Obama also announced his search committee shortly after clinching the nomination -- Jim Johnson, the former chairman of Fannie Mae, Eric Holder, a former deputy attorney general, and Caroline Kennedy. Within days, the committee went to Capitol Hill to consult with Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Under fire from Republicans and McCain, Johnson abruptly resigned after The Wall Street Journal reported he got home mortgages with help from the CEO of Countrywide Financial Corp. Holder, too, has faced a barrage of GOP attacks; he was the former Justice Department official who vetted President Clinton's oft-criticized 2001 pardon of financier Marc Rich.
Of course the Countrywide scandal, in which Demo Senators Chris Dodd and Conrad got sweetheart financing deals not available to the public, is dying a slow death administrated by the MSM refusal to cover the story. And few will remember, or bring up Marc Rich.
So this is the guy that Eric Holder vetted for Clinton:
In 1983, financier Rich was indicted for evading more than $48 million in taxes, and charged with 51 counts of tax fraud, as well as running illegal oil deals with Iran during the 1979-1980 hostage crisis. During his last week in office, President Bill Clinton pardoned Rich, who had fled the U.S. during his prosecution and was residing in Switzerland. Clinton's eleventh-hour move,
Hussein claims to be for change, yet time and again he returns to the past and the highly questionable actions of Democrats.