This week, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) went on the offensive against one of her favorite targets – big banks.
In a series of tweets, Warren, who is an advocate for stronger banking regulations, railed against big banks and chastised the Department of Justice (DOJ) for failing to prosecute them following the 2008 financial crisis.
Warren’s Twitter storm comes after documents from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission’s (FCIC) investigation into the 2008 financial meltdown, which was conducted in 2010 and 2011, were released earlier this year.
According to those documents, the FCIC “referred” at least nine individuals and 14 companies to the DOJ for prosecution.
As it stands today, none of those companies or individuals have been prosecuted.
In Warren’s letter to the DOJ, she denounced their decision to forgo criminal prosecution and considers the decision a scandal in itself.
Warren also sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and asked that they release all material and interviews “related to the FBI’s investigations and prosecutorial decisions regarding these referrals.”
Warren said that the FBI should release the Wall Street FCIC documents for the same reason it released Hillary Clinton investigation information – “intense public interest.”
Only time will tell if the FBI responds to her request and releases the information to the public.