The rest of the press corps may have moved on, but we’d still like to know. All the more so because former Countrywide Financial loan officer Robert Feinberg told us last fall that Mr. Dodd knowingly saved thousands of dollars on his refinancing of two properties in 2003 as part of a special program for the influential. Mr. Feinberg also reported that he has internal company documents that prove Mr. Dodd knew he was getting preferential treatment as a friend of Angelo Mozilo, Countrywide’s then-CEO, and Mr. Feinberg has offered to provide those documents to investigators.
Meanwhile over at the Politico …
This past year was not a particularly good one for Sen. Chris Dodd.
Wall Street crumbled as Dodd distracted himself with a failed presidential bid. And some of the financial titans who helped fund his campaign sit atop the very firms at the center of the collapse.
Top that off with revelations that a chief executive at Countrywide — a firm at the head of the mortgage meltdown — reportedly cajoled his colleagues into offering Dodd special terms on a home loan. So redemption is the Dodd theme in 2009.