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  • The Revolving Door

    Interesting take on two different methods of reporting the same event:

    In the latest sign of the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington, recently retired U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is returning home — to the corporate law firm Covington & Burling, where he worked for eight years before becoming head of the Justice Department. During his time at Covington, Holder’s clients included UBS and the fruit giant Chiquita. The law firm’s client list has included many of the big banks Holder failed to criminally prosecute as attorney general for their role in the financial crisis, including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Citigroup. We speak with Matt Taibbi, award-winning journalist with Rolling Stone magazine. "I think this is probably the single biggest example of the revolving door that we’ve ever had," Taibbi says.

    Eric Holder, the former U.S. attorney general, will return as a partner at the law firm he had exited more than five years ago to join the Obama administration, according to a statement from the firm.

    Holder, who ran the Justice Department from 2009 to 2015, will return to Covington & Burling. He was previously a partner there from 2001 to 2009, according to the firm.
    "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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    Old Army proverb: Screw up and move up.

    Imagine how much influence he will wield now with his White house contacts and his ability to talk directly to the Thief-in-Chief.

    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?


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