And yet, despite these pyrrhic victories, the most likely recourse by Wells, who as Judge Elliott noted “operates from a position of superiority provided by its enormous wealth” will be to spend some more of that wealth to make sure the US judicial system works as expected: on behalf of the richest and most criminal. Moments ago Reuters reported a far more expected and traditional outcome of this corrupt day and age: “A U.S. judge on Monday rejected allegations by the New York state attorney general that Wells Fargo was not complying with the $25 billion mortgage settlement that federal and state authorities reached with five banks in 2012.”
U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer described Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s allegations as “so insubstantial” that the state failed to alleged a breach of the agreement.
In 2013, Schneiderman accused Wells Fargo of failing to comply with several mortgage servicing standards as prescribed by the earlier settlement.
And here is the absolutely epic punchline: DC District “Judge” Rosemary Collyer…
… was recently appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States to a seven year term on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which expires in 2020. As a reminder, the Court is the one that, in absolute isolation with zero checks and balances, “oversees” the surveillance activities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Said otherwise, she is one of the 11 judges in charge of making sure that the NSA spies only on foreigners, not on US citizens, something which the Snowden revelations have shown, is patently false.
In other words, the same US “judge” who decides that perpetuating the US crony capitalist system in which a bank caught forging documents is for, reasons unknown, allowed to get away with everything without as much as a wrist slap, is the same judge who makes sure that the NSA can continue spying on US citizens without fear of any reprisals or being caught in breach of any number of surveillance laws and constitutional amendments (read more in “How a Court Secretly Evolved, Extending U.S. Spies’ Reach.“)