Remember back when Eric Holder was the Attorney General and he said that some banks are simply just too big to jail? You remember, during his 2013 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee when he said:
“I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them when we are hit with indications that if we do prosecute — if we do bring a criminal charge — it will have a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps even the world economy.”
How about that time when FOR SIX YEARS as the head of the Justice Department he didn’t really prosecute the big banks?
Well now, in a super sold-my-soul-to-Satan-a-long-time-ago move, Holder is returning to the corporate law firm Covington & Burling whose clients include JUST THOSE BIG BANKS.
Apparently these institutions are too big for Holder to prosecute… but not too big for Holder to represent on the other side of the aisle after he walks through the revolving door that is our government the megacorporations running it.
“[Holder] allowed bankers to escape prosecution. And now he’s going right back to that firm, where he’s going to enjoy a very lucrative partnership, whether he ever works again, you know, for the rest of his life.” (source)
“Unethical” doesn’t begin to cover it. How does this man look at himself in the mirror every morning?