TCOTS News: Thugfellas Dossier
Latest Additions To The File of La Cosa Obama…
-PERSON OF INTEREST #1
Stacy McCain reporting:
By now, you’ve probably seen the news:
Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union which represents employees of the Internal Revenue Service, met at the White House with President Obama the day before two IRS officials created the “Sensitive Case Report” that targeted Tea Party groups for special scrutiny on their applications for non-profit status. White House visitors logs show that Kelley visited the White House on March 31, 2010, to meet with Obama, a day before an Inspector General’s report shows that the “Sensitive Case Report” was created, Jeffrey Lord of The American Spectator reported . . .
And you might be surprised (but probably not) to learn that Colleen M. Kelley has never worked a day in the private sector….
-PERSON OF INTEREST #2
Paul Sperry reporting over at Investor’s Business Daily [tip of the fedora to Dan Collins]:
Perez Framed Lenders As Racist In $600 Mil Shakedown
New evidence has emerged that Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez may have improperly prosecuted Wells Fargo, Bank of America and dozens of other banks for lending discrimination by using deficient mortgage data in investigations.
IBD has learned the special prosecutor spearheading Perez’s record number of statistics-based cases of racism against lenders told federal bank regulators in 2010 he lacked key home loan data needed to conduct the kind of iron-clad “regression analyses” that would hold up in court.
Still, Perez’s civil-rights division used the shaky data to force bank defendants into a record $600 million in settlements, including loan set-asides and cash payouts for minority borrowers.
Perez faces increased scrutiny as President Obama’s nominee for secretary of labor.
On Thursday morning, after news that [Steve] Miller was sacked, two ABC News journalists walked into the Peck Federal Building in Cincinnati looking for answers. The newsmen were screened at the door by security. They emptied their pockets as instructed, removed their belts, then went through the metal detectors.
We wanted to ask who about made the decisions in the unit and when the profiling started. And whether those decision makers been identified yet.
But the answers – like the people involved – remained elusive.
As we traveled the public hallways of the building – watched over by security cameras – an armed uniformed police officer with the Federal Protective Service followed us. We were looking for a particular office—of someone who would not want to be seen talking to reporters–but chose to bypass it because of our official babysitter.
Asked why we were being escorted in a public building, the officer identified himself as Insp. Mike Finkelstein and said he was only trying to make sure that the newsmen were not a “nuisance.” He brushed aside further questions. The cop said a supervisor would call to explain.
One of the reporters wanted to know if the act of following the journalists was an effort intended to scare off any federal employee who might have considered speaking to the press. That’s sure what it looked like; and, even if that wasn’t the goal, it was the effect.
As of Friday night, no supervisor had called back.
[EDITOR BOB: Doubleplusungood ABC, doubleplusungood with crimethink on top.]
-This report was compiled by our Organized Crime Reporter Rico S. Tatute