Mitt Romney London fundraiser to be hosted by Barclay CEO who was fined $453 million for manipulating interest rates


Via Sodahead

First off, it's important to point out that Willard Romney's going to "Old Europe"! Oh noes! What a socialist! But he's not one to limit himself to simply attending the London Summer Olympics, nosireebob!

Bill Moyers has the scoop:

[W]hile in London, Romney will find time to attend — you guessed it — a private fundraising dinner. According to The Telegraph, “The price of invitations dwarfs the amounts paid for such fundraisers in British politics. Each guest must pay between $25,000 (£17,000) and $75,000 (£50,000) for a seat at the dinner, which will be hosted by Bob Diamond, the chief executive of Barclays.”

Bob Diamond? Why is that name familiar? Oh right, it was announced this week that Barclays would pay American and British authorities $453 million in fines as a settlement over allegations that the financial giant manipulated international interest rates, causing millions of borrowers to pay the wrong amount on their loans.

As Rick Perry would say, "Oops." The Department of Justice is investigating Barclays, which could lead to criminal charges, which means... ? Willard's pallin' around with crooks.

Crooks who host $75,000-a-plate dinners for lying, two-faced, Etch A Sketchy presidential candidates.

Did I mention he's raising money from overseas donors?

H/t: @knoxkp

  • Kevin Schmidt

     So that's why both the Republican and Democratic pResidents continue to hire banksters and fraudsters from Wall Street as their financial advisers!

  • Kevin Schmidt

     You steal billions, you get a trillion dollar bailout from the bipartisan Democratic-Republican fascists, who represent only their Gilded Fascist Elite Bilderberg masters.

  • Kevin Schmidt

    Obama would never do something like that!
    Oops! Yes he would, and worse. 

    Obama has Goldman Sachs and Wall Street bankster employees on the White House payroll. As we all know, Goldman ripped off trillions of dollars from pension funds and countries all over the planet. They are the main reason Greece is suffering a depression, and part of the reason we have a global recession with tens of millions of people slipping into poverty and homelessness.

    Attorney General Holder was recently held in contempt in the House, but for the wrong reasons. He still has yet to prosecute any of the banksters who committed the greatest theft of wealth in history.

    Definition of Madness:
    Continuing to vote out of fear for the lesser of two evil fascist political parties every two years, while expecting different results.

  • Wow. If Obama did this, the howls of outrage would reach the moon. 

  • Although it is a person from another nation, it happens too often in this nation.
    You steal a car you go to prison.
    You steal millions you pay a fine.

  • Well -- I can't wait to hear the rightwingnut noisemakers criticize Mittch-A-Sketch as an out-of-touch elitist, like they do President Obama . . .

  • HarborGuy

    I would just have to say that SLIME usually likes to hang with other SLIME.

  • And we are supposed to be surprised by ANYTHING this smarm ball does anymore???????

  • Anon

    heh, for those who arent aware of wall st goings-on, Barclays is the bank that ended up with Lehman' s assets.

    ~someone who is aware of goings-on