Obama White House actually threatens private citizens to side with them on Chrysler deal or they promise to publicly humiliate them.
Lauria: Let me tell you it’s no fun standing on this side of the fence opposing the President of the United States. In fact, let me just say, people have asked me who I represent. That’s a moving target. I can tell you for sure that I represent one less investor today than I represented yesterday. One of my clients was directly threatened by the White House and in essence compelled to withdraw its opposition to the deal under the threat that the full force of the White House Press Corps would destroy its reputation if it continued to fight. That’s how hard it is to stand on this side of the fence.
Beckman: Was that Perella Weinberg?
Lauria: That was Perella Weinberg.
Lawyer For Chrysler Lenders "Whitehouse Directly Threatened My Client"-Audio (HotAirPundit)
Obama uses WH press corps as threat against Chrysler investors (Hot Air)
Frank talks with Tom Lauria, who represents a group of lenders that object to the Chrysler sale (WJR)
Certainly puts that whole AIG story into perspective.
UPDATE: White House denies allegation. Claims "Bart Simpson defense".