March 23, 2011

AFTER HER 9/11 AND HOUSING DEBACLE BACKGROUND who better for FBI Director than Jamie Gorelick?

Gorelick served as vice chairman of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) when the government-sponsored enterprise began bundling subprime loans into securitized financial instruments. Prior to that, she served as deputy attorney general in the Clinton Justice Department under then-Attorney General Janet Reno from 1994 to 1997. . . . But Gorelick is perhaps best known for her 1995 memo, written when she was deputy attorney general, that later became known as “Gorelick’s Wall,” a policy prescription limiting the flow of information between intelligence gatherers and criminal investigators that some believe helped allow the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center to go unchallenged.

Gorelick also got sweetheart loans from Countrywide. Hey, who better to be in charge of law enforcement for this administration? Did I mention her views on the Duke lacrosse false-rape accusations?

UPDATE: A reader emails: “The story here in Chicagoland is: Patrick Fitzgerald is on the short list. Fitzgerald stepped in and stopped Blago from incriminating too many Obama people. I highly doubt Jamie Gorelick could get appointed to anything, it’s a miracle she isn’t in jail.”

It’s a miracle, but a promotion would be in keeping with her entire career.

ANOTHER UPDATE: “No.”

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