Elizabeth Warren giving face time to financial industry CEOs, lobbyists


Elizabeth Warren is not only a great communicator and very charismatic, she's scary smart.

Case in point, cutting the financial industry big shots (and the Party of No) off at their corporate knees by taking a generous moment or eleventy-two to hold some pow-wows. Now at least they can't whine and cry about her not giving them the time of day:

(Reuters) - Elizabeth Warren has been on what looks like a diplomatic mission, meeting with some of the biggest names in the financial industry since becoming President Barack Obama's chief adviser on consumer issues in late September.

On Wednesday Warren's office released a copy of her calendar that shows her shuttling between media appearances, meetings with bank CEOs and get-togethers with lawmakers as she attempts to set up and sell the public on the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, scheduled to launch in July. [...]

Warren's calendar, however, shows top executives have not had trouble getting time with her to make their case.

Those who she will meet with, has met with, or has talked to include:

  • JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive
  • Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive
  • US Bancorp Chief Executive
  • American Express Co Chief Executive

And lobbying groups, such as:

  • The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
  • The Financial Services Roundtable
  • American Bankers Association

They're no match, no matter what they might think.

UPDATE: Crooks and Liars has some good news. Please read the whole thing. Here is an excerpt:

Elizabeth Warren was the first senior Obama administration official to recognize the potentially incendiary impact of a bill that would have made it significantly easier for mortgage companies to foreclose on homes, and her subsequent warnings played a crucial role in persuading the President to veto the measure, according to freshly released documents and people familiar with the deliberations.

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