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Army Pick Drops Out Over Fannie Mae

From our friend Jake Tapper at ABC News:

Under Fire, President Obama’s Pick for Army Job Bows Out

June 13, 2009

Late on Friday, Donald Remy withdrew his name as President Obama’s nominee to be General Counsel of the Army after coming under fire for not disclosing in a work history for the Senate Armed Services Committee that he worked for embattled mortgage giant Fannie Mae…

Earlier this week Remy met privately with some members of the Senate Armed Services Committee about their concerns that he had not been fully forthcoming in revealing that he had been a senior official at Fannie Mae. Remy, who worked for Fannie Mae from 2000 through 2006, instead characterized his former employer in a document given to the committee as a "’major U.S. company," though he listed the names of other employers

"The President believes that Donald Remy would have been an excellent General Counsel of the Army," said White House spokesman Tommy Vietor, "but understands his personal decision and the choice he has made. Donald has given to the nation many times and continues to demonstrate his duty to country above all things."

An administration source pointed out that Remy fully disclosed his tenure at Fannie Mae in other documents provided to the committee, including his Senate Armed Services Committee Questionnaire, his National Security Questionnaire and his Public Financial Disclosure Report

This is hilarious. And also ridiculous.

Mr. Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emanuel worked for Freddie Mae. In fact, he made himself a small fortune there, for doing practically nothing.

But nobody seems to have noticed that detail.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, June 13th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Army Pick Drops Out Over Fannie Mae”

  1. bronzeprofessor says:

    I am so glad that Jake Tapper exists. I wonder how long he’ll be able to do this muckraking at ABC before someone sabotages him.

  2. Confucius says:

    What race is this guy? He looks black faced.

  3. canary says:

    Did he even have any military experience.

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