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12 Days Before ’08 Crash, Congress was Secretly Told to Sell Off Their Stocks

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Earlier this month, it was reported that less than two weeks before the economic collapse of 2008, several members of Congress took their money out of the stock market. Many high ranking government employees were given a heads-up about the impending market crash in secret meetings with the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department. Then they used that information to engage in insider trading.

It was revealed that Senator Shelley Capito and her husband sold $350,000 worth of Citigroup stock at $83 per share, just one day before the stock dropped to $64 per share. Another shady trader was Congressman Jim Moran, who had his biggest trading day of the year days after the secret meeting, sellings stock in nearly 100 different companies.

These actions would be illegal for any American in any other circumstance, but members of Congress and high-ranking government officials are actually exempt from insider trading laws.

Years later, a 60 minutes investigation aired on television which highlighted the government’s deep history of insider trading. The investigation sparked outrage, prompting Congress to pass “the STOCK Act” which was said to hold members of the government to the same standards as any American when it came to insider trading.

However, Congress watered down the bill and changed key elements that would hold them accountable, allowing them to return to business as usual, and escape any consequences for their prior crimes.

In an interview during the 60 minutes investigation, Peter Schweizer of the Hoover Institute told Steve Kroft that “It’s really the way the rules have been defined. And the people who make the rules are the political class in Washington and they’ve conveniently written them in such a way that they don’t apply to themselves.”

“These meetings were so sensitive– that they would actually confiscate cell phones and Blackberries going into those meetings. What we know is that those meetings were held one day and literally the next day Congressman Bachus would engage in buying stock options based on apocalyptic briefings he had the day before from the Fed chairman and treasury secretary. I mean, talk about a stock tip,” he added.

Since it was passed, the STOCK Act has been more or less worthless. Whenever a politician is accused of anything, they are defended by other politicians and the investigation is immediately stonewalled. For example, a former staffer for the House Ways and Means Committee, Brian Stutter was guilty of insider trading. However, he avoided charges because House Speaker John Boehner refused to hand over the evidence, and claimed that Sutter had legal immunity.

It seems that America operates on two different sets of laws – one set for those who claim to rule us, and another for everyone else.


John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter-culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work, he organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.

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  • Jail them

  • Jail them

  • Jail them

  • Like I know Martha Stewart got fried for what is common in the industry smh

  • Like I know Martha Stewart got fried for what is common in the industry smh

  • Like I know Martha Stewart got fried for what is common in the industry smh

  • I thought we ALL saw it coming many days ahead?

  • I thought we ALL saw it coming many days ahead?

  • I thought we ALL saw it coming many days ahead?

  • Traitors!

  • Traitors!

  • Traitors!

  • disgsuting

  • disgsuting

  • disgsuting

  • …and the names of the Congressman and women are… Congress passes laws to protect the federal government from “We The People” They allow states to violate and, good luck trying to get them into court.

  • …and the names of the Congressman and women are… Congress passes laws to protect the federal government from “We The People” They allow states to violate and, good luck trying to get them into court.

  • …and the names of the Congressman and women are… Congress passes laws to protect the federal government from “We The People” They allow states to violate and, good luck trying to get them into court.

  • But when Martha Stewart gets an inside stock market tip, she goes to jail…

    • such individualism is frowned upon , lol

    • We all do… except for Congress

    • I always wondered why she actually did time over that.

    • Congress is immorally but, legally exempt from insider trading.

  • But when Martha Stewart gets an inside stock market tip, she goes to jail…

    • such individualism is frowned upon , lol

    • We all do… except for Congress

    • I always wondered why she actually did time over that.

    • Congress is immorally but, legally exempt from insider trading.

  • But when Martha Stewart gets an inside stock market tip, she goes to jail…

    • such individualism is frowned upon , lol

    • We all do… except for Congress

    • I always wondered why she actually did time over that.

    • Congress is immorally but, legally exempt from insider trading.

  • Of course they were….

  • Of course they were….

  • Of course they were….

  • shared

  • shared

  • shared

  • With a corrupt Judicial branch, how will the people ever expect justice from the criminal actions of the public corruption that dominates our government.

    I’m here from Indiana, the information I bring to you is of allegations of Treason and Misprison of treason by the BAR Association through their judges and Attorneys, for warring against the U.S. Constitution via the 5th Amendment. The explanation is available in the petition in the first link. This information can be used to place these corrupt public officials under citizens arrest.

    In this moment in time the government is attempting to yet again rewrite the history and laws of the lands. The same officials that ALL have sworn an oath of office to defend and uphold the U.S. Constitution, are attempting to degrade it through misinformation to “The People”. It’s time for the U.S. people to stand up and defend the U.S. Constitution because those that have sworn the oath to do so refuse to uphold their oath of offices. #AreYouMadYet

    Associate Justice Brandeis (Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438)
    We must subject government officials to the same rules of conduct that we expect of the citizen. The very existence of the government is imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. As Brandeis puts it, “if the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means—to declare that the government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal—would bring terrible retribution. Against that pernicious doctrine this court should resolutely set its face.”

    Please read and sign the petition:
    https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-united-states-u-s-senate-u-s-house-of-representatives-indiana-governor-indiana-state-house-indiana-state-senate-u-s-citizens-defending-the-u-s-from-the-corrupt-governing-body?recruiter=8543467&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

    Do you have elected representatives, or do you have taxation without representation?

    Watch this, and decide for yourself.
    https://videopress.com/v/SXArwl4D

    A Class on the U.S. Constitution (which will show you when and how officials of the Justice System and the Politicians are violating their oath of office and the U.S. Constitution; this is these officials committing perjury and treason against the UNITED STATES):
    https://youtu.be/wp-48d_jSb4

  • With a corrupt Judicial branch, how will the people ever expect justice from the criminal actions of the public corruption that dominates our government.

    I’m here from Indiana, the information I bring to you is of allegations of Treason and Misprison of treason by the BAR Association through their judges and Attorneys, for warring against the U.S. Constitution via the 5th Amendment. The explanation is available in the petition in the first link. This information can be used to place these corrupt public officials under citizens arrest.

    In this moment in time the government is attempting to yet again rewrite the history and laws of the lands. The same officials that ALL have sworn an oath of office to defend and uphold the U.S. Constitution, are attempting to degrade it through misinformation to “The People”. It’s time for the U.S. people to stand up and defend the U.S. Constitution because those that have sworn the oath to do so refuse to uphold their oath of offices. #AreYouMadYet

    Associate Justice Brandeis (Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438)
    We must subject government officials to the same rules of conduct that we expect of the citizen. The very existence of the government is imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. As Brandeis puts it, “if the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means—to declare that the government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal—would bring terrible retribution. Against that pernicious doctrine this court should resolutely set its face.”

    Please read and sign the petition:
    https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-united-states-u-s-senate-u-s-house-of-representatives-indiana-governor-indiana-state-house-indiana-state-senate-u-s-citizens-defending-the-u-s-from-the-corrupt-governing-body?recruiter=8543467&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

    Do you have elected representatives, or do you have taxation without representation?

    Watch this, and decide for yourself.
    https://videopress.com/v/SXArwl4D

    A Class on the U.S. Constitution (which will show you when and how officials of the Justice System and the Politicians are violating their oath of office and the U.S. Constitution; this is these officials committing perjury and treason against the UNITED STATES):
    https://youtu.be/wp-48d_jSb4

  • With a corrupt Judicial branch, how will the people ever expect justice from the criminal actions of the public corruption that dominates our government.

    I’m here from Indiana, the information I bring to you is of allegations of Treason and Misprison of treason by the BAR Association through their judges and Attorneys, for warring against the U.S. Constitution via the 5th Amendment. The explanation is available in the petition in the first link. This information can be used to place these corrupt public officials under citizens arrest.

    In this moment in time the government is attempting to yet again rewrite the history and laws of the lands. The same officials that ALL have sworn an oath of office to defend and uphold the U.S. Constitution, are attempting to degrade it through misinformation to “The People”. It’s time for the U.S. people to stand up and defend the U.S. Constitution because those that have sworn the oath to do so refuse to uphold their oath of offices. #AreYouMadYet

    Associate Justice Brandeis (Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438)
    We must subject government officials to the same rules of conduct that we expect of the citizen. The very existence of the government is imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. As Brandeis puts it, “if the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means—to declare that the government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal—would bring terrible retribution. Against that pernicious doctrine this court should resolutely set its face.”

    Please read and sign the petition:
    https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-united-states-u-s-senate-u-s-house-of-representatives-indiana-governor-indiana-state-house-indiana-state-senate-u-s-citizens-defending-the-u-s-from-the-corrupt-governing-body?recruiter=8543467&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

    Do you have elected representatives, or do you have taxation without representation?

    Watch this, and decide for yourself.
    https://videopress.com/v/SXArwl4D

    A Class on the U.S. Constitution (which will show you when and how officials of the Justice System and the Politicians are violating their oath of office and the U.S. Constitution; this is these officials committing perjury and treason against the UNITED STATES):
    https://youtu.be/wp-48d_jSb4

  • Reminds me of when Gov. rockerfeller bought a ton of stock in Bell Helmets just before he passed helmet laws

  • Reminds me of when Gov. rockerfeller bought a ton of stock in Bell Helmets just before he passed helmet laws

  • Reminds me of when Gov. rockerfeller bought a ton of stock in Bell Helmets just before he passed helmet laws

  • They should do Time like Martha Stewart

  • They should do Time like Martha Stewart

  • They should do Time like Martha Stewart

  • Liars and thieves!

  • Liars and thieves!

  • Liars and thieves!

  • so just like Martha stewart should they need to be put in prison I say yes they do.

    • It is legal for Congress. The law has to change first

    • it should be illegal that’s for sure

  • so just like Martha stewart should they need to be put in prison I say yes they do.

    • It is legal for Congress. The law has to change first

    • it should be illegal that’s for sure

  • so just like Martha stewart should they need to be put in prison I say yes they do.

    • It is legal for Congress. The law has to change first

    • it should be illegal that’s for sure

  • Bullshit. Anyone paying attention had already divested themselves if certain investments. I listen to public radio and for six months prior to the crash that is all they talked about in their financial segments

  • Bullshit. Anyone paying attention had already divested themselves if certain investments. I listen to public radio and for six months prior to the crash that is all they talked about in their financial segments

  • Bullshit. Anyone paying attention had already divested themselves if certain investments. I listen to public radio and for six months prior to the crash that is all they talked about in their financial segments

  • ¸What I don’t get is that this isn’t even a conspiracy, its reality. So why is it that no one ever gets impeached or go to jail?

    • Ever wonder why you and society as a whole use the word conspiracy as a negative? Look up the definition then give that some though.

    • Because they make the laws

  • ¸What I don’t get is that this isn’t even a conspiracy, its reality. So why is it that no one ever gets impeached or go to jail?

    • Ever wonder why you and society as a whole use the word conspiracy as a negative? Look up the definition then give that some though.

    • Because they make the laws

  • ¸What I don’t get is that this isn’t even a conspiracy, its reality. So why is it that no one ever gets impeached or go to jail?

    • Ever wonder why you and society as a whole use the word conspiracy as a negative? Look up the definition then give that some though.

    • Because they make the laws

  • All Aboard The Trainwreck USA?

    In today’s society, we see what too much greed and corruption brings us. Although greed and corruption occurs throughout the world, in all societies and in varied degrees, I’m not sure I can say…especially in the United States. I believe the USA has been setting the example for this greed and corruption throughout the rest of the world and is a major underlying cause for the USA’s problems in the sectors of finance, geopolitics and foreign policy today.

    Now we have currencies that were once backed by shiny, heavy, precious metals that were virtually indestructible and were no one else’s liability. But now “backed” by only the “full faith” of our government with worth-less easily destroyed paper IOUs. When in reality, it is only based on the faith of foreign governments to buy our debt (T-bills) and all of our labor and our children’s (future) labor in the way of taxes to pay the debt. Where is the security in these pieces of paper when the inflation (a stealth tax on everyone)…”fudged” and actual, eats away at whatever value they momentarily contain? Where are the assets “stored” that are attached to them in case they are ever lost, stolen or damaged? Can you say…digitally bundled-up in leveraged “derivatives”? How safe is that? Not very!

    From my point of view…the USA (read that, taxpayers) seems to provide “a gravy train” for some sectors of the economy. It’s very similar to a “real steam engine with passenger cars” except they don’t have to pay to have there “metaphorical cargo” moved by these governments. Honestly, governments in a sense, pay those very same sectors of the economy to move there cargo for them…but pulling those additional cars (sectors) is an added burden. They don’t have an engine(s) big enough to pull the weight of the freight they are carrying and so they stall out, so to speak. I believe this or something similar to the following sequence is how the order of “train cars” might be attached to each other. From “big government” to “big corporate business”, then the “to big to fail-to big to jail” banks, then the “special interest” lobbyists, then the “bought and paid for” mainstream media, then the “in-your-pocket” politicians, and so on and so forth. I’m not trying to insult anyone with anything I write (well, maybe a little bit), but can Americans not see what is really occurring on that current “gravy train of a potential train wreck” we call the USA?

    Dead ahead…the “Big Stall, Crack-Up Boom or Armageddon”?

    Thank you for reading,
    Ethan Wehr

  • All Aboard The Trainwreck USA?

    In today’s society, we see what too much greed and corruption brings us. Although greed and corruption occurs throughout the world, in all societies and in varied degrees, I’m not sure I can say…especially in the United States. I believe the USA has been setting the example for this greed and corruption throughout the rest of the world and is a major underlying cause for the USA’s problems in the sectors of finance, geopolitics and foreign policy today.

    Now we have currencies that were once backed by shiny, heavy, precious metals that were virtually indestructible and were no one else’s liability. But now “backed” by only the “full faith” of our government with worth-less easily destroyed paper IOUs. When in reality, it is only based on the faith of foreign governments to buy our debt (T-bills) and all of our labor and our children’s (future) labor in the way of taxes to pay the debt. Where is the security in these pieces of paper when the inflation (a stealth tax on everyone)…”fudged” and actual, eats away at whatever value they momentarily contain? Where are the assets “stored” that are attached to them in case they are ever lost, stolen or damaged? Can you say…digitally bundled-up in leveraged “derivatives”? How safe is that? Not very!

    From my point of view…the USA (read that, taxpayers) seems to provide “a gravy train” for some sectors of the economy. It’s very similar to a “real steam engine with passenger cars” except they don’t have to pay to have there “metaphorical cargo” moved by these governments. Honestly, governments in a sense, pay those very same sectors of the economy to move there cargo for them…but pulling those additional cars (sectors) is an added burden. They don’t have an engine(s) big enough to pull the weight of the freight they are carrying and so they stall out, so to speak. I believe this or something similar to the following sequence is how the order of “train cars” might be attached to each other. From “big government” to “big corporate business”, then the “to big to fail-to big to jail” banks, then the “special interest” lobbyists, then the “bought and paid for” mainstream media, then the “in-your-pocket” politicians, and so on and so forth. I’m not trying to insult anyone with anything I write (well, maybe a little bit), but can Americans not see what is really occurring on that current “gravy train of a potential train wreck” we call the USA?

    Dead ahead…the “Big Stall, Crack-Up Boom or Armageddon”?

    Thank you for reading,
    Ethan Wehr

  • All Aboard The Trainwreck USA?

    In today’s society, we see what too much greed and corruption brings us. Although greed and corruption occurs throughout the world, in all societies and in varied degrees, I’m not sure I can say…especially in the United States. I believe the USA has been setting the example for this greed and corruption throughout the rest of the world and is a major underlying cause for the USA’s problems in the sectors of finance, geopolitics and foreign policy today.

    Now we have currencies that were once backed by shiny, heavy, precious metals that were virtually indestructible and were no one else’s liability. But now “backed” by only the “full faith” of our government with worth-less easily destroyed paper IOUs. When in reality, it is only based on the faith of foreign governments to buy our debt (T-bills) and all of our labor and our children’s (future) labor in the way of taxes to pay the debt. Where is the security in these pieces of paper when the inflation (a stealth tax on everyone)…”fudged” and actual, eats away at whatever value they momentarily contain? Where are the assets “stored” that are attached to them in case they are ever lost, stolen or damaged? Can you say…digitally bundled-up in leveraged “derivatives”? How safe is that? Not very!

    From my point of view…the USA (read that, taxpayers) seems to provide “a gravy train” for some sectors of the economy. It’s very similar to a “real steam engine with passenger cars” except they don’t have to pay to have there “metaphorical cargo” moved by these governments. Honestly, governments in a sense, pay those very same sectors of the economy to move there cargo for them…but pulling those additional cars (sectors) is an added burden. They don’t have an engine(s) big enough to pull the weight of the freight they are carrying and so they stall out, so to speak. I believe this or something similar to the following sequence is how the order of “train cars” might be attached to each other. From “big government” to “big corporate business”, then the “to big to fail-to big to jail” banks, then the “special interest” lobbyists, then the “bought and paid for” mainstream media, then the “in-your-pocket” politicians, and so on and so forth. I’m not trying to insult anyone with anything I write (well, maybe a little bit), but can Americans not see what is really occurring on that current “gravy train of a potential train wreck” we call the USA?

    Dead ahead…the “Big Stall, Crack-Up Boom or Armageddon”?

    Thank you for reading,
    Ethan Wehr

  • I guess That’s the reason bankers haven’t gotten prosecuted…

  • I guess That’s the reason bankers haven’t gotten prosecuted…

  • I guess That’s the reason bankers haven’t gotten prosecuted…

  • I am calling BS on this one. You are talking about 535 politicians keeping a secret.

  • I am calling BS on this one. You are talking about 535 politicians keeping a secret.

  • I am calling BS on this one. You are talking about 535 politicians keeping a secret.

  • Are you shocked ? Their banker paymasters want to keep our government in their place…in debt to the banks…

  • Are you shocked ? Their banker paymasters want to keep our government in their place…in debt to the banks…

  • Are you shocked ? Their banker paymasters want to keep our government in their place…in debt to the banks…

  • which is very unorthodox , although i do believe they made such information exchanges legal , did they all sell and thereby inadvertently cause the crash only to buy the stock back at a discount , and all the time knowing there was no problem really

  • which is very unorthodox , although i do believe they made such information exchanges legal , did they all sell and thereby inadvertently cause the crash only to buy the stock back at a discount , and all the time knowing there was no problem really

  • which is very unorthodox , although i do believe they made such information exchanges legal , did they all sell and thereby inadvertently cause the crash only to buy the stock back at a discount , and all the time knowing there was no problem really

  • Who told them to?

  • Who told them to?

  • Who told them to?

  • They do it because they know YOU will do nothing about it. I mean you might write a story post memes bitch complain but other than that you wont do anything.

  • They do it because they know YOU will do nothing about it. I mean you might write a story post memes bitch complain but other than that you wont do anything.

  • They do it because they know YOU will do nothing about it. I mean you might write a story post memes bitch complain but other than that you wont do anything.

  • no doubt

  • no doubt

  • no doubt

  • Did you know that our Representatives and Senators are EXEMPT from insider trading laws?

  • Did you know that our Representatives and Senators are EXEMPT from insider trading laws?

  • Did you know that our Representatives and Senators are EXEMPT from insider trading laws?

  • It a big boys club and your not in it ! Ask George?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1iXXKmq58g&feature=player_embedded

  • It a big boys club and your not in it ! Ask George?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1iXXKmq58g&feature=player_embedded

  • It a big boys club and your not in it ! Ask George?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1iXXKmq58g&feature=player_embedded

  • Brandon Barratt

  • Brandon Barratt

  • Brandon Barratt

  • WOW! SHOCKING! AMAZING! MUST LOOK! How about next time tell us the day after the meeting! #ShipOfFools.

  • WOW! SHOCKING! AMAZING! MUST LOOK! How about next time tell us the day after the meeting! #ShipOfFools.

  • WOW! SHOCKING! AMAZING! MUST LOOK! How about next time tell us the day after the meeting! #ShipOfFools.

  • When they abolished the gold standard, they made us their currency.

  • When they abolished the gold standard, they made us their currency.

  • When they abolished the gold standard, they made us their currency.

  • For this to hit the hardest, The FTP should source each allegation after the post, otherwise it will just blend in to the constant flow of information.

  • For this to hit the hardest, The FTP should source each allegation after the post, otherwise it will just blend in to the constant flow of information.

  • For this to hit the hardest, The FTP should source each allegation after the post, otherwise it will just blend in to the constant flow of information.

  • Obviously if you have money and some sort of power, you are in “the club”. It’s how it’s been for most of human existence.

  • Obviously if you have money and some sort of power, you are in “the club”. It’s how it’s been for most of human existence.

  • Obviously if you have money and some sort of power, you are in “the club”. It’s how it’s been for most of human existence.

  • Yep, that sounds about right.

  • Yep, that sounds about right.

  • Yep, that sounds about right.

  • What a nice perk: insider trading with impunity. Put another way: Free money.

  • What a nice perk: insider trading with impunity. Put another way: Free money.

  • What a nice perk: insider trading with impunity. Put another way: Free money.

  • fuck it never really gave them much time hahahahhaaa

  • fuck it never really gave them much time hahahahhaaa

  • fuck it never really gave them much time hahahahhaaa

  • I don’t belief in politicians,they can go to hell.

  • I don’t belief in politicians,they can go to hell.

  • I don’t belief in politicians,they can go to hell.

  • Bet the majority were Rpublican.

  • Bet the majority were Rpublican.

  • Bet the majority were Rpublican.

  • No shit

  • No shit

  • No shit

  • Masters of the police dogs. What a lot of scum. The thing I hate most is the talk about “public service”. The only people politicos help is themselves. I have no respect for this garbage, ex officio or otherwise.

  • Masters of the police dogs. What a lot of scum. The thing I hate most is the talk about “public service”. The only people politicos help is themselves. I have no respect for this garbage, ex officio or otherwise.

  • Masters of the police dogs. What a lot of scum. The thing I hate most is the talk about “public service”. The only people politicos help is themselves. I have no respect for this garbage, ex officio or otherwise.

  • wouldn’t surprise me, they’re all doing massive amounts of insider trading

  • wouldn’t surprise me, they’re all doing massive amounts of insider trading

  • wouldn’t surprise me, they’re all doing massive amounts of insider trading

  • Wasn’t a very good secret if it’s on FB 😉

  • Wasn’t a very good secret if it’s on FB 😉

  • Wasn’t a very good secret if it’s on FB 😉

  • Corruption so rabid they are doing it out in the open because they fear not the reprisal of the masses

  • Corruption so rabid they are doing it out in the open because they fear not the reprisal of the masses

  • If Martha Stewart can go to jail for that, then they should go to jail for the same reason…

  • People are slowly waking up! But we need more minds on ourside! Every time you hit the ‘Like’ button, comment (even 2 words) and share this story you are helping us reach more people!

    • Please world! Let’s wake everyone.

    • Insider trading is not illegal for Congress by the rules of law.

    • The posts are very informative but i think that people need to put things into motion…the only real way to bring about the change that is needed for the future of this country…

    • Obama aint as bad as bush

  • source?

  • Waiting on the government to police itself…? Don’t worry, they will investigate themselves and find no wrongdoing.

    • …and this surprises us said nobody EVER!

    • Pave Erman That by itself is a huge wrong doing. Whats next? congress passing a law that congress members are allowed to kill, steel, posses child pornography?

    • Time to hang the lawless bastards!

  • It’s because they made it legal for them to do so. 20/20 did a report on them if I remember correctly

    • Correct, insider trading among congressmen was legal at one time. WHY!!

  • The one time they could make a bipartisan effort. Scumbags.

  • Sounds like what Martha Stuart did, and she went to jail! Hetero male power at its finest!

  • And this explains why none of the bankers or assholes on wall st were charged

  • The fix is in…

  • Two words

  • Kristina

  • Source please

  • appalling

  • Of course not!!

  • Mother cluckers and yet, if we want to save for retirement, we have to “invest” out money in the market. Fawk that!

  • Capitalism

  • I guessed it, does that count. Banksters rule Congress! Duh! “Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely!”

  • Thats because americans are a bunch of pussy bitches that cant get off their couch. The world could be burning down outside and theyll be like, “fuck it, someone will take care of that i’m watching the GAME, and the Pac are beating the Skins”

  • Not saying it didn’t happen…but citation please? Preferably from a reputable source and not a moronic click bait site.

  • Why are we just now hearing this? Where did this information come from?

  • Congressmen shouldn’t be getting a paycheck. They should have to pay to hold the position with all these ridiculous perks they get.

    • I think I understand what you’re getting at, but if Congressmen didn’t get paid only rich people could afford to do the job.

    • Yeah, I know…but that’s how it is anyway. Going to need some major reform to stop it.

  • Why not?? We would be?

  • Off with their heads traitors

  • dirty politics…

  • Kill em all

  • somebody has to tell martha stewart.

  • Corporatocratic Mafia

  • Hold on! 2015 isn’t over my friends.

  • This country is full of a bunch of pussies! Our government steals, Kills, Lies, Poisons its people and the world and we do nothing. It’s time for a rEVOLUTION!

  • The Federal Reserve is run by the Rothschild bisquits.

  • Distubeing,,,

  • Politicians the best place for politicians is hanging off a rope.

  • Just WOW!

  • Just Martha Stewart…

  • lol… and you seem surprised about this ???.. you still don’t get it ??? from the meter maid to the president,,,corrupt, and proven to be above the law

  • Yet another ” let them eat cake” moment by our rulers. I look forward to the day they get to eat that sentiment as Marie Antoinette did 😉

  • Is that a sign of insider trading? Or stupidity? I’m not that smart with it comes to economics of stocks, but I saw that day coming just by watching prices at the pump and the grocers.

  • This is idiotic, (superlative) EVERY Congressman was told… you don’t think one would have said something to gain a political advantage.

  • Because its a club and we aren’t in it!

  • That’s because the “prosecutors” were in on it too.

  • They cannot be prosecuted, as it’s not been illegal for them to benefit from insider trading. Even after an Executive Order outlawing it, a bunch of exceptions to the EO were afterwards put in place, making them still not punishable for this very obvious transgression…

  • SMH

  • Republican and democrat thieves. Don’t be fooled by the lesser of two evils joke.

  • I’ll bet the founding fathers wouldn’t like that.

  • Congressmen are exempt from insider trading rules and regulations

  • Oh, what an f—ing surprise!!!

  • Has this been fact-checked?

  • They are CRIMINALS and should be tried, jailed, and ordered to pay restitution!

  • If this is true, it’s a matter of SEC record, if not the info – the Sales would be there!

  • Get over it and move on… we live in a corrupt and criminal society and have for centuries!! Accept it, change what you can, be the change you want to see and move on!!

    • So then I should grab my pitch fork and march to parliament and see who follows?

    • Well if the revolutionaries would have given up and “moved on” there wouldn’t an American Nation to begin with.
      Let me ask…
      So if someone was murdered in 08 and the murderer was still at large,
      “Give up and move on” is the logical reasoning?

    • We’re talking about a corrupt system. Not a murder.

    • Ok sence comparing sensible reasoning fails to help answer my question.
      Ill shoot a little straighter
      I guess…
      If prosecution seems unlikely……. surrender is your advice?

    • Self preservation is my perspective. Maybe it’s because I’m done fighting, maybe it’s because I’m Canadian living in the US and feel I have that option. But yes, I’ve been here almost 30 years and have seen enough corruption to make that decision. With the decks continuing to stack against the average person… I’m saying either suck it up or leave! Because no I don’t believe we’ll change anything here!

    • Michelle is unfortunately right, the Fox is guarding the Henhouse. They know that they are untouchable and they can pretty much get away with anything. We citizens basically have 5 choices – 1-Complain about the corrupt system, 2-Run for Office, 3-Vote against Incumbents, 4-Ignore the Situation, 5-Start a Revolution.
      Only Choice 5 has any chance whatsoever of actually affecting any change.

    • One minute someone wants everyone else to be held responsible. Now that they have to look in the mirror . . .

  • How do I know this statement is true? What is the source?

  • The corruption is well established – people should know, and take action.

  • Tyranny?

  • These people consider themselves anointed and not subject to the rules they impose on all the rabble. They have flags and documents and rituals and an alter; so they are absolved of any wrong doing because of their regal right to own human beings. I suppose all criminal gangs operate much in the same manner whether in blue jeans or $1,200.00 suits.

  • Jason Dekarske

  • Who’s surprised…..raise their hands…….

  • The 2nd singularity moment, an opportunity for humanity to have restructured the known society. Somehow people got the idea that companies on the stock market were “To Big To Fail”. 304 banks failed leaving 3 “bailed out banks” that everyone today in one way or another deals with. Had the communications Corps failed the satellites and towers would still be there. The utility corps wires etc. would still be there. The Insurance corps would be gone, but hospitals would be forced to operate without them. In fact in the interest of national security they would all be forced to operate. Where would we be today?

  • Another thing that they get away with.

  • And they womn’t be.

  • Thats because its legal for them to do so

  • Cancel their welfare benefits.

  • and no citizens ever launched an official complain in courts ….. ( except posting in facebook …… ) ….. :/ :/ fear or apathy what is behind that …… ??

  • WHY. NOT. It is about time they were investigated they are a congress of thieves.

  • Ian Ian C. Hardy

  • Kill Em all

  • But Martha Stewart had to be taught a lesson??? GTFOH!!

  • But they sent Martha Stewart

  • That’s because they wrote the laws which exempt them from insider trading rules. Didn’t you know that? This is not new news.

  • Don’t know if this is true but it wouldn’t surprise me….

  • Crooks.

  • So, let’s see, next day they posted the sale order, three days to close back then I believe, then once they got their money out they told their “friends” , hmm, maybe they caused the crash …

  • #ShipOfFools.

  • They passed a law that they couldn’t get in trouble for insider trading.

  • PC Post Letters

  • “Since it was passed, the STOCK Act has been more or less worthless. Whenever a politician is accused of anything, they are defended by other politicians and the investigation is immediately stonewalled.”

    This is why all of the people shouting for Berrrrrrnie need to snap out of it. Even when something happens that forces some change at the governmental level and we all throw a party, in the end, it rarely accomplishes anything positive even with the best of intentions.

    Say it with me: “THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN BEYOND REPAIR!”

  • Prove it

  • disgusting

  • All Governnents and everyone that gets a paycheck from the avails of Taxpayers, are corrupt . It’s a private exclusive club.
    Everyone else is on the outside , barely surviving.
    Once you get in, you ensure/vote/promote, support any government that gives you raises, benefits, pensions, etc., etc…

  • No wonder there were no convictions or punishment to Wall street. Wow how do we convict these conniving assholes. All of them.

  • Of course not, they are the untouchables

  • Did you know that 98% of memes are completely fabricated and that 50% of the people fabricating them aren’t telling the truth?

  • the truth will set us free!

  • And probably never will. Because then all the lies we’ve been told would be exposed.

  • Nobody should be surprised with this

  • Every offending Congressperson should be prosecuted to the fullest extent allowed by law

  • Is there proof to back these claims?

  • Hmmm, I will have to check on this

  • Everyone needs to stop bitching!!
    Do not reelect anyone!! Vote for new,vote for change!! Only vote for people that are willing to change the LAWS on terms for elected officials!!
    It’s that easy!
    Paste and spread!
    Just stop complaining and do something different!!!

  • Not surprised, happens all the time I’m sure. Still, there’s nothing we can do about it because they’re rich, we’re not, they have power, we don’t.

  • Of course! As far as they are concerned, they are above the law!

  • Yet Martha Stewart was imprisoned.

  • Because it was meant to crash

  • We should prosecute them in a different way.

  • Nikolla Ćoralić Jonathan Wu

    • People – “You need to investigate th corruption of this country!”
      Government – *Looks at other members like tsk…nigga* “Sure. We will do that.”

  • Bull shit

  • Because they exempted themselves.

  • But they got Martha Stewart!!

  • This breaks my heart.

  • The whole damned thing was a setup to begin the dismantling of the american way of life. Our government is the most corrupt government on the face of this earth…

  • Body cams for all high level government figures!!!! 24/7 Video can be turned off in the restroom but audio must still be recording. That would stop much of the mystery and secrecy within our government! Imagine if they could no longer have meetings behind closed doors or off the record! That would stop much of the shady closed door off the record meetings. We would know exactly what was being and by whom.

    • Lol yea because they could just go to the ‘bathroom’ and write a bunch or type. Voice isnt the only way haha

  • They also “secretly” passed laws protecting themselves. Soooo, if they knew the market was crashing two days before it did, why didn’t they stop it?

  • I BELIEVE THE CRASH WAS “BOGUS” ANYWAY!! FROM ONE ACCOUNT TO ANOTHER OVERSEAS. PRE-PLANNED, PRE MEDITATED, COUP DETAT OF THE MIDDLE CLASS!!! THEY WILL EVENTUALLY MEET THEIR KHARMA FACE-TO-FACE!

  • After reading all this shit posted on here about out of control cops killing people and such, i have to agree with the police. The police are just doing their jobs, it’s you and i who are not. Yes that’s right you can’t blame the police because YOU don’t have the balls to do YOUR job. So let’s stop trying to blame the police for doing THEIR JOBS when in reality it’s YOU AND I WHO ARE NOT DOING OUR JOBS, OUR DUTY. We fell down a decade ago and we did nothing except let them march right over our backs. So go on piss and moan about the injustice of it but it is YOU who must stand up and do more than post shit on fb about it. You should not be the poster you should be posted for what you have done to counter this horse shit. To date you got nothing.

  • Corporate puppets!

  • What if,…..nobody ever voted again?

  • Doesn’t surprise me, Crooks.

  • Self preservation out weighs the good of the people…. We need to change the terms allowed to be served. So those who enter congress and the senate are there to do good.

  • the internet says it so it must be true……..

  • ..and this surprises us how?

  • Insider trading laws do not apply to Congress

  • They get an exemption and are immune from insider-trading charges.

  • Poor / rich syndrome – – the us / them syndrome….same thing.

  • There is over whelming evidence that 9/11 was an inside job but no charges ever laid or investigations taken on. jack shit got away scot free with a big pay day crookedest government in history.

  • I’m sure not many of us in the general public knew this but I would doubt that anyone is surprised. They probably warned some of their rich friends as well

  • Source?

  • Fire them all!!!

  • The system must die.

  • Whos the only prez cand. going after the Fed? Rand Paul. Whos the only prez cand. who killed the bill that would audit the Fed? Bernie Sanders. I rest my case! (mic drop!)

  • Ty Nguyen

  • That is appalling!!

  • Legalize insider trading for all.

  • crooked bastards

  • I divested before the shit hit the fan, too. The housing bubble was obvious if you can think. No insider trading, just observing.

  • Congress exempted themselves from insider trading a long time ago

  • So one senator out of about 437 members of congress sold some stock? The “others” are unnamed officials? I dont like pols any more than any other American comrade but you gotta do better than that to make your case.

  • Isn’t this the same thing Martha Stewart went to prison for? WTH?

  • I think it is the obligation of the person posting to cite the source. Sure, we can all do our own research and should, but what is the problem with posting a source ? Anyone can post anything, and there are many erroneous and incomplete posts which many accept at face value, only to learn they have adopted false ideas. Why not legitimize our posts?

  • Replace them all start with an all new Congress and House of Representatives.

  • The Federal Reserve has a Congressional Charter and has to report to numerous committees in both the House and Senate. The fact that the Fed and Treasury officials met with key folks on these committees is not surprising nor a conspiracy. The fact that officials were able to gain an inside advantage with this information is troubling. There were numerous newspaper articles about the housing bubble and how there were document free loans. It did not take a rock scientist to know that the bubble was going to burst. You had folks making 40 k buying 300k homes.

  • Criminals don’t prosecute themselves.

  • They are allowed by law to do insider trading.

  • USA ONE BIB BIG CORPATE FACIST POLICE STATE FROM HELL WELCOME TO THE N.W.O. FROM HELL STUPID AMERICANS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • thats because they made a law for themselves to be allow to receive insider tips as part of the lobbying they receive… the whole thing is rigged they are out of touch and tyrannical.

  • The simple truth is that it’s there money and there game . It don’t belong to you and never has .

  • Of course..you couldn’t figure that out.

  • wonder what Martha Stewart has to say about this?

  • How did I know when I read this that it must be from you.

  • This is why we need trump hopefully he’ll stop some of this garbage.

  • So is that supposed to be surprizing

  • if this is true ill defenitly become a criminal or better robin hood i will steal as much as possible from the wealthy bad people and give to the needing where is robin hood where is superman why dont you help us remove all the bad people from here. can anybody tell me what is going on

  • ^ until people start a cival war and reformat the entire country nothing will ever change.

    The world is far too corrupt. The police wont side with us either. Theyre the most corrupt out there and work for the Corps. Not the people.

  • Greedy for the $$$s

  • A tribe apart.

  • Martha Stewart went to jail though…

  • God Damn It, It’s time to SLIT Throats !

  • See those two golden things either side of the flag.. they are called fasces – the symbol of fascism.. so of course they would be warned.

  • All governments the whole world r corrupt ….

  • they haven’t been prosecuted because it is LEGAL for them to do it. One example of just how corrupt our ernment is diing

  • Crroks, man, crooks, man

  • Neat.
    Any other vetting done on this other than taking a standard photo of congress in session and putting up a meme?

  • Like

  • Autumn Turner

  • Par for course of course their above the law well I’m of the opinion their really below it

  • However they did put Martha Stewart in jail for the same thing. The amount in contention tho was only about $250K. So why her? (Spoiler Alert: Answer is obvious)

  • BUT IT IS LEGAL FOR CONGRESS TO RECEIVE INSIDER TRADING INFORMATION!!! Unreal I know . And another example of white male supremacy in the ole boys club!! Mms (makes me sick)

  • It is NOT illegl for them to get RICH on insider information. Daryl Issa is the king and Pelosi the QUEEN of graft.

  • well what the fuck are we waiting for.. lets take the money they made and build a special jail for them , then take the rest and give it to the homeless for a place to live ect.

  • why is congress in stocks anyway

  • Dear Free Thought Project:
    A couple things….In 2008, during the BUSH administration, you claim that someone warned Congress, and people sold stocks. I found 2 REPUBLICANS who made some money on trades. Did you mean to say that GOP congressmen were warned?

  • (Y)

  • Yes Daniel Beckford you know this….

  • do as i say not as i do

  • We all watched 60 minutes to learn about their getting in sider info to purchase.

  • HELP US get this story out. Mainstream media won’t report on it so we have to keep each other informed! Please ‘Like’ (y) + Comment (even 2 words) + Share!!

  • Nice, you real,y ha e to Luv these opportunists, eh!

  • Those were the times.

  • Well they should all go to jail like Martha Stewart and lose those campaign donations from the NRA .

  • Similarly, millions were made days before 9/11 on American and United airlines stock. http://911research.wtc7.net/sept11/stockputs.html

  • Enough is enough, politicians go into office not rich and come out millionaires and benefits that nobody else can get. The best part they don’t even show up for work or do there jobs ,it time to reign the government and banks in and put this corruption to a end.

  • insider trading …should have been jailed

  • Do you need any more proof that there are laws for the rich and laws for the poor….sucks to be poor

  • Congress is exempt from insider-trading regulations… how convenient.

  • The banksters made 300 Trillion, yes, with a T during the LIBOR scandal. You want to know how we dealt with them? By bailing them out and giving them more money.
    We’re fucked!!

  • I have heard this before, years ago, wonder where exactly the truth is?

  • I am just another ‘Paranoid Liberal’! ..Scroll On!
    Just ask Yourself ONE QUESTION: Was Congress Deemed ‘Too Big to Fail?’

    Washington, D.C. is a town that runs on inside information – but should our elected officials be able to use that information to pad their own pockets?
    6/11/2012: #CBSNEWS
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/congress-trading-stock-on-inside-information/

  • ..In mid September 2008 with the Dow Jones Industrial average still above ten thousand, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke were holding closed door briefings with congressional leaders, and privately warning them that a global financial meltdown could occur within a few days..

  • Not surprised at all

  • Someone needs to take control of these criminals

  • I don’t understand why reputable authors, researchers and investigative journalists use expressions like, ‘It was reported that…’ and ‘It was revealed that…’, without saying where, when and by whom it was reported or revealed. There isn’t a single reference in this long-ish article to any source for the claims made. This of course is normal, but why? It’s easy to see why sceptics are so scathing of ‘conspiracy theories’ when the ‘evidence’ is no more than the word of the writer of the article. It’s like a scientist saying 20 years ago, ‘Oh by the way, I detected the Higgs boson yesterday, but you’ll just have to take my word for it because I can’t be bothered to provide citations’. I just don’t get it!

    • Same goes for official stories and the like though…

    • Exactly! And do we believe the ‘official’ story? 😊

  • Congress and Wall Street work together…for thier own best interests…not “for the people”

  • OH! AND DICTATOR OBAMA SOLD ALL HIS BP STOCK 1 WEEK BEFORE THE GULF OIL SPILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kieran Shepherd

  • isn;t this why Martha Stewart went to jail?

  • The fox is in the hen house.

  • I think politcians all over the world were scrambling !

  • why isn’t there an investigation of what Congressmen did sell off stock a few hours before the crash? that is a simple thing to do… but I suspect that will never happen… because Dems as well as Reps are in the same bed

  • Stephen Falcone

  • garbage

  • All of the congress who profited from this should be jailed for insider trading.

  • Isnt that lik Illegal

  • Publish the names of all of them on the internet.

  • typically….

  • MORE truth coming out..is this enough to motivate you to demand answers and justice?

  • Dennis kucinich was a a whistle blower on this. I remember watching him on the news while I was in Iraq in April of 08 yet no one listened to him. Ron Paul predicted all this stuff yet no one listened.

  • Many wealthy people were given the heads up….

  • I believe That, ROTTEN BASTARD’S

  • Perfect example of why we need #BerniSanders2016

  • Wow, how impressive. You must know it all. duh..

  • Nobody is going to spend a second in jail! We need to wake up America!

  • That is criminal if true

  • A repeat is soon to come beware !! Our government has been pumping $$$ into the stock-market for awhile now. Soon that will end and down it will go like a rock.

  • if theres anyone that would know that markets would collapse it would most def be the federal reserve

  • It figures, is there no end to the corruption?

  • The big short was a real good movie fucked up though

  • Well just a heads up. The market looks terrible right now too.

  • if you think becouse we live in the uk it dont afect us well who was sitting next to pm when royal bank of scotland crashed in that instant 40 people became millionairs .and we all lost houses and small companies went bust who did they protect was not the people it was the same banks and who owns them banks i wonder.and the same people are now trying to resell them banks back at less then the uk bought them for i say look at who willing to sell them .and take a look who going to loose money from the proffit just like the rail service and it will be repeated with the nhs . TIME ALLWAYS TELLS.that includes us not doing nothing about it

  • Investors take risks. The fed is not there to tell the American people what to do with their money and they don’t know what’s definitely going to happen. If the Fed did make an announcement, wouldn’t the massive sell off be just the same, but 12 days earlier? IPO’s are not guarantees. Facebook buyers learned this and they felt cheated and deceived. I agree that maybe politicians should have their money in blind trusts like most presidents do voluntarily.

  • same with the 87 one if you look at the trends

  • Why does everyone act as if this is NEW news? Of course they knew! Wake up and smell the kickbacks!

  • So shocked at that. Really. Just shocked.

  • crooks

  • Proof the American system is stuffed and our dear Australian leaders want to follow that system!!

  • Prove it.And try the court’s. You never know.

  • Ya that’s believable after all the 2008 crash was cause by the peanut farmer Jimmy Carter and his stupid belief that all americans should own a home wether they had money or a job and this stupid notion was fully endorsed by the rapist sexual predator Bill Clinton

  • I’d like to see the lot of them in prison for insider trading, corruption…

  • Sue Skylar Hutchinson

  • theives

  • No inside trading/ …..

  • We live in there matrix time to wake up.