Hunton & Williams Left Fingerprints at SEIU

By: Thursday February 17, 2011 12:56 pm

Hunton & Williams, the law firm that solicited HBGary and two other security firms to spy on Chamber of Commerce opponents, has remained silent so far about its efforts. But it hasn’t covered its tracks. The SEIU reports that people from Hunton & Williams spent 20 hours last November–at the time when Themis was pitching [...]

HBGary Fees: “Dam It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta”

By: Friday February 11, 2011 8:05 am

One of the more interesting documents on HBGary et al’s partnership with the Chamber of Commerce details the prices they wanted to charge. Now, other emails make it clear that the Chamber balked at what the team originally proposed would be $2 million of work–the Chamber didn’t pay these rates (indeed, they probably haven’t paid [...]

From the ChamberPot: A Carefully Worded Nondenial Denial

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 5:29 pm

The Chamber of Commerce has responded to ThinkProgress’ reporting of the Chamber’s discussions with Hunton & Williams about an intelligence campaign against USChamberWatch and other anti-Chamber efforts. It purports to deny any connection with Hunton & Williams and HBGary. More Baseless Attacks on the Chamber by Tom Collamore We’re incredulous that anyone would attempt to [...]

Tax the Deadbeats, Tax the Banksters

By: Friday November 5, 2010 9:37 am

The narrative the banksters and their enablers have used to fight a foreclosure moratorium focuses on property values. If we put off foreclosures, they argue, it’ll have detrimental effects on the local community, not least by (continuing to) drive down local property values. Now, the entire premise ignores the fact that the banksters have been [...]

Want to Sue the Banksters? Ask WhereIsTheNote

By: Wednesday November 3, 2010 9:40 am

Remember WhereIsTheNote? In the face of mounting evidence that the banks foreclosing on homes did not comply with legal requirements during securitization of mortgages and therefore don’t have legal standing to foreclose, the SEIU and some community organizations teamed together last month to create an online tool that anyone can use to ask their mortgage [...]

Statement from SEIU Suggests Fitz Talked with SEIU

By: Tuesday December 9, 2008 12:45 pm

I take something different from SEIU’s statement on their involvement in Blago’s corruption. I take it to mean that Fitz has spoken with them, and told them there’s nothing there, at least not in what he’s seen so far.

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