Former White House Counsel Tapped to Advise Goldman Sachs

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Goldman Opportunity

An ex-White House official has been tapped to advice embattled securities firm Goldman Sachs. Former Obama counsel Greg Craig is working with the company as it fights against charges that it committed fraud and misled investors back in 2007.

Craig's new role with Goldman was revealed late Monday night by Politico and is raising some very serious ethics questions. Craig only left the administration in January. And now the man who once had the president's ear on major issues like Wall Street reform finds himself in the middle of a high profile Wall Street fraud case.

Sounds like the president is going back on his word yet once again:


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: When you leave government you will not be able to lobby my administration for as long as I am president. I'm also setting new rules that govern not just lobbyists but all those who have been selected to serve in my administration.

If you are enlisting in government service you will have to commit, in writing, to rules limiting your role for two years, in matters involving people you used to work with and barring you from any attempt to influence your former government colleagues for two years after you leave.


And the list of broken promises keeps growing and growing and growing.

Demanding Answers

Congress has been trying to look into the causes of the terrorist attack on Fort Hood perpetrated by Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan. But it appears that the Obama administration has been stonewalling these attempts.

Earlier Tuesday, Connecticut Senator Joel Lieberman served the administration with a subpoena. Now the subpoena will apply to information on the attack held by both the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice.

Here's what Senator Lieberman had to say about his interactions with team Obama:


SEN. JOE LIEBERMAN, I-CONN.: The response of the executive branch to this thoroughly legitimate congressional request for information has been inadequate and unreasonable.


How embarrassing. We can only hope that Senator Lieberman and the Congress get what they need to do their work and get to the bottom of this very important issue.

Rudy vs. Ron II

An old feud over the causes of 9/11, between former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Congressman Ron Paul is heating up yet again. Now it all began right here on Fox back in 2007.

Remember this?


REP. RON PAUL, R-TEXAS: Have you ever read about the reasons they attacked us? They attacked us because we've been over there. We've been bombing Iraq for 10 years.

I'm suggesting that we listen to the people who attacked us and the reasons they did it. And they are delighted that we are over there because Usama bin Laden has said, I am glad you're over on our sand because we can target you so much easier.

RUDY GIULIANI, FORMER NEW YORK CITY MAYOR: That's an extraordinary statement. As someone who lived throughout the attack of September 11, that we invited the attack because we were attacking Iraq.

I don't think I've ever heard that before and I've heard some pretty absurd explanations for September 11.


Now Paul's son Rand is running for Senate in Kentucky, and Giuliani has endorsed his Republican primary opponent Trey Grayson. In making the endorsement, Giuliani noted Grayson is "not part of the blame America first crowd."

This did not sit well with the elder Paul who slammed the mayor for his endorsement accusing him of "slithering into the race."

Well, slither or not, I think it's fair to say that Mayor Giuliani has the best of this argument.

Time for a Refill

The White House beer summit could be making a return. Now it all stems from comments made President Obama earlier this month in Maine. Let's take a look:


OBAMA: I want to give a little plug to Bill here. Bill owns Market House Coffee and the Maine Beer and Beverage Corporation both here — right here in Portland.

In exchange for this publicity, I hope that I'm going to get some samples of the beer.


Well, ask and you shall receive. Now this is the spread on its way to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue courtesy of Bill the beer guy. Now Bill tells the AP, "How could I say no? Being a good American I had to answer the call."

Well, at least the White House fridge will be fully stocked the next time the president insults somebody and has to host a beer summit. What a relief.

Oh and by the way, Mr. President, I'm still available for that beer. I'll even pay for it.

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