Lawrence Summers, a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, pulled in more than $2.7 million in speaking fees paid by firms at the heart of the financial crisis, including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America Corp. and the now-defunct Lehman Brothers. [Emphasis mine]Read the list of Corporations from whom he received fees. Aren't these the same group of companies Congress, Obama and others claimed to be so outraged about?
Thomas E. Donilon, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, was paid $3.9 million last year by the power law firm O’Melveny & Myers to represent clients including two firms that received federal bailout funds: Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. [Emphasis mine]More federal bailout funds paid to Obama aids! Where's the outrage?
White House Counsel Greg Craig last year earned $1.7 million in private practice representing an exiled Bolivian president, a Panamanian lawmaker wanted by the U.S. government for allegedly murdering a U.S. soldier and a tech billionaire accused of securities fraud and various sensational drug and sex crimes. [Emphasis mine]Question - if he made $1.7 MILLION last year, how much is the White House paying him in Taxpayer (our) dollars? Where's the outrage?