation committee because even her democrat bosses saw that she was fundamentally dishonest.

Nothing has changed.

LASue on September 15, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Which does actually make me want to ask – how much jail time did Berger spend as a result of his pantscapade?

Midas on September 15, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Two years probation and 100 hours of community service. To avoid answering questions about the theft in a Bar inquiry, he surrendered his law license. His security clearance was also suspended for (only) three years, but not permanently revoked.

Rusty Nail on September 15, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Hmm. Wonder what would’ve happened to your or I if found with stolen national security docs in our trousers.

Midas on September 15, 2014 at 3:11 PM

A little trip down memory lane….

Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, called Clinton a “liar” and “an unethical, dishonest lawyer.”

He contends Clinton was collaborating with allies of the Kennedys to block revelation of Kennedy-administration activities that made Watergate “look like a day at the beach.”

Her brief, Zeifman said, was so fraudulent and ridiculous, she would have been disbarred if she had submitted it to a judge.

Polk confirmed Clinton wrote a brief arguing Nixon should not be granted legal counsel due to a lack of precedent. But Clinton deliberately ignored the then-recent case of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, who was allowed to have a lawyer during the impeachment attempt against him in 1970.

Moreover, Zeifman claims Clinton bolstered her fraudulent brief by removing all of the Douglas files from public access and storing them at her office, enabling her to argue as if the case never existed.

LASue on September 15, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Wouldn’t expect any less from Hillary.

huckleberryfriend on September 15, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Is anyone from the Hillary Clinton office of the State Dept. missing? Check for bodies in Fort Marcy Park, or for airplane crashes in Croatia. Any recent “suicides”?
There is an abundance of reasons why Killary Clinton should never occupy the Oval Office in the White House, not the least of which is her thoroughly inadequate qualification for the job.
It seems that even more reasons may come to light due to Benghazi, as long as none of the witnesses disappear. Perhaps the timing of this ever growing scandal will be opportune in killing (pun intended) her last chance at the presidency.

bobthm3 on September 15, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Whatever, I want to know why Sarah Palin punched some poor fella at a party, stupid snowbilly.

fossten on September 15, 2014 at 4:13 PM

“I will put myself, I mean, my best people, on the job of finding out if I, I mean, they, did anything wrong. Because, at this point, what difference, does it make, right? RIGHT, DAMNIT! Thank you.” Shillary Clinton.

LastRonin on September 15, 2014 at 4:44 PM

This story will go nowhere thanks to an Obama/Clinton-worshiping press. Benghazi would have brought down a GOP president long ago.

ncconservative on September 15, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Is anyone from the Hillary Clinton office of the State Dept. missing?

bobthm3 on September 15, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Patience, Grasshopper!

Del Dolemonte on September 15, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Nixon got thrown out for the Watergate burglary, the way the media covers for Obama and the Clintons they could be video taped carrying everything not nailed down from that place and we’d not hear a word about it. If they did mention it it would only be to say how racist the Tea Party is for noticing.

Gwillie on September 15, 2014 at 5:24 PM

seems that even more reasons may come to light due to Benghazi, as long as none of the witnesses disappear. Perhaps the timing of this ever growing scandal will be opportune in killing (pun intended) her last chance at the presidency.

bobthm3 on September 15, 2014 at 4:12 PM

I worry about Attkisson. If something happens to her, who picks up the trail? How much and what does she know that she hasn’t reported yet?

leftamark on September 15, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Is this getting coverage elsewhere? Maybe it’s because I’m a lawyer, but this is HUGE!

Spoliation- the Clinton way of life.

LASue on September 15, 2014 at 5:36 PM

War on po’ folks!

antipc on September 15, 2014 at 5:48 PM

I worry about Attkisson. If something happens to her, who picks up the trail? How much and what does she know that she hasn’t reported yet?

leftamark on September 15, 2014 at 5:27 PM

I expect the NSA goes through her computers nightly.

slickwillie2001 on September 15, 2014 at 6:18 PM

This cannot be true…the State Dept denies it…case closed, nothing to see…move on

JIMV on September 15, 2014 at 6:19 PM

I’m betting among those concealed documents is proof Hillary did know exactly what the situation was in Benghai and her signatures on authorizations to ignore security standards were fully informed and not just routine matters.

Any takers? I’ll give long odds.

novaculus on September 15, 2014 at 6:41 PM

If anyone is interested, Bret and the panel are going to take up this subject momentarily on Special Report.

novaculus on September 15, 2014 at 6:48 PM

I’m betting among those concealed documents is proof Hillary did know exactly what the situation was in Benghai and her signatures on authorizations to ignore security standards were fully informed and not just routine matters.

Any takers? I’ll give long odds.

novaculus on September 15, 2014 at 6:41 PM

That documents that offer that proof will be discovered in the trunk of a 2012 Honda Accord at a junkyard in June of 2023.

slickwillie2001 on September 15, 2014 at 6:49 PM

At least Brett is covering the story now on Special Report.

Cheryl Mills, Hilary’s political guardian, needs to be exposed for the nasty snake that she is.

Straight up OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. Period.

petefrt on September 15, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Can’t find hide nor hair of this in any liberal site, anywhere.

Tard on September 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Nothing to hide at all

sadsushi on September 15, 2014 at 8:12 PM

One of my biggest political joy is seeing this old Hag denied her presidency. Sometimes evil doesn’t claim victory.

trs on September 15, 2014 at 9:07 PM

I’m glad at least one honest man has come forward. It is a shame something like this could go on for 2 years. Thank you Mr. Maxwell.

RedBaker on September 15, 2014 at 9:24 PM

I absolutely believe Mills was involved in this! She’s been cleaning up after Hillary since the first time in the WH back in the nineties.

Just remember, these people BELIEVE the ends justify the means.

This is not a game. This is power. Hillary gets in, Mills is on top.

amoral.

archer52 on September 15, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Once is a fluke, twice even…

3 or more of this, now, is a definite pattern and this needs to be investigated NOW.

I’m sure Boehner will get right on that…

Skywise on September 15, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Leftists in Desperado, for the suckers.

Schadenfreude on September 15, 2014 at 11:19 PM

By it’s self this revelation will go no where as has so many others. That is the nature of public awareness and politicians like the Clintons know that well. Why do these people do as they do? The bank robber Willy Sutton said it when asked why he robbed banks, “that’s where the monies at”. Why do people like the Clintons and Obamas get into politics? That’s where the moneys at.

Then one day there will come a reformist, that will put together the big picture and we will sit back and say WOW we missed that. And the need for reform will become over powering. Our self appointed demigods will be exposed for the RICO organization that they have perpetrated on us for years.

In the early 1800’s it was a cartoonist that hit the public hot spot with Boss Tweed. In the 1950’s it was McCarthy. Who will it be this time? Ed Morrissey?? MKH?? Jazz Shaw?? or a HotAir regular????

It will happen. When? By whom?

jpcpt03 on September 16, 2014 at 3:15 AM

http://dailysignal.com/2014/09/15/benghazi-bombshell-clinton-state-department-official-reveals-alleged-details-document-review/

Thank God for Sharyll Atkisson she is the Woodward and Bernstein of the 21st century. The link above has it all, very revealing.
here’s a clip:
…………………………

“She told me, ‘Ray, we are to go through these stacks and pull out anything that might put anybody in the [Near Eastern Affairs] front office or the seventh floor in a bad light,’” says Maxwell. He says “seventh floor” was State Department shorthand for then-Secretary of State Clinton and her principal advisers.

“I asked her, ‘But isn’t that unethical?’ She responded, ‘Ray, those are our orders.’ ”

Did Hillary Clinton aides withhold damaging Benghazi documents?

A few minutes after he arrived, Maxwell says, in walked two high-ranking State Department officials.

It only gets better.

rodguy911 on September 16, 2014 at 6:25 AM

I have yet to see anyone ask what became of the documents. What DID become of them?

DevilsPrinciple on September 16, 2014 at 7:11 AM

Can’t find hide nor hair of this in any liberal site, anywhere.

Tard on September 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Except for Media Matters (of course) where they wage character assassination on Maxwell and Attkisson.

What puzzles me is why isn’t DRUDGE covering it?

petefrt on September 16, 2014 at 7:11 AM

ICYMI, here’s the background, H/T Powerline:

Hillary Clinton’s designated Benghazi scapegoat speaks out

petefrt on September 16, 2014 at 7:15 AM

‘SANITIZED’. The CIA report on Benghazi was sent to the White House WAR Room and to the State Department within a couple of hours iof the attack beginning…at which point it was modified 13 times, every reference to a terrorist attack or terrorism being stripped from it. Now we find out that ‘those closest to her’ ‘sanitized’ EVERYTHING, getting ‘rid of the evidence’, to protect her…

Meanwhile the media is declaring she is at the top of the list for 2016 DNC candidates and leads all GOP pre-candidates….Yeah. They also told us Obama being tutored by Communist Frank Marshall Davis and mentored for decades by racist, hate-spewing, Anti-American ‘pastor’ Jeremiah Wright did not matter and should not be considered when Obama ran for President in 2008. Hillary is the ‘Scandal Queen’…if any American truly considers voting for this ‘Obama without a [email protected]’, they are nuts and deserve what they get…which is more ‘Obama’-esque govt.

easyt65 on September 16, 2014 at 8:37 AM

What is the big deal. This is standard operating procedure for the Clinton’s. Just ask Sandy Berger, who spent no time in jail. I see that even the great so called Fair and Balanced Network (FOX) wont touch that truth.

pwb on September 16, 2014 at 8:38 AM

The Clinton insiders will have scrubbed Hillary clean of all negative files, this is politics in the highest form. It happens in both parties but the left are the champions, consider the white wash job on JFK and brother Bobby. It took fifty years to get the truth out if it really is the truth. Read “Victims of Yalta” for a surprising deal from the top of three countries.

mixplix on September 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM

‘What does it matter’ was an insult to the 4 Americans who died in Benghazi because of her and her boss’ INEPT FAILURE to do their jobs / protect Americans. Meanwhile, THIS new revelation is another example of the ‘Slow Leak Transparency’ Of Obama’s admiistration and of Hillary Clinton Politics. If she would have been half as concerned with protecting Ambassador Stevens as she was about protecting her own political survival he would still be alive today. This ‘sanitizing’ of evidence is not somehting that she did or that was done on her behalf – this is WHO SHE IS! From her being a disgraced Lawyer during Watergate all the way up to her incompetence, perjury, and cover-up of the Benghazi terrorist attack, she has been a disgrace and should not be allowed any where near any position within government – local, state or federal ever again!

easyt65 on September 16, 2014 at 11:26 AM

pwb on September 16, 2014 at 8:38 AM

You mean Sandy ‘Stuff-Classified-Documents-Down-My-Pants-To-Steal-Them’ Berger?! Yeah, he should STILL be in jail…

easyt65 on September 16, 2014 at 11:27 AM

IMHO let’s stop worrying abut how the DBM covers up everything to do with their sainted commiecrats and start worrying about what we do.
We are and can be the New Media. Let them worry about what we do.

rodguy911 on September 16, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Hey look, it’s benghazi-o’clock in wingnuttastan.

Wait, wasn’t Gowdy supposed to have frog marched the entire administration by this point?

Tlaloc on September 16, 2014 at 3:24 PM

_______________________________________

HILLARY CLINTON you can expect that
the DAMAGING EVENTS in Bill CLINTON’s admin
will tangle up your 2016 run
_______________________________________

Hillary Clinton is GUILTY by Association to Bill Clinton
……………………………………………………………………..

ROBERT RUBIN is a Wall Street FATCAT.
BOB RUBIN is Bill CLINTON’s Treasury Secretary.

Bill CLINTON and BOB RUBIN and ALAN GREENSPAN
UNLEASHING WALL STREET RISK-TAKING
……………………………………………………………………..
BOOM BUST — The CRASH of USA ECONOMY
_______________________________________

HILLARY CLINTON you did NOT
PROTECT your FRIEND Brooksley Born:
……………………………………………………………………..

Long before the ECONOMIC MELTDOWN, the story of one WOMAN who tried to WARN
about the THREAT to the FINANCIAL SYSTEM.

Before the TOXIC ASSETS POISONED the DANGER.
she WARNED of their DANGER.

And that MADE HER the ENEMY of
a very, very large number of people.

SHE would FIGHT an EPIC BATTLE
with one of the MOST POWERFUL MEN in Washington.

It got pretty NASTY pretty quickly.

A story from INSIDE the highest levels of
the BILL CLINTON administration.

They were all part of a very concerted effort
to SHUT HER UP and to SHUT HER DOWN. And
they did, in fact, SHUT HER UP and SHUT HER DOWN.

……………………………………………………………………..

Brooksley Born on Frontline

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PS6UUO99Og

……………………………………………………………………..

www. pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/

Transcript of The Warning

www. pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/etc/script.html
……………………………………………………………………..

Author Michael Lewis discusses The Big Short and the future of finance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stnGC9jL8Fk
……………………………………………………………………..

Brooksley Born – The Woman Who Knew

www. youtube.com/watch?v=be3C_O-Btko
……………………………………………………………………..

Derivatives still a ticking time bomb! Sept 2011

www. youtube.com/watch?v=70LGVnr4mYU
……………………………………………………………………..

The Bill Clinton-era ROOTS of the FINANCIAL CRISIS

Affordable-housing goals established in the 1990s
led to a massive increase in risky, subprime mortgages.
……………………………………………………………………..
Seldom has such a radical proposal
been so ignored during a campaign only to later
lead to such devastating consequences.

www. aei.org/article/economics/the-clinton-era-roots-of-the-financial-crisis/
……………………………………………………………………..

The Brass Standard — Bill CLINTON Master Politician
Many People STOPPED making MORTGAGE payments

www. NationalReview.com/node/316725/print
_______________________________________

Pavlich: “Hillary Clinton is America’s most
famous Enabler of Abusive and Powerful Men”

Hillary Clinton once defended a man
who raped a 12-year-old girl.
The audio tapes reveal her laughing
while discussing the case. Egregiously,
Hillary Clinton went on to accuse the
young girl of being “unstable” and
desiring relationships with older men.

http: //townhall.com/tipsheet/townhallcomstaff/2014/08/26/pavlich-hillary-clinton-is-americas-most-famous-enabler-of-abusive-and-powerful-men-n1883463
_______________________________________

Global HAWK on September 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM

_______________________________________

HILLARY CLINTON CONFIDANTS were part of an operation
to “separate” DAMAGING DOCUMENTS
before they were turned over to the
Accountability Review Board investigating
SECURITY LAPSES surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012,
terrorist attacks on the USA mission in Benghazi, Libya.
……………………………………………………………………..

HILLARY CLINTON you can expect that
the DAMAGING EVENTS in Bill CLINTON’s admin
will tangle up your 2016 run
_______________________________________

Hillary Clinton is GUILTY by Association to Bill Clinton
……………………………………………………………………..

ROBERT RUBIN is a Wall Street FATCAT.
BOB RUBIN is Bill CLINTON’s Treasury Secretary.

Bill CLINTON and BOB RUBIN and ALAN GREENSPAN
UNLEASHING WALL STREET RISK-TAKING
……………………………………………………………………..
BOOM BUST — The CRASH of USA ECONOMY
_______________________________________

HILLARY CLINTON you did NOT
PROTECT your FRIEND Brooksley Born:
……………………………………………………………………..

Long before the ECONOMIC MELTDOWN, the story of one WOMAN who tried to WARN
about the THREAT to the FINANCIAL SYSTEM.

Before the TOXIC ASSETS POISONED the DANGER.
she WARNED of their DANGER.

And that MADE HER the ENEMY of
a very, very large number of people.

SHE would FIGHT an EPIC BATTLE
with one of the MOST POWERFUL MEN in Washington.

It got pretty NASTY pretty quickly.

A story from INSIDE the highest levels of
the BILL CLINTON administration.

They were all part of a very concerted effort
to SHUT HER UP and to SHUT HER DOWN. And
they did, in fact, SHUT HER UP and SHUT HER DOWN.

……………………………………………………………………..

Brooksley Born on Frontline

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PS6UUO99Og

……………………………………………………………………..

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/

Transcript of The Warning

www. pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/etc/script.html
……………………………………………………………………..

Author Michael Lewis discusses The Big Short and the future of finance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stnGC9jL8Fk
……………………………………………………………………..

Brooksley Born – The Woman Who Knew

www. youtube.com/watch?v=be3C_O-Btko
……………………………………………………………………..

Derivatives still a ticking time bomb! Sept 2011

www. youtube.com/watch?v=70LGVnr4mYU
……………………………………………………………………..

The Brass Standard — Bill CLINTON Master Politician
Many People STOPPED making MORTGAGE payments

www. NationalReview.com/node/316725/print
_______________________________________

MICHAEL LEWIS writes:

EXPLAIN WHY, IF INVESTORS were so numb
to RISK, [that] Wall Street went to such lengths to
DISGUISE that RISK.

Why did our FINANCIERS stuff so many BAD LOANS
into incomprehensibly COMPLEX SECURITIES
that even sophisticated investors were unlikely
to understand, and then pressure deeply conflicted
ratings agencies to declare them RISK-FREE ?

SUBPRIME MORTGAGE BONDS, Credit Default Swaps,
Collateralized Debt Obligation SYNTHESIZED
from those Credit Default Swaps,

the gaming of the rating agencies, along with the
screwed-up behavior of financial elites
that seem to me to LIE at the HEART of
the FINANCIAL CRISIS of 2008.

_______________________________________

An INCENDIARY DEBATE is taking place
as to whether current MONETARY POLICY
is stimulating REAL GROWTH or
setting the stage for another FINANCIAL MELTDOWN.

……………………………………………………………………..
The Fed is prepared to PAY
considerable amounts of INTEREST
to commercial BANKS to DISCOURAGE THEM
from MAKING private sector LOANS.

……………………………………………………………………..
WARNING that NEAR-ZERO INTEREST RATES
may be FUELING ASSET BUBBLES

while DIVERTING FUNDS away from
PRODUCTIVE long-term INVESTMENT

www. nysun.com/national/what-if-janet-yellen-is-wrong/88784/

_______________________________________

Financial Oligarchy and the New Robber Barons
w/Derivatives Guru Janet Tavakoli

www. youtube.com/watch?v=wTWKT3pZgT8

_______________________________________

The New Robber Barons by Janet M. Tavakoli

www. general-ebooks.com/book/74063992-the-new-robber-barons
_______________________________________

www. ZeroHEDGE.com
_______________________________________

Global HAWK on September 18, 2014 at 3:02 PM

_______________________________________

Bill CLINTON’s DAMAGING DECISIONS
leading up to the FINANCIAL CRISIS of 2008
WILL tangle up HILLARY CLINTON’s 2016 run
_______________________________________

Hillary Clinton is GUILTY by Association to Bill Clinton
……………………………………………………………………..

Bill CLINTON and BOB RUBIN and ALAN GREENSPAN
UNLEASHING WALL STREET RISK-TAKING

_______________________________________

HILLARY CLINTON you did NOT
PROTECT your FRIEND Brooksley Born:
……………………………………………………………………..

Long before the ECONOMIC MELTDOWN,
the story of one WOMAN who tried to WARN
about the THREAT to the FINANCIAL SYSTEM.

Before the TOXIC ASSETS POISONED the ECONOMY.
she WARNED of their DANGER.

And that MADE HER the ENEMY of
a very, very large number of people.

SHE would FIGHT an EPIC BATTLE
with one of the MOST POWERFUL MEN in Washington.

It got pretty NASTY pretty quickly.

A story from INSIDE the highest levels of
the BILL CLINTON administration.

They were all part of a very concerted effort
to SHUT HER UP and to SHUT HER DOWN. And
they did, in fact, SHUT HER UP and SHUT HER DOWN.

……………………………………………………………………..

Brooksley Born on Frontline

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PS6UUO99Og

……………………………………………………………………..

www. pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/

Transcript of The Warning

www. pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/etc/script.html
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Author Michael Lewis discusses The Big Short and the future of finance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stnGC9jL8Fk
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Brooksley Born – The Woman Who Knew

www. youtube.com/watch?v=be3C_O-Btko
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Derivatives still a ticking time bomb! Sept 2011

www. youtube.com/watch?v=70LGVnr4mYU
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The Bill Clinton-era ROOTS of the FINANCIAL CRISIS

Affordable-housing goals established in the 1990s
led to a massive increase in risky, subprime mortgages.
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Seldom has such a radical proposal
been so ignored during a campaign only to later
lead to such devastating consequences.

http://www.aei.org/article/economics/the-clinton-era-roots-of-the-financial-crisis/
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The Brass Standard — Bill CLINTON Master Politician
Many People STOPPED making MORTGAGE payments

www. NationalReview.com/node/316725/print
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Global HAWK on September 18, 2014 at 3:19 PM