Drain The Swamp

It’s Loretta’s Turn, Finally

Today the Senate Judiciary committee opened an inquiry into former attorney general Loretta Lynch’s apparent efforts to redirect, affect, obstruct, or realign the semantics of the then-investigation of Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a private email server to conduct highly questionable, and perhaps extralegal, activities. The letter informing Lynch of the probe is bipartisan:

“Acknowledging that he didn’t know whether it was intentional, Mr. Comey said Ms. Lynch’s request ‘gave the impression the attorney general was looking to align the way we talked about our investigation with the way a political campaign was describing the same activity.’” 

Of course, most mainstream media stories leave out the tangled web of financial, legal, and governmental dealings between Wall Street power-centers and Beltway power-players. After all,

“Before Comey was installed by the Obama Administration as FBI Director, he was on the board of Director at HSBC Bank – a bank implicated in international money laundering, including the laundering of billions on behalf of international drugs and narcotics trafficking cartels.”

Coincidentally, Lynch, who was at that time a U.S. attorney for the eastern district of New York, gave the thoroughly Clinton Foundation-affiliated bank a sweet deal:

“HSBC admitted to massive money laundering violations for narco-traffickers, terrorists and tyrants. This involved more than $200tr [Ed: That’s trillion, with a ‘T’] in wire transfers. But Lynch did not bring criminal charges against HSBC or any HSBC executives for this admitted money laundering”

But remember what former attorney general Eric Holder thought about actually prosecuting bankers? His view: they were so big, and so powerful, that they couldn’t—and shouldn’t—be brought to justice:

“I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them when we are hit with indications that if we do prosecute – if we do bring a criminal charge – it will have a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps even the world economy. I think that is a function of the fact that some of these institutions have become too large.”

It’s long past time to drain the swamp.