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Justice Department Doesn’t Recognize Guy It Is Currently Extracting a Gazillion Dollars From

JPMorgan Chase Chairman, President and CEO Jamie Dimon presents his driver's license to Justice Department security officer G. Rocher, as he arrives at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. An $11 billion national settlement is under discussion to resolve claims over JPMorgan's handling of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the recession, said a government official familiar with ongoing negotiations among bank, federal and New York state officials.
Um. Do you know who I am? Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

Indignity of indignities: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who is meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder today to hash out a settlement that could top out at $11 billion and tie up a big bundle of criminal and civil cases against the bank, had to present his driver’s license at the gate like a plebeian. What good are presidential cuff links and the best-tailored suit east of the Mississippi if you can’t get the D.C. all-access pass with a smile and a wave?

Justice Department Doesn’t Recognize Jamie Dimon