Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Why Did Obama Hire a Top Criminal Attorney for WH Counsel?

From White House Dossier, with thanks to Will at THE OTHER NEWS:
If I suddenly told you I was hiring Johnny Cochran to be my attorney, you’d think – well, first of all, you’d think it was peculiar, since Johnny Cochran is dead. Maybe I’m looking to save some money. 
But, assuming I mean the metaphorical Johnny Cochran, you’d be pretty sure I’m in some kind of really serious trouble. 
Or if your wife mentioned she had hired a lawyer, and you found out the attorney specializes in . . . divorce. You’d probably start checking some apartment listings. Which brings us to the strange case of President Obama’s decision to hire Neil Eggleston to be his new White House Counsel. 
Eggleston is the kind of guy you go to when someone tells you, “time to lawyer up.” He’s a veteran at cleaning up ethics messes for politicians, most notably Bill Clinton, whom he aided during the Whitewater probes and the Monica Lewinsky affair, double entendre intended. 
But that’s not nearly all. 
He represented Rahm Emanuel during the scandal surrounding former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, as well as Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and George W. Bush political director Sara Taylor when scandals touched them, Clinton Cabinet members Federico Pena and Alexis Herman during corruption probes, and various business people involved in “complex criminal investigations” according to the New York Times. 
Which begs and pleads the question, is Obama looking for more protection for the White House from the various GOP congressional probes, or is he aware of the possibility that something much, much worse could break?


Always On Watch said...

He’s a veteran at cleaning up ethics messes for politicians


Anonymous said...

Why? Perhaps his entourage of current/prior ( how many is not clear) highly rated criminal attorneys capable of "cleaning up ethics messes for politicians" are
overloaded with hundreds of lesser known examples as well as the more exposed examples of ethics violations...such as the lack of providing appropriate

1. legal clarification of qualifications to seek presidential office.

2. history of questionable associations with global criminal elements and "familial" ties to enemies of state.

3. Fast & Furious - Gun running/attempt at gun control/coverup/etc.
resulting in several deaths including ..

4. Benghazi

5. I.R.S. - scrutinizing/ auditing/tyrannizing group, individuals representing political opposition (i.e. Tea Party)

6. I.R.S. - leniency for left wing non-profits/foot-dragging and worse for right wing non-profit organizations

7. AP - DOJ investigating for political persecution

8. AP - Attempt to blackmail for FOIA request

9. Secret Slush Email Accounts (hiding illicit government business from oversight and legally mandated disclosure)

10. Solyndra and green scandals.

11. Extortion 17 - betrayal of Seal Team Six

12. IRS, NSA

It goes on and on and on

Pastorius said...

Yes, those are some of the scandals.

What do you mean by "Extortion 17"?

Anonymous said...

Extortion 17 is scandal behind the Seal Team Six ambush. ST6 was placed on a substandard helicopter with a last minute change in non-ST6 Muslim passengers. I don't have the time to look up the backstory but you'll likely find it using the term "Extortion 17" & "Seal Team 6"

Pastorius said...



I should have just looked it up myself the first time. But I thought it may have been a legal term only attorneys would know about.