Surprise, surprise. Who would have guessed that top Justice Department honchos would show such little interest in prosecuting Wall Street after working for them for years? It's a lot easier to chase side shows like insider trading cases or chasing file sharing sites. Sure they don't address the real problems of the day, but Washington insiders are too concerned with their own future career paths to really care.
The never-ending, cross-party revolving door in Washington has to stop. They're fleecing America, and care more about themselves than they do the country. 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.