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CNBC HOST MAKES MINCEMEAT OUT OF ELIOT SPITZER
Big Journalism ^ | July 15,2012 | by WYNTON HALL

Posted on 07/15/2012 3:34:37 PM PDT by Hojczyk

If there were any doubt that Eliot “Client 9” Spitzer has spiraled down into further delusion and irrelevance, it was erased Friday afternoon in an embarrassing and bizarre shootout between the disgraced former NY

Attorney General and CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo. At issue were allegations that a trove of private emails may exist showing the former purchaser of high-priced prostitutes launched a personally motivated prosecution against former AIG chief Hank Greenberg. Of the eight charges Spitzer brought against Greenberg, six have been dropped, with the last two in the process of being dismissed, according to Greenberg’s lawyer. Still, throughout the interview Spitzer alleged numerous times that Greenberg engaged in “fraud,” despite the fact that no federal or state court has ever found as much.

“You can’t say ‘fraudulent’ because there’s no indictment. You can’t just throw around the word ‘fraud,’” challenged CNBC reporter Maria Bartiromo. “Why have six out of eight charges been dropped?”

Finally, just when it seemed Spitzer couldn’t appear any more pathetic and yesterday’s news, Client 9 put in a plug for a TV show he apparently hosts on that ratings juggernaut…Current TV. After the sad and strange spectacle, a lawyer for Greenberg, Lee Wolosky, appeared with Bartiromo. Wolosky said Spitzer’s train wreck of an interview was further evidence of Spitzer’s personal animus toward Greenberg and that Client 9 owes him a long overdue apology.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: client9; eliotspitzer; hankgreenberg; leewolosky; mariabartiromo; newyork; newyorkcity

1 posted on 07/15/2012 3:34:45 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
AIG chief Hank Greenberg should sue Spitzer and New York State for a few billion dollars..
2 posted on 07/15/2012 3:36:42 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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3 posted on 07/15/2012 3:41:57 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Hojczyk
personal animus toward Greenberg

There were stories that when Client #9 forced Greenberg out, and was replaced by Democrat favoring types, AIG's underwriting became lax, which in turn, help fuel the financial crises towards the end of Bush43.

I didn't follow it well enough to remember if it was pro-Greenberg propaganda, or closer to the truth.

4 posted on 07/15/2012 3:43:45 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Hojczyk

After reading the article I must say...don’t let The SPRITZER point his bazooka at YOU! :)

What a joke. How does this guy still warrant a public forum?

What ever happened to the good old days when disgraced people just disappeared from view?


5 posted on 07/15/2012 3:46:51 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie

The liberal press has to prop them all up...Wiener dog will probably get elected in NYC...look at Clinton....the more rotten they are the better for the rats


6 posted on 07/15/2012 3:53:02 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: The Antiyuppie

The single biggest change in our society is the loss of a sense of shame.


7 posted on 07/15/2012 3:53:25 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: The Antiyuppie

Wiener is contemplating a run for NYC Mayor. How’s zat for brazenness?


8 posted on 07/15/2012 3:54:52 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: The Antiyuppie

He doesn’t and in a way they do. It’s called Current TV.


9 posted on 07/15/2012 3:58:32 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Hojczyk

You completely miss the point. You can’t see what actually took place.

Hank Greenburg is a zillionaire. He is old. He has nothing special on which to spend his money. He carries a grudge.

He spent a trifling portion of his money to hire enough detectives to learn every action of Spitzer. He discovered the secret trips out of town. He discovered the prostitutes. He paid them lots of money for the dirt.

Hank Greenburg destroyed Spitzer and may still be after his sorry ass.


10 posted on 07/15/2012 3:59:27 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Hojczyk.
...in an embarrassing and bizarre shootout between the disgraced former NY Attorney General and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo... the former purchaser of high-priced prostitutes launched a personally motivated prosecution against former AIG chief Hank Greenberg. Of the eight charges Spitzer brought against Greenberg, six have been dropped, with the last two in the process of being dismissed, according to Greenberg's lawyer. Still, throughout the interview Spitzer alleged numerous times that Greenberg engaged in "fraud," ..."You can't say 'fraudulent' because there's no indictment. You can't just throw around the word 'fraud,'" challenged CNBC reporter Maria Bartiromo... just when it seemed Spitzer couldn't appear any more pathetic... put in a plug for a TV show he apparently hosts on that ratings juggernaut... Current TV.
Spitzer should spend the rest of his sorry-assed life either in court, or in prison. Y'know, since there's no death penalty in NY state.


11 posted on 07/15/2012 4:01:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: The Antiyuppie

I can’t even remember the guy who was brought down from Presidental run, but had a boat called monkey business or something like that.


12 posted on 07/15/2012 4:03:45 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: bert

Wonderful!....and I hope he pursues that sorry ass to the grave.


13 posted on 07/15/2012 4:05:58 PM PDT by Postman (US out of the UN. UN out of the US.)
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To: bert

Spitzer destroyed himself.


14 posted on 07/15/2012 4:06:22 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: easternsky

Gary Hart


15 posted on 07/15/2012 4:07:50 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: easternsky

Gary Hart


16 posted on 07/15/2012 4:08:16 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: easternsky

That would be Gary Hart.


17 posted on 07/15/2012 4:08:22 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: Calvin Locke

Keep in mind the Rat party is a criminal enterprise......

The goal of Barney Franks et al was to develop loans and for housing for all. They wanted Fanniemae/freddie mac as a DNC slush fund. To do that they knew there must be bad loans. To protect the banks there must be massive sales of loans and the development of hybrid securities. There must be insurance to back up all the bad loans.

AIG insured financial transactions. Hank was a straight arrow and would not permit the scam. He was done in. Eliot Spitzer was delegated the job of killing ol hank and getting him out of the way.

Hank got his revenge and destroyed Spitzer.

Destruction is too little. The Governor should have been done in as an example


18 posted on 07/15/2012 4:08:58 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: easternsky
That was Gary Hart, who famously taunted the press to follow him, to find out if he was up to no good.

Whatta maroon. I guess he thought they were on his side, and wouldn't go after him. WRONG!

19 posted on 07/15/2012 4:08:58 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: donmeaker

Spitzer was acting on DNC orders. He was promised the governorship for his actions. He did not destroy himself. He was done in by Hank Greenburg


20 posted on 07/15/2012 4:12:11 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: SunkenCiv
Y'know, since there's no death penalty in NY state.

While what Spitzer was highly embarrassing and disgraceful to the office he held, he did NOT commit a capital offense. So your alleged lack of a death penalty in NY State (not sure if there is a never-used death penalty on the books) is not relevant to him. FWIW, BTW, some of his flings with whores occurred in other jurisdictions.

Let him stay in the public eye and continue to make a fool of himself.

21 posted on 07/15/2012 4:12:43 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Beat me to it!


22 posted on 07/15/2012 4:14:48 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: Hojczyk
I am going to be inclined to support the guy who's nicknamed after one of the greatest baseball hitters of all time.


23 posted on 07/15/2012 4:14:47 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana
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To: Hojczyk

AIG. I could suggest an alternate headline for the UK news editions of this story.

“Eliott Spitzer tried to destroy Manchester United football.”

Could make Spritzer ‘very popular’ overseas!!!!


24 posted on 07/15/2012 4:16:56 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: justiceseeker93

Te capital crime was conspiracy to take over the American economy. He was following orders from above and was not acting alone. His part was but a small piece in the successful scam

Barney Frank and Chris Dodd are the other major players deserving a death penalty.


25 posted on 07/15/2012 4:23:35 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Hojczyk
"...the disgraced former NY Attorney General..."

Don't they know he was the Governor of NY when he was disgraced? How soon they forget.

26 posted on 07/15/2012 4:24:18 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Calvin Locke
There were stories that when Client #9 forced Greenberg out, and was replaced by Democrat favoring types, AIG's underwriting became lax, which in turn, help fuel the financial crises towards the end of Bush43.

Someone who knew and worked with Greenberg for decades told me that Greenberg always kept a meticulous eye on AIG's businesses, personally assessing the risk of every significant insurance policy. When Greenberg was forced out, this oversight stopped. Most significantly, Joseph Cassano, COO of the London unit, wrote hundreds of billions of business with virtually no oversight, all while drawing several million per month personally. The activities of the London unit was the casuse of the fall of AIG, which was a major contributing factor to the credit crisis. Further, Spitzer's hatred of Greenberg was founded in Greenberg's Republican politics. Add this to the other tricks the Democrats were playing in the markets in late August and early September of 2008 and you have a true scandal.

But you don't hear Matt Taibbi tell us this in his March 2009 Rolling Stone article. Instead, we are treated to the spin from the post-Greenberg Democrat crew that took over AIG:

Well, from what I understand, Greenberg didn’t really understand these instruments at all. And that’s one of the big problems, is that nobody understood them. The only people who understood these CDSs and these derivative instruments was the people who were actually writing these contracts. And this is a tiny, tiny unit. Again, it’s 377 people within a company of over 150,000 employees.

And basically, they were making so much money that AIG senior management said, “Oh, you know, great! As long as you tell us everything’s fine, we’re cool with that.” And they never really did any aggressive accounting of AIGFP, and they never really questioned any of the math that Joe Cassano was sending upstairs.

Hank Greenberg should write a book when this is over.

The Democrats are wrecking this country.

27 posted on 07/15/2012 4:24:18 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: musicman

bfl


28 posted on 07/15/2012 4:42:26 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Kennard

>The Democrats are wrecking this country.<

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The GOP is just as guilty for not standing up to the RATs. I haven’t even heard a half-assed protest from them.


29 posted on 07/15/2012 4:42:37 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: justiceseeker93

Off with his head!

Letting him make a fool of himself is fine for the time being, but he belongs in prison.


30 posted on 07/15/2012 4:43:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: bert; All
T[h]e capital crime was conspiracy to take over the American economy.

I don't deny that the 'Rats had a coordinated effort to deliberately undermine and then intrude into the American economy during that GWB era. Bush 43 was sabotaged by his foolish appointments of Democrats Hank Paulson and Ben Bernanke, who stabbed his Administration in the back and gave the Democrats a convenient whipping boy to run against in 2008.

Even if we assume that Spitzer's vendetta against AIG and Greenberg was part of that, though, it would be a serious felony but not a capital offense. A state capital offense would have to, at a minimum, be connected to a dead body. Federal capital offenses might additionally include egregious cases of treason or espionage. This is none of the above.

31 posted on 07/15/2012 5:04:40 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
A state capital offense would have to, at a minimum, be connected to a dead body.

Still, off with his head!

32 posted on 07/15/2012 5:35:26 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin; easternsky
Gary Hartpence He's one of those weird democrat vanity purveyors so common since the 60's that feel it's necessary to alter or change their true name. His real name is indeed Hartpence.
33 posted on 07/15/2012 5:39:54 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: LachlanMinnesota
The single biggest change in our society is the loss of a sense of shame.

No conscience, no shame. No moral standards, no conscience.

34 posted on 07/15/2012 6:05:01 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: The Antiyuppie
"What ever happened to the good old days when disgraced people just disappeared from view?"

Like rats they bred and became a crowd in our cities.

35 posted on 07/15/2012 6:46:07 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: atc23

I didn’t know that . Seems kinda futile . Should’ve changed it to Gary Scuzball.


36 posted on 07/15/2012 8:04:56 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: atc23

I didn’t know that . Seems kinda futile . Should’ve changed it to Gary Scuzball.


37 posted on 07/15/2012 8:05:11 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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