Northwestern University Law professor Jim Lindgren blogging at Volokh Conspiracy takes a critical look at former Clinton administration deputy attorney Jamie Gorelick’s service as Vice Chairman at Fannie Mae from 1997 to 2003 as well as other matters. He ends with a link to DIW which has reported on Gorelick's role as an attorney for the Duke Defendants.
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In reading this article about Crony Capitalism at Fannie Mae (tip to Instapundit), I noticed that Jamie Gorelick was one of the Fannie executives who benefited from inflated bonuses based on Enron-style accounting. She was Vice Chairman of Fannie Mae from 1997 to 2003 (Fannie’s fraudulent accounting scheme was made public in 2004).
This is the same Jamie Gorelick who was Deputy Attorney General in the mid 1990s and was reported to have been the author of the Clinton Administration’s WALL against sharing intelligence data between foreign and domestic agencies. Without the policies instituted by Gorelick still in place in 2001, officials might have learned more about the 9/11 attacks before the planes hit the buildings. . . .
Lindgren’s entire post is here. Be sure to read the thread. Some commenters are very critical of Lindgren but he comes back on the thread twice to defend his post and other commenters help make his case.