Despicable Eric Holder Caught Red-Handed in Lies to America Over Fraud Program
Eric Holder touted Obama administration successes in uncovering and prosecuting mortgage fraud, but reporters trying to confirm the announced statistics found that they were grossly inflated, and the Department of Justice stalled to hide the duplicity.
From Bloomberg News:
Originally the Justice Department said 530 people were charged criminally as part of a year-long initiative by the multi-agency Mortgage Fraud Working Group. It now says the actual figure was 107 — or 80 percent less. Holder originally said the defendants had victimized more than 73,000 American homeowners. That number was revised to 17,185, while estimates of homeowner losses associated with the frauds dropped to $95 million from $1 billion.
How shameless can this administration be? While this won’t come as a surprise to those who criticize the administration, or know anything about Benghazi, what is shocking is that the press actually did their job once and caught them! Hallelujah!
The government restated the statistics because it got caught red-handed by a couple of nosy reporters. Last October, two days after Holder first publicized the numbers, Phil Mattingly and Tom Schoenberg of Bloomberg News broke the story that some of the cases included in the Justice Department’s tally occurred before the initiative began in October 2011.
The rest of the article outlines how more reporters jumped into the fray and uncovered the ridiculous lies Holder and Obama foisted on the American public, including attempts by the Department of Justice to delay and stall the press from pursuing the story:
After their initial story, I asked a Justice Department spokeswoman, Adora Andy, several times over the course of a month for a list of the people charged and their case details so I could look them up myself. She promised repeatedly to provide one, until she finally stopped responding to my requests.
Her e-mails to me were priceless. On Oct. 19, Andy said: “We’ll have a list to you — it will take some time to pull it together.” On Oct. 26, she said: “You will get a list,” explaining that “this is a labor-intensive process.” On Nov. 5, she said: “It looks like we should have the list to you by the end of the week if not sooner.” On Nov. 13: “Hold tight. Finalizing things on this end. Should have something to you tonight.” Again, no list. “I assure you I’m working as hard as I can to get this to you along with the lead agency on this matter, FBI,” she said later that same day. “It’s just very laborious with so much going on and so little staff.”
This is the “most transparent” administration in history? Incredible.
Eventually the DOJ had to issue a correction to their numbers which can be found here.
The article concludes with a demand that Eric Holder be taken to task for his egregious, bold-faced lies, and come clean:
Holder needs to come forward and explain exactly how this happened and why. He used a press conference with the cameras rolling to give out numbers that proved to be false — and they appear to have been willfully false. He should be just as eager to hold another press conference to set the record straight, answer any questions about his apparent sleight of hand when it comes to financial-fraud metrics and apologize to the American people.
I find it very unlikely unless pressure mounts from Americans demanding accountability from this heinous Attorney General and the complicit Obama Administration.