How did Dodd beat his ethics violation?

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When he fails the simplest test….
“….violated Senate rules against knowingly accepting gifts. The rule has an exception for loans that are provided on terms generally available to the public.” NOTE –“GENERALLY AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC”
So who were some of “Angelo’s Friends” for “special treatment”:
Senator Kent Conrad – Chairman of the Budget Committee and a member of the Finance Committee
Senator Christopher Dodd – Member of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Senator John Edwards – Member of the Judiciary Committee
Alphonso Jackson – Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
James Johnson – Fannie Mae CEO
Clinton Jones III – counsel to House Financial Services
Franklin D. Raines – Fannie Mae CEO
Barbara Albrecht – Director Legislative Affairs for the Mortgage Bankers Association
Martha Belcher – counsel for Fannie Mae
Charles Campion – lobbyist for Fannie Mae
Patty Johnson – CEO Rebuild Together
Robert Sanborn – VP Fannie Mae
Robert O’Toole – VP Mortgage Brokers Association
John Potter – Postmaster General
and many more …

That doesn’t sound quite like “generally available to the public”
Sounds more like a specialized, designed list of public officials.

Friends of Angelo:
Countrywide’s Systematic
and Successful Effort to Buy
Influence and Block Reform
Staff Report
U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Darrell Issa, Ranking Member
March 19, 2009
http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:XCv9VlTRUqMJ:republicans.oversight.house.gov/media/pdfs/20090319FriendsofAngelo.pdf+countrywide+vip+loan+program&cd=10&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

1 Comment
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    INSOMNIAC
    May 3, 2011 at 7:10 am

    He hasn’t yet his violations are still under investigation along with some of the other people and corporations you listed.~~

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