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Bart Chilton Joins America's Largest Law Firm As Policy Advisor

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It seems like it was only yesterday (actually it was early November) when infamous CFTC commissioner, legendary threat to gold manipulators nowhere, and Alexander Godunov impersonator, Bart Chilton made a very dramatic exit stage left.

Here is what we said at the time:

Having "left traders in their own" during the shutdown, Chilton expressed "excitement" at his new endeavours after sending his resignation letter to President Obama this morning (more poetry? - or body doubles?) "I'm reminded of the old Etta James song, 'At Last,'" said Mr. Chilton, one of the agency's three Democratic members. "At last, we've got this rule here," and at last, he would be leaving the CFTC. This leaves us wondering whether Chilton, no longer burdened by the shackles of his meagre compensation, perhaps can finally do what he has been promising to do for years - become a whistleblower - after all he has insinuated so many times he knows where all the "dirt" is; unless, of course, it was all for show.

The rhetorical answer to the rhetorical question: of course it was all for show, confirmed moments ago when Chilton became just the latest "regulator" to take the great revolving door out of a worthless public service Washington office into a just as worthless, but much better paying private-sector Washington office. Presenting the latest employee of DLA Piper, the largest law firm in the US, and possibly the world, by number of partners - Bart Chilton, poet.

From DLA Piper.

Former CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton joins DLA Piper as senior policy advisor in Washington, DC


DLA Piper announced today that former Commodity Futures Trading Commission Commissioner Bart Chilton is joining the firm on April 15 as a senior policy advisor in the Washington, DC, office.

Commissioner Chilton’s 30-year career in government service includes working in the US Congress and serving in the executive branch during the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. He has extensive experience in the development and debate of major public policy related to the financial services industry, including significant market and regulatory changes impacting the full spectrum of derivatives users.


Commissioner Chilton was nominated and confirmed as a CFTC Commissioner during the Bush and Obama Administrations (2007 and 2009), and he chaired the CFTC’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory and Global Markets Advisory committees. His tenure was marked by landmark efforts to assist industry participants with the myriad requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which created a complex regime for the regulation of the swaps marketplace.


Bart will bring unmatched experience and insight as one of the commissioners who oversaw the enactment and implementation of Dodd-Frank,” said Jay Smith, chair of DLA Piper’s US Corporate and Finance practice. “With many of the key derivatives requirements now coming to fruition, Bart will be an invaluable resource for clients who will be subject to increased regulation over the next few years.”


In 2008, Commissioner Chilton led the Obama Transition Team with regard to the US Department of Agriculture. Prior to joining the CFTC, in 2005, he was a Schedule C political appointee of President Bush at the US Farm Credit Administration. From 2001 to 2005, Commissioner Chilton was a senior advisor to Senator Tom Daschle, who is currently a senior policy advisor at DLA Piper.


From 1995-2001, Commissioner Chilton was a Schedule C political appointee of President Clinton, where he rose to deputy chief of staff to US Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman. Earlier in his career, Commissioner Chilton worked in the US House of Representatives, where he served as legislative director for three different members of Congress and as the executive director of the bipartisan Congressional Rural Caucus.


“The addition of Bart will enhance the capabilities and visibility of our global swaps practice, as well as our access to other key decision-makers with regard to recent rulemaking,” added Marc Horwitz, head of DLA Piper’s Derivatives practice. “In addition to providing his unique insight on Dodd-Frank, Bart will assist our cross-border team in navigating thorny issues surrounding equivalency with comparable regulations that are being enacted in other jurisdictions.”

Yes, we did harbor hopes that Chilton could actually become a whistleblower. But the prospect of living in the apartment below Snowden collecting nothing while actually doing some real work for the first time in his life, surely seemed far less apetizing than sitting in a glass corner office at 500 Eighth Street, NW, collecting over a million a year for doing nothing.

Appropriately enough, the DLA press release concludes with the following.

Commissioner Chilton is also the author of Ponzimonium: How Scam Artists Are Ripping Off America, a consumer education book published by the CFTC.

So, in retrospect, a non-fiction autobiography too?


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Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:33 | 4659341 Deathrips
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That mother fucker better do something for the people he was supposed to protect, or theres a lamppost with his name on it.


Piece of shit!!!



Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:33 | 4659346 kliguy38
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too funny and I'm sure Bart has earned his new position with his "work"

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:35 | 4659356 Pladizow
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Whores will be whores!

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:37 | 4659360 gmrpeabody
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Didn't he star in "The Nightmare Before Christmas"?

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:04 | 4659446 Stackers
Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:44 | 4659524 strannick
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As retiring CFTC Judge Painter told us in 2011, and as the retiring SEC lawyer told us two weeks ago, these regulatory bodies exist to thwart regulation, and the corrupt regulators then move to private practice from their corrupt agencies, to further demonstrate how to evade and exploit regulation. Bart Chilton was a liar extrordinaire, pretending sympathy for justice seekers, while bamboozling and filibustering genuine regulation to the benefit of WallStreet. I can't think of anyone who more perfectly embodies the face of the Democratic Party. He is the heehaw donkey in Farah Fawcets wig. His coiffuered gorgeous hair is just the icing on the turdcake.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:15 | 4659593 Buckaroo Banzai
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These bodies are not designed to thwart regulation, rather, they are designed to create the illusion of regulation. Markets rely on informational asymmetries to function properly, which makes them inherently unregulable. But that fact makes the sheeple scared, and you can't shear the flock when it has been spooked. So the kabuki theater of "regulated" and "supervised" markets is created, and the sheep are herded into their pens.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:16 | 4659788 Manthong
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goldliocks worked for Daschle..

what the f' else do you need to know?

'scept it's rigged.

geez, maybe even this crowd does not understand this.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:08 | 4659899 GetZeeGold
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A pox on DLA Piper's house.


They couldn't afford Blythe Masters?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:45 | 4659961 quasimodo
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Daschle, another fucking midget who needs an ass kicking

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:40 | 4660085 Manthong
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not necessarily a midget in the story.. understand that.. why he phased out, and his wife's  work..

and then the  story becomes more clear.

follow the money.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:09 | 4660635 SWRichmond
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Bart's example is exactly why I don't trust Eliz Warren.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:52 | 4660906 Manthong
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same m.o.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:14 | 4659590 hungrydweller
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Fuck off shitcoin apologist

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:37 | 4659364 Kaiser Sousa
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and ho's will be hoe's....


i used to telll him that in emails...

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 18:11 | 4663022 Monty Burns
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I think you're allwrong about Bart.  After all his wiki entry assures us  that 'he has exposed manipulation practices in commodities markets and gone on record as wanting to prosecute violations of law, which he believes have taken place in the silver market.'

 Also says he went into this business 'to look out for the little guy'.

 Seems a most admirable individual to me (shakin' ma haid....)

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:37 | 4659365 NoDebt
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The Tylers forgot to include a Lord Vigo image from Ghostbusters II:

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:42 | 4659383 i_call_you_my_base
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Good call.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:26 | 4659883 MillionDollarBoner_
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:35 | 4659946 GetZeeGold
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Silence of the lambs evil guy...

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:58 | 4660198 superflex
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Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:56 | 4660208 superflex
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Keyrock, Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer

"Ladies and gentlemen of the jury.  I'm just a caveman.

Your world frightens and confuses me"


Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:50 | 4659408 Xibalba
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Everyone has a price.  And this one came cheap. 

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:18 | 4659495 TammanyBrawl
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Incestuous whores at that.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:34 | 4659353 Ignatius
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Bart always asked the most difficult questions, and did absolutely nothing with it.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 02:25 | 4659743 Schmuck Raker
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Yeah, but without a 'popular' uprising, we're all just targets on a dronangel map......

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:32 | 4659342 LetThemEatRand
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The problem summed up in one article and a few pictures, especially the IMF witch.  The IMF is the root from which grows the tree of NWO.   Good luck with your new "career," Bart.  Thanks for doing so well upholding the Constitution and faithfully serving blah blah blah.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:33 | 4659344 Atomizer
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Business in the front, party in the back. 

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:35 | 4659357 i_call_you_my_base
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It's more of a small get together.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:04 | 4659449 HungryPorkChop
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I'm sure he got a cushy $500,000 year job for ignoring the most obvious manipulation in American history.  What a scam!!

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:17 | 4659824 Cacete de Ouro
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"My timing depends on what is being done at the CFTC. I hope the agency will say something next week."

True story. Bart frets about whether he will be forced to honour his promise to comment on the silver market...turns out, the CFTC didn't day anything, not that they would have, but Bart didn't say anything either and he broke his promise.

What's odd is that he pretended that he was going to do something, and never did anything. Like someone who says I'll give up smoking tomorrow, but has no intention of doing so.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:37 | 4659362 Seasmoke
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This cannot continue much longer.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:53 | 4659415 Keyser
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As anyone knows that has dealt with addiction, the abuse will continue until the drugs are removed. In this case, zero rates and a free-flowing monetary policy. 

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:54 | 4659416 NoDebt
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I have 20 Federal Reserve Notes that says it can.  

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:48 | 4659549 Colonel Klink
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I'll see your 20 fiatcos and raise you 20 sheets of toilet paper.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:38 | 4659368 hangemhigh77
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Bart and his Hair is baaaack.  You can't get rid of these fucking clowns, they just keep recycling them.  We really need to start hanging these assholes to get the fuck rid of them.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:38 | 4659369 gimli
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I really thought he'd become a spokeman for L'oreal ..... I'm very disappointed

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:13 | 4659480 NotApplicable
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Why not both?

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:21 | 4659502 gimli
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If only he could my friend --- do you realize the manpower and the length of time it takes

to get it to look like that? He'd need a staff larger than Michelle's to make that happen.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:15 | 4659486 HungryPorkChop
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+1.  That's funny. 

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:39 | 4659372 hangemhigh77
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Geez, that pic of LaGrad REALLY shows how fucking insane that bitch is.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:15 | 4659487 TammanyBrawl
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Her and Boehner use the same tanning salon.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 03:58 | 4659800 Intoxicologist
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That skin tone is referred to as "whorange."

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:06 | 4659903 GetZeeGold
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When we have installed our Oompa Loompas into the highest positions of governments.....we shall take over the world.


Resistance is futile.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:40 | 4659376 Charles Nelson ...
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"I work hard on this hair, everyday, other than that I don't too much" - Ashley Schaffer aka Bart Chilton

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:43 | 4659382 Seasmoke
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And in celebration of this wonderful news, Silver is getting hammered down

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:50 | 4659967 quasimodo
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Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:45 | 4659393 HardAssets
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Well ya just might come to the conclusion that the current big biz/government system is corrupt from top to bottom with articles like this.

Tell us it ain't so !

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:45 | 4659394 Yen Cross
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   "Living in an apartment under Snowden." lmao

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:45 | 4659395 Dr. Venkman
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no wonder he felt comfortable there with the managing partner:

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:46 | 4659398 gimli
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Childhood wounds led Bart to where he is today:

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:56 | 4659424 f16hoser
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Bart "I didn't do a Damn thing" Chilton. Just another US Regulator "Empty Suit!"

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:01 | 4659437 williambanzai7
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This is the epitome of an economic parasite.

He is just as much on the dole as the schlep on food stamps.

He serves no productive economic purpose and charges a great deal more rent.

Not to mention the negative effect of the charade he calls his professional career. A hole lotta bullshit.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:08 | 4659465 prains
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you just described the basis of the american economy _ plus the printing from nothing part

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:34 | 4659941 sumo
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"This is the epitome of an economic parasite."

I have lost count of how many suckers I've encountered in the pro-silver community who thought Bart was on their side.

Out of all these mentally challenged individuals, the biggest, most pathetic fucktard was, and remains, Ted Butler.

To anyone who finds this utterly predictable piece of news a surprise, I say this: start using plastic cutlery, you are a moron and a danger to yourself and others.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:01 | 4659438 gimli
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Wish him luck, this could be Bart's last job


Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:03 | 4659442 nmewn
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“Bart will bring unmatched experience and insight as one of the commissioners who oversaw the enactment and implementation of Dodd-Frank,”

Well, there's a resume

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:18 | 4659498 Bluebear
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Just wait till we find out who hired DLA Piper to be their lawyers! LOL!

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:26 | 4659513 Philalethian
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And the raid is coming to the Bundy ranch:


Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:26 | 4659517 arby63
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No semblance of respect is granted any of these fucks anymore. We are a disgraced nation. May god have pity on our incompetent souls. May the average American regain his/her self-respect and aspire to greater things than the next visit to Wal-Mart.

May I only hope. 

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:42 | 4659538 Sutton
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He's seen one up close.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:45 | 4659541 tony bonn
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chilton, thy name is shit.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:48 | 4659546 vincent
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"The stated mission of the CFTC is to protect market users and the public from fraud, manipulation, and abusive practices related to the sale of commodity and financial futures and options, and to foster open, competitive, and financially sound futures and option markets."

Thanks for all the hard work Mr. Chilton.

I (along with probably a million others) would have glady flipped you a ten spot to simply do the right thing.

You could have taken a couple of years off, and written a kickass, best selling tell all book.

Additionally, you would have been a hero, and could have joined The Fight Club.

Instead I'll simply speak for many and say  FUCK YOU.


Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:54 | 4659552 Colonel Klink
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Bart Chilton = useless piece of shit

A better picture of Bart Chilton:

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:56 | 4659561 kchrisc
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Like having two non-working refrigerators for meat and moving rotted meat from one to the other and back again.

Eventually the stink will get too much.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00 | 4659565 Conax
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The old man of PMs, Ted Butler wrote him and waited and corresponded and even believed (for a while) that Bart was going to do something. 

I took one look at him and saw him as a shallow, plastic sock puppet for the improbably worm-like suits of the CFTC.  Sure enough, he told rock n roll parables and stalled everyone for years.

Like Bill Banzai said above, he sure was a high-maintenance leech.  He drew a hundred times the shekels the average serf receives, all the while shafting those he was paid to protect.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:44 | 4659632 Bastiat
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Lower left pic looks like Bill in the movie Kill Bill

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 01:19 | 4659674 yogibear
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Bart Chilton is a icon for what's wrong with the US.

Just collected his check and looked the other way when it came to criminal activities. 


Tue, 04/15/2014 - 01:46 | 4659701 mbutler101
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That's it...I'm done following his useless Twitter account.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 02:22 | 4659739 Schmuck Raker
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  Retweeted by 3h

A deputy to China's top legislature is detained for suspected crime of organizing prostitution in his five-star hotel

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Was HIS name PELOSI????

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 02:28 | 4659744 Schmuck Raker
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"Bart Chilton" ..... "Matt Damon" .... just sayin'........ don't NSA me bro!

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 02:32 | 4659748 Schmuck Raker
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I checked it out...... is still available.

just sayin

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 02:36 | 4659752 Schmuck Raker
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So is "".......................................but, obviously that but     would be illlegal cause we all no its ilegitagate to say that avbut any budy that givesss munty to d preazinentyt.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:35 | 4659860 tradewithdave
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Bart, the focus of well over 100 articles. People kept emailing me telling me who Bart was one of the good guys. When I would ask them why they always had the same answer; "Bart responds to my emails."

I would say "seriously?.... you're being played... wake up." Blunt techniques work very well on the public side of the ledger. Not so sure how they will utilize his "capabilities" on the private side. It may have been a success fee/payback for the Glencore/China deal just announced. Most likely a pastureing for past achievements.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:55 | 4659895 Moe Howard
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He has always worked for someone, just not you.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:10 | 4659906 hotrod
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Next on the hit list

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:24 | 4659927 MFL8240
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The freak lies and gets ahead.  The new USA, need to be a dispicable liar to move up!

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:58 | 4659984 Notsobadwlad
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One wonders if Bart Chiton chose his life of his own free will or if he has simply been swept along at every step without a chance to ever wake up. The latter would be sad ... and is sad for any human soul who is not given the opportunity to choose.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:18 | 4660039 Rising Sun
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Is that a fucking wig????  Freak!!!!!!!!!

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:34 | 4660388 Youri Carma
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Traitorous Bart Chilton Joins America’s Largest Law Firm As Policy Advisor.

Indeed typecast him for Die Hard X as NAZI LOlz.

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