Sen. Chris Dodd paid by the taxpayers to oversee the mortgage industry prior to the mortgage meltdown fiasco got a sweetheart deal from the nation's largest mortgage company (Countrywide) because he qualified for the "Friends of Angelo" program. That was a select group of influential players former Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo tapped for special favors from the mortgage giant.
Months ago Dodd promised to release documents that showed him innocent of any wrongdoing. The other day he briefly showed some documents to several reporters without allowing them to make copies.
The WSJ remains skeptical and critical
of Dodd's past and ongoing behavior.