Skip to comments.CNBC HOST MAKES MINCEMEAT OUT OF ELIOT SPITZER
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 CNBCs 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 Greenbergs 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 cant say fraudulent because theres no indictment. You cant 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 couldnt appear any more pathetic and yesterdays 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 Spitzers train wreck of an interview was further evidence of Spitzers personal animus toward Greenberg and that Client 9 owes him a long overdue apology.
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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.
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?
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
The single biggest change in our society is the loss of a sense of shame.
Wiener is contemplating a run for NYC Mayor. How’s zat for brazenness?
He doesn’t and in a way they do. It’s called Current TV.
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.
...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.
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.
Wonderful!....and I hope he pursues that sorry ass to the grave.
Spitzer destroyed himself.
That would be Gary Hart.
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
Whatta maroon. I guess he thought they were on his side, and wouldn't go after him. WRONG!
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
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.
Beat me to it!
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!!!!
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.
Don't they know he was the Governor of NY when he was disgraced? How soon they forget.
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 didnt really understand these instruments at all. And thats 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, its 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 everythings fine, were 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.
>The Democrats are wrecking this country.<
The GOP is just as guilty for not standing up to the RATs. I haven’t even heard a half-assed protest from them.
Off with his head!
Letting him make a fool of himself is fine for the time being, but he belongs in prison.
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.
Still, off with his head!
No conscience, no shame. No moral standards, no conscience.
Like rats they bred and became a crowd in our cities.
I didn’t know that . Seems kinda futile . Should’ve changed it to Gary Scuzball.
I didn’t know that . Seems kinda futile . Should’ve changed it to Gary Scuzball.