Were the Kent Conradwide Tapes Destroyed?
Surely this is criminal behavior to destroy evidence like this:
The discovery that Countrywide Financial Corp. recorded phone conversations with borrowers in a controversial mortgage program that included public officials — and that those recordings have been destroyed — has prompted new congressional calls for more information about the program.
Rep. Darrell Issa of California, the ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is trying to subpoena the remaining records of Countrywide’s VIP loan program. So far, the committee’s chairman, New York Democratic Rep. Edolphus Towns, has turned down that request. . . . Among the prominent VIP program borrowers were two Democratic senators, Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Kent Conrad of North Dakota. Both men have denied wrongdoing, and said they never asked for favorable loan terms from Countrywide.
It certainly is convenient, to the Subprime Senators, that these tapes were destroyed. Why in the world are the Democrats refusing to subpoena any remaining tapes. Surely they have nothing to hide, at least that’s what they say.
It seems to me that the timing of the tapes destruction is crucial. If it was during the time that these loans were under investigation by the Senate “Ethics” Commmitee then destroying the tapes has to be a criminal act.
For the record, Robert 108 had this first. And he has a lot more detail than I do.