Saturday, January 23, 2016

CPD's Lawyer is Who?

This report came out a little over two weeks ago, but we just managed to locate the article we were looking for:
  • Facing calls for his resignation amid allegations of a police killing cover-up, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has relied on his former Clinton administration colleagues for support and guidance. Now his administration is set to deliver taxpayer cash to one of those allies to defend the Chicago Police Department in a federal civil rights probe.

    According to Crain’s Chicago Business, Emanuel’s administration has hired Wilmer Hale’s Jamie Gorelick, who was a Clinton Justice Department official at the time Emanuel served as a Clinton White House aide. The magazine notes that “the Washington, D.C., firm has 14 offices but no presence in Chicago” and that hourly “billing rates for lawyers working on the case will range from $290 to $1,200” — money that will come from Chicago taxpayers. In announcing the deal, Emanuel's top legal official said the city chose Gorelick and her politically connected firm to represent it in the federal probe because they bring "the credibility of being somebody that the folks on the other side know."
We remembered the name "Jamie Gorelick" from a series of scandals, most notably during the Clinton years for building the so-called "wall" that forbade US intelligence services from sharing information with domestic law enforcement (the FBI) prior to 9/11.

Her firm also began to defend Duke University from the lawsuit that came about after Duke railroaded the entire lacrosse team for a non-existent sex crime. When Duke lost the motion to dismiss, her law firm bailed, most likely sensing that this was a loser case for the university that they didn't want to be associated with.
  • Emanuel was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 2000 to a $320,000 job on the board of federal mortgage giant Freddie Mac. His lucrative stint there overlapped with Gorelick’s time at Freddie Mac’s sister agency Fannie Mae, where she made $25 million as a top executive from 1997 to 2003. Neither Gorelick or Emanuel had financial experience before getting those jobs, and their government-backed corporations were slammed by many experts as factors in the housing meltdown that fueled the financial crisis.
$25 million in an industry she had zero experience in that was about to meltdown. No wonder Rahm hired her.

Do we even have an investigative media in this town?



Blogger BronxBullschitzHere said...

Carol Marin ( yeah, quit screaming she's a police hater),was a pretty good investigator at one time. But she's narrowed her focus on police misconduct while ignoring the blatant bullshit from Madigan, Rahm, and former Mayor Daley. None of the MSM go after these thieves and incompetents. Come on Carol, go after Rahm!

Bet you don't.

Ol' Bronx

1/23/2016 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The answer to your question is:


1/23/2016 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This should tell us one of two things:

1. The fix is in to get City/CPD off hook


2. Smelling a sinking ship and no chance of re-election, Rahm is spreading taxpayer funds to friends before bailing.

1/23/2016 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous IN THE KNOW said...

Investigative Media in Chicago?


Qualified people in important government positions??


STOP.. these jokes are killing me.

1/23/2016 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC asks:

"Do we even have an investigative media
in this town?"

We wouldn't exactly call local media
"investigative" by any stretch of the
imagination, but their so called
"investigative" talents do seem to
begin and end at noisily rifling
through the panty drawer of
Policemen and their family members.

Keep puttin' it on 'em, SCC...

The only unbought, un-fucked-with,
unfiltered information source in this
hellish, devil filled, forsaken by GOD town.

The powers-that-be are getting nervous.

They aren't liking the fact that
you're Policing like you have no friends.

1/23/2016 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do we even have an investigative media in this town...?

Nope, you're it scc.

1/23/2016 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The American Thinker has it summed up nicely...

1/23/2016 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are sooooo screwed!

Jamie Gorelick is the Master of Disaster!

Her policies are responsible for the failure to prevent the 9/11 disaster.
She should have been in the dock, not one of the experts on the 9/11 commission.
She was also on the board of Fannie Mae and pimping houses for everyone, no income required, when the housing market crashed.
I am surprised that her firm was smart enough to bail on the Duke University Lacrosse Team Lynching.

At least we know where the next disaster will occur!

1/23/2016 03:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, a Democrat gangster hires another Democrat gangster mouthpiece to negotiate with the largest Democrat constituency how much money they will be paid (off). No conflict of interest, no, nothing to see here.


1/23/2016 03:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With her firms expert representation, you can expect record payouts to the aggrieved parties.
Financed by the Chicago Taxpayer.
And the CPD Pension Fund will still be underfunded.

1/23/2016 04:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeap ,, That Figures More Corruption coming down the Line with That CLOWN TOO. That's all we need

1/23/2016 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Revolversaurus (ret) said...

HeyJackass' Shot-in-the-Ass-O-Meter is really gonna spike after these latest attempted herd cullings. Perhaps we could have an informal monthly "Darwin Award" for the goofiest shooting each month? BTW: I and my family and friends enjoyed the recent screen shots. Looking forward to more.


1/23/2016 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should this be a surprise? He has hired criminals his entire tenure as mayor. This guy is a born criminal and liar, just like the Clintons.

1/23/2016 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD is screwed. A$$lick has a proven track record of failure

1/23/2016 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do we even have an investigative media in this town?
Um, kind of, it's called SCC. And the Reader does amazing stories which are ignored by the mainstream for some reason.

1/23/2016 06:37:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Our investigate media does not want to be excluded from the free buffet and coffee bar so they will not look into this.

1/23/2016 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CPD can rest easy. The Mayor has hired a really crooked shyster to represent it. That law firm knows every dirty trick in the book and has no scruples. Rest easy coppers.

1/23/2016 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's like being shady is a requirement of everyone he Rahm does business with.

1/23/2016 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jamie Gorlick also managed Fannie, which gave out mortgages to people who didn't qualify, which eventually caused the housing market to collapse. These same ones keep turning up like bad pennies. Makes you think that somewhere there is a "man behind the curtain" pulling strings, to weaken this nation. Funny Rahm keeps popping up too. What us in store for Chicago? I shudder at the thought.

1/23/2016 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't miss a Key Point about Gorelick and that "Wall" created by her between the FBI and CIA.; many in the Intel Community blame that "Wall" as being a major factor in the failure to coordinate information prior to 9/11 between the agencies. In other words, that Wall contributed to 9/11 because the information on the Terrorists who carried out 9/11 were on the radar for both agencies, but they were barred from sharing that info thanks to Ms. Gorelick. Then, as an Elitist Washington Insider, Gorelick managed to get herself on the 9/11 Commission to cover her tracks, and the Clinton Administration's negligence, so they could blame Bush, even though the Clinton Administration had 8 years to protect us from these Terrorists. Ms. Gorelick is the Ultimate Fixer and Rahm must be very desperate to bring her in. Remember, the issue now is: What did he know, and when did he know it. And for those of you too young to remember Nixon, these are the questions that brought Nixon down. Baby"G"

1/23/2016 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Democrat president going after the police dept. of a connected big city Democrat mayor? Is there something wrong with this picture? This isn't about brutal murdering cops. It is about the Federal gubnet taking over every police dept. in the nation. A Federal police force.

1/23/2016 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Investigative media? In Chicago? Anywhere in America at this point? Not a snowball's chance.

1/23/2016 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger DPR said...

That last sentence. Thats why your website is one of my main sources for news. No offense, but that's pitiful. The fact that a blog, essentially done by volunteers, provides better news than the actual news organizations.

1/23/2016 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm does want Rahm wants to do. He laughs at the protesters, the revs and the media. In the end, they all fall at his feet and do his bidding. They are all terrified of him, and that includes the Black and Hispanic caucus'. If these groups heard what he said about them "privately", they might be a bit angry.

1/23/2016 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just another ploy by Rahm to try and grease future opportunities by "hooking up" old partners in crime. He hooks her up now, and when he loses the election and has no prospects she hooks him up with something later. It's the way of the political world. And in the end it's the working guy who pays for it all. Rahn is and always has been a worthless scumbag.

1/23/2016 09:55:00 AM  
Blogger Transmaster said...

"Jamie Gorelick" defending the CPD !!!! All I can say is buy a case of K-Y Jelly because you are so screwed. She'll have it fixed so when you call for backup it will be somebody from the ACLU.

1/23/2016 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Neither Gorelick or Emanuel had financial experience before getting those jobs,"


nor when Emammnuel was hired by that private firm to negotiate a deal with Com Ed? for $18M for 18 mos. work

he sold his government connections to the highest bidder and worked a job for which he had no qualifications ...

it's all legit folks ... all legit

1/23/2016 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch the movie Brave Heart. We are the Scottish serfs. How many men have had enough of the corruption, or are they more concerned about a sports team?

1/23/2016 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her firm also began to defend Duke University from the lawsuit that came about after Duke railroaded the entire lacrosse team for a non-existent sex crime. When Duke lost the motion to dismiss, her law firm bailed, most likely sensing that this was a loser case for the university that they didn't want to be associated with.

Is it that unusual for a lawyer/law firm to drop a client during proceedings when said client turns out to be a lying piece of shit - oops I mean untrustworthy?

1/23/2016 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has absolutely no scent of cronyism at all.

1/23/2016 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep voting DEMOCRATIC And this is the CRAP your get!

1/23/2016 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss Harold Washington!

1/23/2016 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As you've pointed out, Rahm was paid millions and millions in a field that was not his wheelhouse, Fannie Mae.

One would expect he would have performed in his supposed wheelhouse, Mayor.

But it is evident, the guy is a complete loser.

It's as though he can't find his ass with both hands.

The guy never let's a crisis go to waste so that he can get his Beek wet.

Jamie fucking Gorelick!

Unfucking believable? Not.

1/23/2016 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done SCC, well done...

1/23/2016 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe she will get Rahm to go for a plea and take 12-15 rather than go to trial and risk 30 to life without parole.

1/23/2016 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is setting him up a place to land in the Hillary administration.

1/23/2016 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thankfully I max out in less than 10 weeks..... can't wait to put this wretched place in my rear view mirror.
I really feel sorry for anyone with less than 20-25 years on this job.

1/23/2016 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not as if Huberman and Maria George, Tommy The Thumb Byrne and a host of others were qualified for their roles during Runt Daleys Tenure.

1/23/2016 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorelick is a lobbyist for the lending industry fighting student loan reform[6]

What a piece of shit. How do people like this sleep at night?

1/23/2016 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With Jamie Gorelick leading the defense of the CPD, you can rest easy.
She will have the entire CPD disarmed and discouraged in no time flat.
But the high def camera and stereo audio you tote around will record your death at the hands of the thugs in full living color.
After you one-shot Taser prongs get tangled in his leather jacket and the wind blows the Mace back in your face.

1/23/2016 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One big Rolodex, flippity-flip, all haimish, all one-hand-washing-the-other.

Like the gangs say, "Once in, never out."

1/24/2016 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Do we even have an investigative media in this town?" -- SCC

Body parts found under concrete floor (the usual place for them) at what is apparently an old murder scene.

>sound of crickets<

1/24/2016 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media has become part of the government, just like old time Russia.

1/24/2016 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jamie Gorelick is slime: Would Rahm hire someone who is honest?

"On March 25, 2015, Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Ltd., a subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd., pled guilty to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act by engaging in illegal transactions and engaging in trade with Iran and Sudan in violation of sanctions against those two regimes.
Jamie Gorelick, a former Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton Administration, served on Schlumberger’s board from 2002 until, curiously, June 3, 2010, covering the entire period of illicit Iran and Sudan trade."


Gorelick was on the Vice Chairman at Fannie Mae and clearly benefited from their accounting fraud:

"Fannie decided to recognize only $200 million [of losses], deferring the other half. That allowed Fannie's executives — whose bonus plan is linked to earnings-per-share — to meet the target for maximum bonus payouts. The target EPS for maximum payout was $3.23 and Fannie reported exactly . . . $3.2309. This bull's-eye was worth $1.932 million to then-CEO James Johnson, $1.19 million to then-CEO-designate Franklin Raines, and $779,625 to then-Vice Chairman Jamie Gorelick."

"As for other losses, they were routinely mischaracterized so that they could be amortized over years, not realized fully as they were supposed to be. By this method, the Fannie Mae management siphoned off millions of dollars in excess compensation to top management, including Gorelick"

1/24/2016 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there anyone affiliated with Rahm Emanuel who
ISN'T a lick-hitter?

1/25/2016 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Gran Torino said...

Investigative media? What the fuck is that?... Never seen anything like that in Chicago. (((Anyone ever mention Rham and his wife both being lawyers found a way to declare themselves a charity and not pay any taxes on thier two mansions they have here in Chicago? ....Rahm knows he is not getting back in, has something else in the horizon already.

1/26/2016 03:46:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Rahm is not a lawyer.

6/15/2016 07:58:00 AM  

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