Assistant Attorney General Breuer Gets DOJ Boot In "Untouchables" Aftermath

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Earlier today, we reported that "Assistant Attorney General Admits On TV That In The US Justice Does Not Apply To The Banks" when we commented on last night's PBS special "The Untouchables." Explicitly, we said that it was "Lenny Breuer who made it very clear that when it comes to the concept of justice the banks are and always have been "more equal" than others. He does so in such shocking clarity and enthusiasm that it is a miracle that this person is still employed by the US Department of Justice." As of minutes ago that is no longer the case as his employment contract has been torn up. The WaPo reports, that Lanny A. Breuer is leaving the Justice Department "after leading the agency’s efforts to clamp down on public corruption and financial fraud at the nation’s largest banks, according to several people familiar with the matter....It is not clear when Breuer intends to leave, nor what he plans to do once he departs, but it is certain that the prosecutor’s days in office are winding down, according to people who were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter."

From WaPo:

Breuer is widely credited with aggressively going after white-collar crime in the aftermath of the crisis. He also stepped up the division’s involvement in money laundering cases, launching a series of criminal investigations that have resulted in multimillion-dollar settlements.


Critics have also decried Breuer’s routine use of deferred prosecution, which gives the agency the right to go after a company in the future if it fails to comply with the terms of the agreement. They say the use of such tactics amounts to a slap on the wrists of companies that have engaged in egregious behavior. Breuer, however, has argued that the agreements result in greater accountability for corporate wrongdoing.

Or none, as the case may be.

Brauer is not only known for being the bankers' lackey: his fingerprints are also all over Fast and Furious:

During Senate hearings in 2011, Breuer admitted that he failed to alert other Justice Department officials that federal agents had allowed guns to illegally flow into Mexico and onto U.S. streets between 2006 and 2007. The practice, known as “gun walking,” was also a key part of the Obama administration’s Phoenix gun trafficking operation, Fast and Furious.


The operation came under fire when many of the weapons later turned up at crime scenes in Mexico and the United States, including two where a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed.


Several officials at the Justice Department resigned in connection with the operation, including Jason Weinstein, a deputy assistant attorney general in the criminal division. Breuer later apologized for his inaction, when the tactics first came to his attention. Sen. Charles E. Grassely (R-Iowa) called for his resignation, but Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. stood behind Breuer.As one of the longest-serving heads of the criminal division, Breuer’s tenure has been filled with controversy and high-profile prosecutions. He was admonished for his role in the agency’s botched attempt to infiltrate weapon-smuggling rings in the operation dubbed Fast and Furious. And he has been accused of being soft on Wall Street for failing to throw senior bank executives behind bars for their role in the financial crisis.

Either way, Brauer is gone.

And ironically it is his departure which confirms that everything that could be wrong at the US department of INjustice, is wrong.

Because, with all due respect to this banker muppet, he is merely the tiniest cog in a broken down judicial system, which works (and we obviously use the term loosely) in conjunction with the legislative and executive branches, as well as that implied fourth branch - the Federal Reserve - to further just one thing: the interests of the bankster overclass, who ever since the financial crisis have benefited to the tune of some $5 trillion, or the full amount of incurred debt that future generations of Americans will be responsible for, and yet which benefit primarily the financial oligarch right here and right now.

Fixing the unprecedented level of corruption that has gripped America will not be done with the voluntary retirement of one person who should have done more, but kept his mouth shut (for whatever selfish reasons). The system, sadly, is so rotten to the core, that only a grand reset of every social and political institution will help.

Luckily, we have the Fed for that, which courtesy of its lunatic actions is bringing this once great country every day closer to the abyss.

The good news: there is no turning back now - the entire financial system is now on crash course at a pace of $85 billion per month and accelerating.

The bad news: it will take a while before the final tide subsides for one final time as the status quo will certainly not go without a fight. A very big, and very lethal fight.

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Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:20 | 3181027 BlueCollaredOne
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Don't stop. Believing. Hold on to that feeeeeeeliiiaiing.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:43 | 3181125 NotApplicable
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Damn YOU!

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 01:33 | 3181883 The Heart
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Imagine if you will please, the giant uglyus slug of a spychopath-three-legged-two-hearted smelly beast muggling haphazardly along and below we see, trillions of arrows and spears being chucked by the masses of rainbow multidimensional warriors...bringing down the evil thing as his blood trails...guts bursting out...brains spewing forth...hobbling...awkward...and crashing...slowly like the Eiffel tower falling to it's destiny in the end of the money changer empire of dust.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:17 | 3181019 Top_Kill
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This guy did what? Seriously, he was involved with both epic scandals? We are without a doubt, all living in an alternate reality like the Truman show. The creators are amazed that we haven't lost our shit and tore this mother fucker down. We must have beat the over under on how mant times we can get ass fucked by at least a trillion.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:27 | 3181057 insanelysane
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They're trying to get the guns but fortunately it is like trying to take a piece of meat out of a growling dogs mouth.  They know the dogs are growling.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:33 | 3181079 NotApplicable
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That's merely another false facade. They can't wait until we are killing each other with them, right and left.

You seem to be forgetting that these people are entertained by the growling of the dogs, as it means the fight is soon to come.

Place your bets!

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:43 | 3181119 dwdollar
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Cattle killing each other is never a good thing for the rancher. What they want is your horns and balls so you never have a weapon or a desire to fight with it.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:59 | 3181645 Yes_Questions
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I've asked Mrs. Questions, and they don't get the horns or balls.  Or the heads near either.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:04 | 3181443 Yes We Can. But...
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I love that analogy.  The maltreated dog - the aware citizenry - is stock still, tightly wound, not looking directly at you, just a fearsome steady growl coming from deep within.  Pissed, threatened, and poised to tear off the arm that threatens to take what is dear to him.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 23:11 | 3181667 Teamtc321
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Libtard's leaked wish list for gun control. I just poked my dog to keep him growling..........I've already taught him how to piss on a 1 foot statue of place holder, daily. 



The list of Democratic gun control proposals included:

Confiscation of assault weapons

Confiscation of 10 round magazine clips

A statewide database of all guns

Continue the process of publishing gun owners names and addresses

Labeling of all semi-automatic shotguns with pistol grips or more than five round capacity as assault weapons

Limit magazine round to five and confiscate banned magazines

Prevent citizens from owning more than two magazines

Prevent citizens from buying more than one gun per month

Re-license all current pistol permit holders

Require renewal of all pistol permits every five years

Pistol permits would be issued by the state and not local law enforcement

Licensing of ammunition dealers

All New York guns would be micro-stamped

All guns would have to be kept locked inside the home

Add a fee for registering and licensing guns

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:29 | 3181067 NotApplicable
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They're only amazed that you think there's something to be torn down, when in reality, it's ALL nothing but a facade.

Guess what happens when you tear down a facade? Why you've just sprung the trap, creating the next facade that will pretend to be the mandate which fixes this one. People can tear down facades day after day, and yet still never get any closer to underlying evil at the root of it all.

Like you said, ass fucked.

Divide and conquer is an excellent governing strategy, just as long as the "leaders" don't get too attached to any one particular facade.

Flips? Well, they flop, for a reason. Facades mean nothing other than their ability to empower.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:50 | 3181333 GLG20
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"Thank you! Thank you very much, thank you! First of all, let me say how happy I am to be your Assistant Attorney General [ applause ] You know.. thank you.. I don't really understand your Congress, or your system of checks and balances.. because, as I said during the campaign - I'm just a caveman! I fell on some ice, and later got thawed out by scientists."

Unfrozen Caveman Assistant Attorney General

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:19 | 3181022 BlueCollaredOne
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So now we can expect him to either be a consultant, or work for the CFR. Call me jaded, but this will most likely be a promotion for him

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:34 | 3181091 NotApplicable
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You're jaded!

That's a compliment, btw. Hopefully, you're "disillusioned" too.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:44 | 3181129 Race Car Driver
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Disgusted, even.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 03:02 | 3181952 Curiously_Crazy
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Just don't let all of the above (which take a shitload of emotional investment) eventually lead you to apathy.

This whole bloody house of cards should of collapsed so long ago that many are starting to give up and take on the 'if ya can't beat them join them' mindset.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 23:57 | 3181738 Cosimo de Medici
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No, Holder will hire some Night School lawyer grad, who passed the bar on his 17th try, to replace Breuer, while Breuer will join Skadden Arps as a defense attorney to be hired by anyone DoJ decides to prosecute.

There must be symmetry, as this role was Breuer's before he went to DoJ.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:21 | 3181031 Yen Cross
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 Yes, Tyler I read your previous post.  Banksters are immune from criminal prosecution. Let's discuss how we can fix it.

  Blinking curser

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:22 | 3181259 waterwitch
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A one-way ticket to Iceland would be a start!

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:20 | 3181032 Miss anthrope
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PROJECT MAYHEM....... HIS NAME IS LENNY BREUER..........another casualty of Tyler Durden. BOOM!!


Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:31 | 3181078 Raymond K Hessel
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Thu, 01/24/2013 - 03:40 | 3181991 MsCreant
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Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:20 | 3181033 unirealist
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I can only hope that after the big "reset," the incoming junta establishes its legitimacy in the eyes of the public by chasing down and punishing all the Lenny's of the era.

And that, when finished with the trials and punishments, that same junta re-establishes our republic and withdraws itself from power.

A man can dream, can't he?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:39 | 3181098 NotApplicable
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Sure, you can. However, I don't know that holding such delusions can provide you with any benefit.

After all, honest people don't run around battling criminals for control, so the best you can hope for is a dishonest person who happens to be your friend.

As GWB said the one and only time I ever heard him utter the truth, "Loyalty is the most important character trait."

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:13 | 3181233 Unprepared
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And let's hope that Google Archives are still available after the reset.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:24 | 3181271 nmewn
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Some of us still take notes ;-)

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:21 | 3181036 pragmatic hobo
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we still have justice department?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:28 | 3181059 Groundhog Day
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only if you try to rob a store for food or get caught smoking weed to try to forget about how miserable your life is...then you will see the wrath of the justice dept.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:39 | 3181111 waterhorse
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Yes, we do.  But you've spelled it incorrectly.  It's "Just Us" department.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:50 | 3181155 Al Huxley
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...and a Ministry of Truth, and a Ministry of Love, and a Ministry of Peace...

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:16 | 3181241 Unprepared
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yep, the same way there's a department of defense, or department of education... you got the idea.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:34 | 3181301 nmewn
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In the "great hall" of the Justice Building you will find Lady Justice completely stripped of her scales, her sword and her blindfold with her arms reaching up as if conquered or surrendering.



Thu, 01/24/2013 - 08:57 | 3182125 shovelhead
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Outside Justice, we public get the mythical blindfold and scales.

Inside Justice, the symbol is a hooker surrendering/offering herself to the highest bidder.

You have to admit the contrast is startlingly accurate.

Nice catch.






Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:24 | 3181043 OutLookingIn
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Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:25 | 3181045 Bob
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The cocksucker shouldn't be safe alone on the street.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:25 | 3181050 Jab Cross Hook
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I can has deferred prosecutions?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:27 | 3181055 IridiumRebel
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Nice they laid out his accolades in that touching piece by Wapo. He deserves a metal. What a world......

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:26 | 3181056 Being Free
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Those look like 12 gauge skinny lips to me, .... just saying ....

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:28 | 3181058 Glass Seagull
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Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:17 | 3181248 Unprepared
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That's what he said.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:29 | 3181062 f16hoser
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"Breuer you stupid fucker! Why don't you just post on your FB Page our secret playbook!" (Holder to Breuer)

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:28 | 3181065 EmmittFitzhume
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If he says any more he may wind up tango uniform.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:44 | 3181127 DosZap
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If he says any more he may wind up tango uniform.

And wind up in a Park, at a 45* angle with his blood running uphill.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:49 | 3181480 Yes We Can. But...
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I personally took a good look around the two Civil War era cannons in that park, next to one of which is supposedly where the body lay, three days after the body was found (by a guy cruising the park for sex - DC area parks are like that), and could find zero evidence that any blood had been there.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:30 | 3181070 dolph9
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Nice article.

Just remember that in due time all of these roaches will turn on each other.  Guaranteed.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:33 | 3181080 A Lunatic
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Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:46 | 3181084 californiagirl
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They will just replace him with a duplicate that is told to keep his mouth shut so he doesn't accidentally tell the truth.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:37 | 3181086 LFMayor
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Thats Great it starts with
an earthquake. Birds and snakes an aeroplane,
and Lenny Breuer is not afraid....

well, at least until he got his pink slip today

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:44 | 3181092 Hannibal
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Relax everyone, it's just a Zionist changing of the guard and no bankster is going to jail.

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