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Essay: BCCI, Justice Delayed (1991, Mueller mention)
The New York Times ^ | July 25, 1991 | William Safire

Posted on 01/28/2018 6:50:46 PM PST by Triple

The Underworld Bank scandal is oozing out all over.

Conceived in Karachi, financed in Abu Dhabi, the conspiracy reached into the world's Western capitals and perhaps the U.N. under the protection of high-paid lobbyists and naive spooks. The B.C.C.I. scandal involves the laundering of drug money, the illicit financing of terrorism and of arms to Iraq, the easy purchase of respectability and the corruption of the world banking system.

For more than a decade, the biggest banking swindle in history worked beautifully. Between $5 billion and $15 billion was bilked from governments and individual depositors to be put to the most evil of purposes -- while lawmen and regulators slept.

Now the fight among investigators is coming out into the open. Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, who gave impetus to long-contained probes, told a Senate subcommittee headed by Senator John Kerry that he is getting no cooperation from the Thornburgh Justice Department.

Justice's Criminal Division chief, Robert Mueller, tells me he will have a hatchet-burying session with the independent-minded D.A. next week, and vehemently denies having told British intelligence to stop cooperating with the Manhattan grand jury.

And what about the revelation last week by the New York Times reporter Jeff Gerth that the C.I.A. was using B.C.C.I. for payoffs abroad, which may have been used by the swindlers as a cover? "At no time have we received a request from the intelligence community," insists Mr. Mueller, "to alter or suspend or in any way change the course of our investigation."

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 1991; bcci; cia; corruption; fbi; gerth; jeffgerth; mi6; moneylaundering; morgenthau; mueller; q; robertmorgenthau; robertmueller; slowwalking; stalling; swamp
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Mueller is dirty from way back, IMO. Who did mueller help here?
1 posted on 01/28/2018 6:50:47 PM PST by Triple
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To: Triple; Travis McGee

Found it. I believe this is the case that got mueller into the big game. Or showed he was already there and willing to play.


2 posted on 01/28/2018 6:53:09 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Triple

Great find.


3 posted on 01/28/2018 6:56:00 PM PST by dirtboy
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Friend of mine.....is a veterinarian. Lost over $250k in that BCCI meltdown.

He lived in the ME back then...and worked for many sheiks and powerful people.

That was many, many years ago....

4 posted on 01/28/2018 6:57:48 PM PST by Osage Orange (Watch your six.)
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To: dirtboy
we'll never get to the bottom of any of this...the banksters have been stealing for decades...its a system for them...which is why Trump scares the crap out of them because he AIN'T ONE OF THEM...

I would still like to know what the Tarp was all about....no one ever tracked that one down...

5 posted on 01/28/2018 7:03:35 PM PST by cherry
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To: Triple

BCCI BKMRK
Mueller dirt


6 posted on 01/28/2018 7:07:03 PM PST by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: Triple
They gave Jimmie Carter's group lots and lots of money.

James Baker and the Bush's also made money from this mess.

The Saudi's financed the Muslim Bomb, Pakistan, through this outfit.

7 posted on 01/28/2018 7:15:46 PM PST by blam
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To: Triple

So Mueller was already compromised way back then. And Jimmy Carter before that even before the Clintons became the gangsters in the White House.


8 posted on 01/28/2018 7:15:59 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Triple; dirtboy; Alamo-Girl

Lots of BCCI info at www.Alamo-Girl.com.

bcci site:alamo-girl.com


9 posted on 01/28/2018 7:28:59 PM PST by Bodleian_Girl
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To: Triple

Clark Clifford, Robert Altman, Kissinger Associates, etc.


10 posted on 01/28/2018 7:55:24 PM PST by Fedora
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Great find.

Xxxxxxxxxxxx

Agree.

As joe degenova says: “dirty cop”

Hope trump is circumspect on his meeting with muellie


11 posted on 01/28/2018 7:56:56 PM PST by thinden
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Mueller’s history of corruption had bugged me.


12 posted on 01/29/2018 3:49:11 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Triple

Is this the one that John McCain was involved in?


13 posted on 01/29/2018 4:12:50 AM PST by ballplayer
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Don’t know of his involvement here, McCain was notably involved in a savings and loan scandal, as I recall.


14 posted on 01/29/2018 4:42:09 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Triple; ransomnote

Ping


15 posted on 01/29/2018 5:00:20 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Triple; ransomnote

Ping


16 posted on 01/29/2018 5:00:37 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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They just pay fines as a cost of doing business. HSBC and USB were just fined for derivatives price fixing. Too Big To Jail.


17 posted on 01/29/2018 5:13:22 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: blam

Jimmy Carter used a BCCI plane to fly about the world. And his buddy, the former Mayor of Atlanta (name escapes me) was up to his ears in BCCI scandal in Central America, as was banker Altman (Linda Carter’s husband). As for the CIA using BCCI: The CIA used BCCI, a bank founded by a Pakistani, because it was the only international bank with branches in northern Pakistan where the CIA was operating during the Russo-Afghan war.


18 posted on 01/29/2018 5:36:44 AM PST by Bookshelf
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"...And his buddy, the former Mayor of Atlanta (name escapes me)... "

Andrew Young?

19 posted on 01/29/2018 5:46:52 AM PST by blam
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To: Bodleian_Girl

http://alamo-girl.com/0336.htm

Wow - what a treasure trove of BCCI corruption and connections.

Alamo girl rocks!


20 posted on 01/29/2018 5:47:16 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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