A lieutenant of Attorney General Janet Reno in the Clinton administration, it was Gorelick who created “the wall” preventing the CIA from sharing espionage information with the FBI — this owing to her preposterously fastidious resistance to anything hinting of “domestic spying.” Such bureaucratic “stovepiping” blocked agents from knowing of 9/11 jihadists’ activity.
Scandalously, Gorelick was appointed to the 9/11 Commission, whose publicized probe highlighted the stovepipe issue. Her conflict was clear, but she refused to remove herself from the panel.
Worse still, Gorelick was paid more than $26 million as vice chairman from 1997 to 2003 of Fannie Mae, whose questionable practices triggered the financial crisis five years later. The FBI, along with the SEC and other agencies, is charged with investigating exactly the kinds of irregularities in which she was involved.