Did Elizabeth Warren lie to Congress?

Jonathan Strong
The Daily Caller

Newly obtained documents raise the question of whether Elizabeth Warren, a top aide to President Obama and liberal darling, lied to Congress in downplaying her role in ongoing settlement negotiations over a major legal dispute.

Warren, who has said she is “advising” the President on establishing the nascent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau [CFPB] – a new federal agency created by the Dodd-Frank financial reform law that does not obtain any legal authority until July 21 – is actually leading the organization as if it already existed, documents show.

Her aggressive push of “CFPB’s view,” as one email puts it, is important because as recently as May 24 Warren downplayed her role, saying three times she was only providing advice “when asked.”

“We’ve given our advice when we’ve been asked for advice … we gave advice where asked … we have given advice to the Department of Justice when asked,” she said under questioning by North Carolina Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry.

The documents, obtained by watchdog group Judicial Watch, show Warren sought to provide “CFPB’s view” when no one was asking.

“Elizabeth Warren would like to present the CFPB’s view on loan modifications,” wrote Iowa assistant attorney general Patrick Madigan in a Feb. 25 email to numerous state officials.

Warren’s role is important not only because, until July 21, CFPB has no legal authority, but also because Warren — whose at times grating tone has earned her enemies on Capitol Hill — was spared the scrutiny of the Senate confirmation process and appointed “special advisor” to Obama instead of CFPB’s head.

The article continues at The Daily Caller.

Related: Speaking of lies, there’s a staggering list of lies and liars at the American Thinker: The Honor of Leftists and Conservatives

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