If ever there is a name that should scare you it is Jamie Gorelick. If you have never heard of her then you have not been paying attention to American politics over the last quarter of a century. Right now she is a lawyer with a big law firm in Washington, D.C. Not only that she has become a large influence in the Trump administration. For all you conservatives who want to believe Trump has your values close at heart you might want to pay attention to Jamie Gorelick. Her values are not your values.
She is the lawyer for the people who have the most influence on Donald Trump, the man without friends, his daughter Ivanka and Jared Kushner. It is amazing how these New Yorkers seem to find each other. You can expect her influence on Trump’s daughter and son-in-law will eventually spill over into open spaces in Trump’s mind.
She worked for the Clintons. She was general counsel for the Defense Department and then became U.S. Deputy Attorney General. She was one of the reasons I never trusted the Clintons.
I always had a negative feeling about her because of her involvement in putting up what became known as the Gorelick Wall which made it more difficult for counterintelligence information to be used in criminal investigations. She wrote: “these procedures, which go beyond what is legally required” would prevent intelligence information from being improperly used in a criminal investigation thereby discouraging the exchange of such information.
Her memo was issued to the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York who in 1995 was investigating the bombing of the World Trade Center. Rather than sticking to the law, or even following it with guidelines to make the exchange of information easier, she decided to make the job of investigating the terrorists harder.
Rather than listen to me, maybe you would like to hear what Breitbart said about her: “Barack Obama really knows how to pick them. It’s not often that one person plays key roles in two — count ’em, two — trillion-dollar disasters but Jamie Gorelick is one. She helped to bring us 9/11 and the collapse of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”
Breitbart then noted how an FBI agent prophetically wrote: ‘Whatever has happened to this — someday someone will die — and wall or not — the public will not understand why we were not more effective in throwing every resource we had at certain problems…..especially since the biggest threat to us UBL [Usama bin Laden], is getting the most protection.”
Gorelick went from Justice Department to Fannie Mae which while she was there had a multi-billion dollar accounting scandal overstating profits and basing bonuses on the false information. According to this report she “was paid $26,466,834 in salary, bonuses, performance pay and stock options from 1998 to 2003, according to the Report of the Special Examination of Fannie Mae (2006), conducted by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight.” Not a bad government job at 5 million a year. Is there any wonder Fannie Mae went belly up.
As a prosecutor I worked to push the law to help the police in investigations believing the other side had many defense lawyers pushing back to limit their ability. In my mind Gorelick had the wrong idea of her job. I also would like to think people don’t loot the government when they have a chance. Again perhaps Gorelick thinks otherwise considering her lack of experience in finance.
Now she’s back. She has the ears of the powers behind the friendless throne. I wonder what her advice will be to those who are part of the regime. She does not intend to limit it to legal advice. Her Clintonian instincts (she was rumored to be Hillary’s pick for attorney general) won’t be suppressed.
This will give you an insight into what it’s all about: “Gorelick recently filed a brief on behalf of immigrant women . . . , seeking the court in San Francisco to understand the implications of Trump’s immigration ban on their lives and communities. She also serves as an outside adviser to the liberal Center for American Progress, which has been fighting against Trump’s health care overhaul. Gorelick said she flags some of those outside issues she is working on to Kushner and Ivanka Trump. “I’m not going to lobby them for any client, but if there are issues that I know they care about that are percolating, I would send it to them, and I have,” she said. “It’s possible to become extremely isolated in the White House. I think people like that need to hear from outside sources.”
I’m sure you must feel comfortable knowing Hillary’s influence will soon guide part of Trump’s actions.