Jamie Dimon Huddles in Private with Biden Bigwigs as his Bank Faces More Crime Charges – Pam Martens and Russ Martens 4/1/24

Source: WallStreetOnParade.com

Remember that time in 2016 when Attorney General Loretta Lynch decided she would take a private meeting with Bill Clinton on her plane as it was parked on the tarmac in Phoenix – while his wife, Hillary Clinton, was under federal investigation for using an unsafe private email server at her New York home to receive classified government emails when she was Secretary of State?

What President Biden’s Vice President, Kamala Harris, and his Chief of Staff, Jeff Zients, did in mid-March was equally scandalous. Harris had a “one-on-one lunch at the White House” with Jamie Dimon, the Chairman and CEO of the most crime-riddled bank in the United States, JPMorgan Chase. Zients also separately met with Dimon. That reporting comes courtesy of reporters Joshua Franklin and James Politi of the Financial Times (paywall). It has not been disputed by the Biden administration.

Dimon’s private meetings in Washington come as the bank (that has already admitted to a string of five criminal felony charges) is currently facing a serious investigation for “billions” of improperly conducted trades by its federally-insured bank. Two of its federal regulators, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve, settled those charges in March for a combined $348 million. Both regulators provided extremely sketchy details as to the precise nature of the trading misconduct. JPMorgan Chase revealed in an SEC filing in February that it remains under investigation in the same matter by a third regulator “but there is no assurance that such discussions will result in a resolution,” the bank wrote in the filing.

It would certainly not be the first time that Dimon attempted to throw his weight around in Washington to get his bank out of trouble. During Congressional hearings in 2012, when Dimon was called to testify about his bank allowing its traders to use deposits from its federally-insured bank to gamble in derivatives in London and lose what eventually tallied up to $6.2 billion (the infamous “London Whale” scandal), Dimon had the temerity to wear presidential cuff links to show off a gift from the White House.

Then there was Dimon’s meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder during the Obama administration when JPMorgan Chase was being investigated for widespread mortgage fraud. For what the bank got away with in that matter, see Matt Taibbi’s report revealing that the Justice Department sandbagged their key witness, a former lawyer/ whistleblower inside JPMorgan Chase, who called it “the biggest financial cover-up in history.”

According to the recent Financial Times report, Vice President Harris did not list the luncheon on her official daily calendar, suggesting she knew it was inappropriate. The FT reporters also reveal the following:…

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