Up until just before a mid-July congressional hearing, three Obama officials – Ron Bloom, Obama’s former auto czar, and former Treasury officials Matt Feldman and Harry Wilson – had outright refused to sit down with the SIGTARP for interviews on their roles in the process. At the last minute, they each changed course and agreed to interviews with investigators.
Now, Turner said, “we’re continuing with the SIGTARP investigation.”
“We’re now to the point where they [Bloom, Wilson and Feldman] have committed to answer those questions,” Turner said, adding: “Now, that will not be the end of it, obviously.”
“Litigation will continue moving forward and Congress will continue to ask the tough questions to try to get the documents to show what happened – but, more importantly, what should have happened,” Turner said.
“This is about the government picking winners and losers on a political basis and using the taxpayers’ dollars to take over the bankruptcy and the pension systems of our country,” Turner continued. “This is about the fundamental basic values of equity and fairness that we expect.”
Turner added that “Absolutely [we’re winning].”
“Every day that this issue gets put forward, we find additional documents and information that substantiate our claim that these pensions were wrongfully taken away,” he said.