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Barney Frank Helps Ex-Lover Get Fannie Mae Job Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, May 26, 2011, 04:36 PM

Admit Barney.bmpRep. Barney Frank (D.-Ma.) claims there was no conflict of interest when he helped his former gay lover secure a job with Fannie Mae 20 years ago while he served on the committee charged with overseeing the lending giant.

On Wednesday, Frank told the Boston Herald that, “it is a common thing in Washington for members of Congress to have spouses work for the federal government.”

Fox News reports that, “Frank explained to the news paper that he helped his ex-companion, Herb Moses, get a job at Fannie Mae in 1991 when one of its executives approached him about Moses, who had graduated with a master’s degree in business administration from Dartmouth College and had applied for a job at the mortgage company.”

At the time, Frank was a junior member of the House Financial Services Committee. Apparently, he told the executive that he believed Moses would be “great” for the “entry-level position.”

According to Fox News, “when asked if he should have revealed his efforts to help Moses, Frank told the newspaper, ‘it was widely known. It was out there in the public. It’s nonsense.’ But Republicans have a different view.”

Tory Mazzola, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, said, “just when you think you’ve heard the worst, Democrats in Massachusetts take shameless politics to a new low. The fact that Barney Frank didn’t this as a conflict of interest is alarming by itself, but it’s also deceitful that it really shows voters that he’s not looking out for them in Washington.”

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written by furrpiece , May 27, 2011

Using his power as a senior Congressman on the House committee overseeing Fannie Mae to get his live-in "partner" a high-paying job in that agency is worse than a conflict of interest. He benefited personally from this conflict!

Frank should have been taken to the House Ethics Committee and punished. (Of course, Democrats don't have a sterling record for punishing their own.)

Frank is a disgraceful human being, and a sorry excuse for a public official.

written by Ken Dickson , May 27, 2011

If he had been a Republican, he would have been in federal prison! "What is good for the goose is good for the gander"! Franks needs to face ethics charges, but that won't happen in the present administration!

written by G S , May 27, 2011

Barny Frank is an example of what is wrong with this country. Much of the housing bubble can be directly connected to Frank. However, this story doesn't even rise to the level of being interesting.

written by D. C. Irving , May 28, 2011

Come on, folks, what else do you really expect of Barney Frank? Her's got nothing but his constituents undying loyalty regardless of the numerous peccadilloes of a
very faulted, immoral man.

Now that some of the school districts want to teach the history of homosexuals and their contributions, they should start with Uncle Barney, a role model for whom?

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