Reuters | Insight: Top Justice Officials, Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer, Connected to Banks, Freddie, Fannie and MERS

“A particular concern by those pressing for an investigation is Covington’s involvement with Virginia-based MERS Corp, which runs a vast computerized registry of mortgages.”


Insight: Top Justice officials connected to mortgage banks

By Scot J. Paltrow

(Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer, head of the Justice Department’s criminal division, were partners for years at a Washington law firm that represented a Who’s Who of big banks and other companies at the center of alleged foreclosure fraud, a Reuters inquiry shows.

The firm, Covington & Burling, is one of Washington’s biggest white shoe law firms. Law professors and other federal ethics experts said that federal conflict of interest rules required Holder and Breuer to recuse themselves from any Justice Department decisions relating to law firm clients they personally had done work for.

Both the Justice Department and Covington declined to say if either official had personally worked on matters for the big mortgage industry clients. Justice Department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler said Holder and Breuer had complied fully with conflict of interest regulations, but she declined to say if they had recused themselves from any matters related to the former clients.

Reuters reported in December that under Holder and Breuer, the Justice Department hasn’t brought any criminal cases against big banks or other companies involved in mortgage servicing, even though copious evidence has surfaced of apparent criminal violations in foreclosure cases.

The evidence, including records from federal and state courts and local clerks’ offices around the country, shows widespread forgery, perjury, obstruction of justice, and illegal foreclosures on the homes of thousands of active-duty military personnel.

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The rabbit hole just gets deeper and deeper and deeper and deeper…


15 Responses to “Reuters | Insight: Top Justice Officials, Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer, Connected to Banks, Freddie, Fannie and MERS”
  1. This then explains why the bankrupcy Courts see nothing wrong with MERS fraudulent practices and you are not allowed to question the documents that are clearly fabricated documents , forged notaries , counterfoet notary seals and the Judge says” You owe somebody ” forget JPMorgan just committed fraud nt he bankkrupcy courts posing as Metlife also , failing to even state on the asignment who the loan was being transferred from. Complete Fraud and the Judge says ” Well, you owe somebody ” and they allow the criminals to enter the Court when you are in possession of the original Deed, The Coourts have an agreement for so much fraud . Its there pension money and somebody has to pay. Thats what she really meant.

  2. lvent says:

    A friend of my son and I were talking about how easy it is nowadays to pick out the ones who are going to hell..There will no doubt be a special place in hell for these two…and most of the politicians, media, Banksters/ Wall Street tycoons and their owners…no doubt the same place all of the serial killers go to burn for eternity. They are all traitors to mankind.
    Anyone see Gingrich defending himself against his ex-wifes accusations about how he wanted an open marriage…and Romney defending his Caymen Island accounts flush with cash…! The media trying to excuse Newts moral issues by saying look what Clinton did..and no one cared!…..Yeah right..look where that got us..! and their excuse for Romney is that he worked hard and has every right to stash his money out of this country…! And the media has the nerve to talk about homeowners getting principal write downs could present a moral hazard…! Wake up America! Revolt on everything…! It is like the Republicons want everyone to vote for Obama…except for Ron Paul who is the only American patriot I see…I will not vote for anyone but Ron Paul..even if I have to write him in…Fox Business was saying people dont like Mr. Paul because of his foreign policies of anti-war…you have got to be kidding me?…Ron Paul has more military men contributing to his campaign than any President in History..The media spins the lies and the people believe them..I dont believe for a minut e Romney or Gingrich are front runners…I don’t believe they won any straw man polls…the media is lying about Ron Paul….We should all write Ron Paul in if he does not get the nomination…! The other choices or heart disease or cancer and I would not pick either of those!

    • lies is all they tell says:

      i do not understan america today. ron paul is the onlyone these other guys are dogs. i will also write in ron paul. i voted for obama because he seemed like he was going to help a merica and i felt if i wrote in hillary clinton my vote owuld be lost but i am only voting for ron paul this year. i will also vote every one of the standing one out.

  3. woodknotgo says:

    OBAMA FAX 202-456-2461 or Phone 202-456-1111


    NO VOTES FOR YOU OBAMA-you must rectify the Housing & Mortgage wrongs done to your voters !

    For Floridians I would give AG Bondi contact info but we know that is a waste of time !

    • lvent says:

      Right on woodknot go…AND we want clear title to our homes as restitution for the hundreds of trillions in fraud these crooks committed with our signatures…..! NO SETTLEMENT WITH THE BANKS OR EVERYONE WILL REVOLT ON EVERYTHING UNTIL ALL OF THE POLITICIANS RESIGN…! EVERYONE WALKS OUT ON THE SHOW!!!!

  4. lvent says:

    RT NEWS reporting ANONYMOUS hacked into the DOJ and FBI’s websites and brought them down. How do they like it right?

  5. Randy Gaines says:

    The “cops” are on the take, this is unbelievable. This is a stunning failure, a total disregard for the rule of law. Wealth, priviledge and power continue to tighten the screws on the 99%. It can get far worse.

  6. readdocs says:

    Holder should already be in jail.

  7. lvent says:

    Holder should be out of a job after Operation Fast and Furious was exposed….That was as good a reason as any to throw that traitor out..rumor has it Hillary was behind op fast and furious…and they did not want the real truth to come out…so they all zipped it…..Lanny Breuer got called out masterfully by 60 minutes about why there have been no criminal prosecutions of Wall Street…he squimed, wormed and got visibly agitated and then used the same old tired excuse that fraud is hard to prove..all the traitors are being revealed…!

  8. Bobbi Swann says:

    Diana Olick from the previous post should get this news! Definitely a shill for the banks. Just read what is posted on her website as a description of the blog she represents: (and take special notice of who they specify are the READERS of her blog)

    Realty Check takes you from the housing boom to bust and beyond. Led by Diana Olick, we were here when the house came crashing down and we have the singular expertise to explain how it will be rebuilt. The goal of this blog is to bring the market, the rescue plans, the politics and the pontification home to you, with clear concise explanations of the wildly complicated issues in all facets of real estate today and tomorrow. Realty Check is read by leaders in the real estate industry: Investors, Realtors, Big builder CEOs, Mortgage Bankers, Wall Street Analysts and Administration Officials to name a few.

  9. Jason Werner says:

    Nearly four years later, the big media is finally believing what I said about Covington & Burling, and oh, by the way, they also represent the NBA, NFL, NASCAR, you name it.

    • Bobbi Swann says:

      Let me just add that we have said all along that Eric Holder is a traiter to the United States and he needs to be released of his duties NOW!

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