After watching the slobbering suck-ups who greeted JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon in the Senate last week, we were geared up to watch the other half of our bicameral legislature fall all over itself to kiss Dimon’s ring. Today’s testimony wasn’t quite as friendly as last week’s. Wearing his trusty old presidential cufflinks and a bipartisan purple tie, Dimon was harangued by Representative Maxine Waters, asked about his compensation by outgoing Representative Barney Frank, and subjected to a battery of questions about who knew what at JPMorgan during the ill-fated trades of the London whale. Luckily for fans of Capitol Hill sycophancy, there was a bit of that, too.
New documents show [Secretary of Homeland Security] Nielsen lied in sworn testimony to Congress about the administration’s family separation policy.