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Feds Launch Criminal Investigation Into BP

PORT FOURCHON, La. — Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that federal authorities have opened criminal and civil investigations into the nation's worst oil spill, and BP lost billions in market value when shares dropped in the first trading day since the company failed yet again to plug the gusher.

Investors presumably realized the best chance to stop the leak was months away and there was no end in sight to the cleanup. As BP settled in for the long-term, Holder announced the criminal probe, though he would not specify the companies or individuals that might be targeted.

"We will closely examine the actions of those involved in the spill. If we find evidence of illegal behavior, we will be extremely forceful in our response," Holder said in New Orleans...

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It's whitewash a whitewash

Just another whitewash it's time you wake why don't you wake and fall for another whitewash!

Al Capone will

investigate tax fraud/criminality by the Capone mafia and swears to do everything in their power to prosecute the people involved.

Breaking News ******Capone Mafia Found Guilty*****

A Capone Judge fined Capone with a whooping 500 dollars.

Fox investigates henhouse...

Finds nothing but feathers. Swears he will go after the culprits.

What a crock

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we'll be eating it from BP - we the taxpayers/slaves

There is no question in my mind that this crisis is going to become so bad that it swoons the public into allowing the feds to regulate oil consumption for the sake of the environment - e.g. cap&trade... funding by the masses/slaves to support forty million GE windmills that still won't power our cars... we have a criminal syndicate in DC. Those with money and power will always buy or bribe their way out of problems. Obama is an obvious puppet and a horrid actor who isn't even believable any longer to most liberals who swooned over him.

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Peace, Freedom and Prosperity. Not War, Welfare and Bankruptcy.

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Obomba = "the Green Prez"

How else to push his admin's agenda? How else would the 1st black president become the 1st green president? What better way to push "Change" & "Go Green" than to create an OIL catastrophe?? After all, the Less dependant on fossil fuels we are, the better off his administration's / Neo-Con's plan... err the earth. Disguise it by pretending concern for the planet, when we all know they couldn't give a sh!t.

The thing is --- this oil spill is so covered in bureaucratic / gov't. tape that even news crews aren't allowed air space over the spill (last i read). It shouldn't be. EVERY SINGLE QUALIFIED PERSON(s) should be able to stop this. They're not being given a chance though. (Unless they're a big brother gov't corp.)

Obama = O.ne B.ig A.ss M.istake A.merica

oooooh

i liked how you said....err....wrote.....sh!t.

that was good. i'm gunna use that since we're all Fing brady bunch n' sh!t round here.

My Prediction:

The Feds will try their best to get the public to hate oil companies and their product so in order to do they're going to reveal something really sinister to try to convince the masses that we need to get off oil and must have a Cap and Trade system to do so.

They know that people aren't falling for the bogus fossil fuels causing global warming scam so they figure they'll get people to hate oil companies and offer the Cap and Trade scam as the solution.

They're getting desperate to pass that huge money-making scam into law and thankfully I still believe that they won't succeed. They'll keep trying, but they won't succeed.

We're in trouble folks...

William Reilly is involved with Holdren and there is a guy from the Carlyle Group (HW Bush)....and the stuff in this bi-partisan energy policy publication is cap and trade.

http://www.bipartisanpolicy.org/sites/default/files/Allocati...

http://www.fusionfx.net/index.php/2010/05/14/crime-inc-carbo...

Reilly is on the board of Dupont also...and they support cap & trade:
http://money.cnn.com/video/fortune/2009/11/10/f_CS_dupont_ca...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlyle_Group
Carlyle Group...Bush, Bin Laden, mortgage backed securities, etc.

Nope Carlyle group

is Diane Feistein's husband,Dem all the way!

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Bush...and his cronies...including George Soros.

Bush/Carlyle per the NY Times.
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/companies/carlyl...

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Carlyle_Group

notice the reference to the miltary industrial complex

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Military-industri...

http://www.judicialwatch.org/1685.shtml

http://www.judicialwatch.org/judicial-watch-v-u-s-department...

Didn't you see Farenheit 911? I'm not a fan of Michael Moore, but he didn't lie about the Bush/bin Laden- Carlyle connection.

What you just said is false. Maybe her husband is involved too, that I haven't looked in to, but I know Bush is/was involved in the Carlyle Group. I can tie them to Palin through Carlucci if you'd like to see that link too.
p.s. Pick your battles well....you won't win in one with me.

We should declare a

We should declare a moratorium on government investigating anyone's criminal activities until they start investigating their own.

I am out of touch with most Americans precisely because I am not out of touch with reality.

Amen

. Except, they can't investigate their own. Where did the idea of government investigations come from to begin with? That isn't their place.

Call me a pessimist

but I'm pretty sure even after the worst man-made disaster on record, they probably won't be given more than a $100,000 fine or something piddly. I really have lost all faith in the fed gov.

Corporatist Fed Gov't investigating Corporatist Conglomerate

.......sounds like a WWF cage match.

And just like the WWF it's all for show.

Obama would be a kind of "Rock" slash "Erkel" wrestling character.

White Wash Or Real Investigation..THAT IS THE QUESTION !!

"I'M THE PRESIDENT, AND THE BUCK (FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE) STOPS WITH ME."

LET'S GET CHENEY AND HALLIBURTON INVESTIGATED TOO !!

RON PAUL IS MY PRESIDENT

RON PAUL IN 2012

RAND PAUL IN 2010

PETER SCHIFF IN 2010

ADAM KOKESH IN 2010

JOHN DENNIS IN 2010

CHUCK DEVORE IN 2010

HELP IS ON THE WAY !!

LOL...

William Reilly was over the EPA during Bush 1.

Although they don't want that info on his wiki entry, they changed the info on his page recently and removed HW Bush's name. I know it was there, because that was the first place that I saw it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_K._Reilly

It is here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Administrator_of_the_Environmen...

And he's on the board of Conoco Phillips....I'd say that is a conflict of interest but it doesn't matter because this has cover-up written all over it. I think it is all about cap and trade.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/14/obama-echoes-george...
Oh boy...it gets deeper...he was over the EPA when Exxon Valez happened. From what I've read they got off easy.

Will the investigations include

Our gov't failure to inspect the rigs correctly per it's own strict regulations, or how it moved so slowly to respond to the spill? I think not.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

Anybody care to investigate this . . .

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These pages are dedicated to the 82 men, women and children
killed by federal agents outside of Waco, Texas in 1993.
http://carolmoore.net/waco/

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Debbie's picture

Exactly! Lest we forget: Eric Holder was Deputy Attorney

General at this time!!

Debbie

Prediction:

Two slaps on the wrist.

I agree

That's exactly why I'm considering purchasing some BP shares now.

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

reedr3v's picture

But wouldn't that be buying into evil?

Not that BP is any worse than, say, Halliburton, and no worse for sure than the US government which sells bonds, but is there no way you see to hope for profits without rewarding any of the above?

This investigation,

like all I have followed my entire life, with the possible exception of the investigation of the Challenger explosion, is no doubt also intended to be "doing something" political show while at the same time ensuring cover and minimum punishment for the most powerful parties to which the greatest blame in fact accrues.

On a related note:

The latest development I saw in the big "Investigation" of Goldman-Sachs is they are talking about settling out of court. How predictable. Couldn't have all been planned out in advance, could it?

Criminals announce they will investigate themselves. In other news, warm fuzzy index skyrockets.

"You are a den of vipers and thieves."

I mean to rout you out!

-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

JUST STOP THE DAMN OIL ALREADY...

THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING !!!!!

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

Debbie's picture

No duh!! Great point! What a distraction an

"investigation" is at this point, and why do I not trust Eric Holder who was Janet Reno's deputy during Waco, to conduct an honest investigation of anything??

Debbie

William K. Reilly appointed to the commission?

This guy came up in research I was doing on the TXU (Goldman Sachs) utility buyout. Something stinks on this commission.

http://people.forbes.com/profile/william-k-reilly/22592

http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/board/index.html#reilly

http://alexconstantine.blogspot.com/2006/11/lexington-comair...

He's on the Climateworks foundation, connected to the Joyce Foundation. I heard Glenn Beck was on this topic. Will he connect this dot? I doubt it!

http://nicholas.duke.edu/institute/bio-reilly.html

http://www.muckety.com/William-K-Reilly/4690.muckety

http://www.muckety.com/ClimateWorks-Foundation/5074980.muckety

http://www.examiner.com/x-14143-Orange-County-Conservative-E...

Interesting comment after this article, don't know if it is true.
http://www.thereporteronline.com/articles/2010/05/22/busines...

meekandmild's picture

Isn't the rig in International waters?

If so, how does the US government decide criminal procedures? It should all fall on civil procedures.