Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Countrywide destroyed records

According to the Wall Street Journal:

The discovery that Countrywide Financial Corp. recorded phone conversations with borrowers in a controversial mortgage program that included public officials -- and that those recordings have been destroyed -- has prompted new congressional calls for more information about the program.

Rep. Darrell Issa of California, the ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is trying to subpoena the remaining records of Countrywide's VIP loan program. So far, the committee's chairman, New York Democratic Rep. Edolphus Towns, has turned down that request.

What's that? The Republicans want to subpoena the records but the Democrats want to block this? Isn't this called a cover up? I have this sneaking suspicion that if the truth came out we might find some Congresspeople who need a "time out" in prison.

So what about the Justice Department? Are they going to investigate this, or are they too busy investigating already-cleared CIA agents who were just doing what their government demanded?

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