DOJ Investigations: The Role Of Banks In The 2008 Financial Crisis

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. - AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.

AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

DOJ Investigations: The Role Of Banks In The 2008 Financial Crisis

The Justice Department is pushing to wrap up its investigations into possible criminal activity in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. We discuss why some say the probes have been politically motivated and others believe senior bank executives should be going to jail.

The Obama administration and federal regulators are taking steps for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis to ease mortgage lending standards. The move reflects concerns that credit rules instituted in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis are stifling growth in the housing market and the overall economy, but the debate over who got government bail-outs and who didn’t in the aftermath of the crisis is not over. Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, reiterated earlier this week why big banks needed to be saved. Many believe these same banks have largely been let off the hook. Please join us to discuss the ongoing efforts to hold Wall Street accountable.

Guests

Devlin Barrett

reporter covering security and law enforcement for The Wall Street Journal.

Jessica Silver-Greenberg

reporter, The New York Times.

Andrew Sandler

chairman and executive partner, Buckley Sandler
ceo, Treliant Risk Advisors

Michael Greenberger

founder and director, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security and professor, University of Maryland Carey School of Law.

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Attorney General Eric Holder said "no company or individual is "too big to jail" in this video recorded last week for the Department of Justice.
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