December 30, 2009
If by a "Cross Section Of America", you mean Domestic Terrorists (Bill Ayers), Tax Cheats (Geithner), Fisters For Fifth Graders(Kevin Jennings), Truthers (Van Jones), Mao Lovers (Anita Dunn), Crazy Old Men (VP Biden), and now Identity Thieves.
Jide Zeitlin, the Obama administration's nominee to be America's point man for financial reform at the United Nations, has withdrawn himself from consideration for the job, an administration official tells The Cable.
Zeitlin, a former Goldman Sachs executive and telecom entrepreneur, had faced criticism for his business dealings related to Indian contractors and was also accused of identity fraud for an incident in which he admitted to sending an email to investors masked as coming from one of his competitors. Zeitlin testified before Congress that the email was a prank.
But concerns about his nomination grew as rumors swirled around Washington and New York that Zeitlin was engaged in other activities that called into question his overall character and also may have included elements of identity fraud.
Specifically, one woman contacted several government offices and multiple news outlets, including The Cable, with allegations that Zeitlin had used deception to lure her into what eventually she claims was a romantic relationship. Those allegations could not be independently confirmed by The Cable. The administration official declined to comment as to whether they had been investigated as part of Zeitlin's vetting process or afterwards.
You know, I get the feeling that Team Obama is a bit reckless in its vetting process. But that's just me.
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