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Holder and FBI admit lying about data released before election last year

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In their efforts to promote the re-election of Barack Obama, our nation's premier law enforcement agencies presented false data to the American public about a "crackdown" on mortgage fraud. Fox News reports:


The Justice Department and FBI have quietly acknowledged they grossly overstated the scope of a mortgage fraud crackdown, which the administration heralded with much fanfare a few weeks before last year's presidential election.

According to a memo circulated by the FBI and a correction posted online by the Justice Department, the number of defendants, the number of victims and the size of the losses are, in reality, a fraction of what officials claimed last October.

Attorney General Eric Holder and other law enforcement officials claimed in early October that the initiative charged 530 criminal defendants on behalf of 73,000 victims who suffered over $1 billion in losses. The so-called Distressed Homeowner Initiative, which targeted fraud schemes against distressed homeowners, was highlighted in a press release and press conference at the time.

Holder, talking to the cameras on Oct. 9, called it "a groundbreaking, year-long mortgage fraud enforcement effort."

The real numbers, it turns out, were far smaller. The feds now admit that the number of criminal defendants charged was more like 107, not 530. The number of victims was 17,185 -- still a large number, but roughly one fourth the size of the original headcount. And the losses totaled $95 million -- not $1 billion, as originally claimed.​


Read more: Blog: Holder and FBI admit lying about data released before election last year


Hey, what's a little lie when it comes to Holder and Obama. Obama will only sign another E.O., sealing the evidence from the public.
 

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Only truly relevance to the "story" is that they admit they lied; oh wait they didn't admit it - someone else in tehir regime called it out.
 

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If so, they have now joined 43 other administrations. Continuity
 

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Thomas Lifson
August 15, 2013


In their efforts to promote the re-election of Barack Obama, our nation's premier law enforcement agencies presented false data to the American public about a "crackdown" on mortgage fraud. Fox News reports:


The Justice Department and FBI have quietly acknowledged they grossly overstated the scope of a mortgage fraud crackdown, which the administration heralded with much fanfare a few weeks before last year's presidential election....<snip>

Read more: Blog: Holder and FBI admit lying about data released before election last year


Hey, what's a little lie when it comes to Holder and Obama. Obama will only sign another E.O., sealing the evidence from the public.
FoxNews is doing a little lying of it's own....implying there were many charges instead of just one.....



"Bloomberg has been reporting since October that the cases cited by Holder included charges filed during the George W. Bush administration...."

Read more: DOJ, FBI admit they inflated claims about mortgage fraud crackdown last year | Fox News



"...At least one was filed more than two years before President Barack Obama took office..."

Eric Holder Owes the American People an Apology - Bloomberg
 

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FoxNews is doing a little lying of it's own....implying there were many charges instead of just one.....



"Bloomberg has been reporting since October that the cases cited by Holder included charges filed during the George W. Bush administration...."

Read more: DOJ, FBI admit they inflated claims about mortgage fraud crackdown last year | Fox News



"...At least one was filed more than two years before President Barack Obama took office..."

Eric Holder Owes the American People an Apology - Bloomberg
Really? So what are you complaining about? The claims are the same.
 

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So, Holder lied and people died?
 
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