House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers may be concerned about the FBI and Department of Justice’s seeming lack of zealous investigation into the home mortgage industry, but Conyers has steadfastly refused to do his own part. Conyers has thus far blocked committee investigators from seeking information about the activities of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae executives in the run up to the home mortgage industry’s shakeout, and has refused to hold hearings that would expose longtime Democrats in the House or Senate, or their friends at Fred and Fan, to embarrassment.
“He wouldn’t do it before the election. He says he won’t do it after the election. He just won’t do it,” says a current Republican Judiciary Committee aide.