Watch IL AG Dem candidate Aaron Goldstein argue to Berkowitz in favor of putting banksters in jail, Cable & Web

Berkowitz: Do the big banks here in IL need to be investigated?

Goldstein: Certainly... they got away with tons of crimes and they were never sent to jail, they were never indicted…

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Aaron Goldstein: … AG Lisa Madigan was very cautious… on big issues…on big banks, corporations, corruption and criminal justice reform-- she was  very timid.

Tonight’s Chicago Metro suburban edition of Public Affairs features Aaron Goldstein, one of eight candidates for Illinois Attorney General in the Democratic Party primary on March 20. The show airs in the north and northwest Chicago Metro suburbs at 8:30 pm and again next Tuesday night (same times, channels and locations) on:

Comcast Cable Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette and on

Comcast Cable Ch. 35 in  Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.

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Aaron Goldstein (D-Chicago), IL AG candidate debating and discussing with show host Jeff Berkowitz various public policy issues, including the role of the IL AG in resisting President Trump's policies and in suing big banks and big corporations and improving public safety.

Aaron Goldstein (D-Chicago), IL AG candidate debating and discussing with show host Jeff Berkowitz various public policy issues, including the role of the IL AG in resisting President Trump's policies, suing big banks and big corporations and improving public safety.

You can also watch the "Public Affairs," show featuring IL AG canddidate Aaron Goldstein (D-Chicago)

-- twice daily at 8:30 am and 8:30 pm in Evanston on Cable Ch. 6 this entire week and next week.

--in Aurora and surrounding suburbs tomorrow and Saturday night at 6 pm on Aurora Community TV (ACTV-10), and next week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 6 pm on Aurora Community TV (ACTV-10).

-- and next Monday night throughout the City of Chicago at 8:30 pm and midnight on Cable Ch. 21 [CAN TV]

Partial transcript of the show included, below:

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Aaron Goldstein: [I have] a bold, progressive agenda—what I’ve done in my career is represent … actual people-- which many of my opponents for AG have never done.

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Aaron Goldstein: …it’s a bold, progressive agenda—as you’ve detailed, what I’ve done in my career is  represent human beings, actual people, which many of my opponents for the AG office have never done.

Jeff Berkowitz: Wait a second, you’ve got some people here running against you-- Scott Drury, he’s a former prosecutor, he was representing the [people of the Northern District] of the state of Illinois, right?

Goldstein: Yeah, but not an individual. He’s a prosecutor, he’s prosecuting people, he’s not…

Berkowitz: Sharon Fairley-- she’s a former prosecutor, she was…

Goldstein: When they stand in court, next to them is no particular individual…I stand next to an individual, who has concerns, needs and is someone I have to talk to and represent…

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Berkowitz: Do the big banks here in IL need to be investigated?

Goldstein: Certainly.

Berkowitz: What are they doing that needs to be investigated? Right now?

Goldstein: …They got away with tons of crimes and they were never sent to jail, they were never indicted…

Berkowitz: What did they do? What should they have been indicted for?

Goldstein: They were involved in our collapse.

Berkowitz: Yeah, but what are you going to indict them for? You can’t just [accuse them] of causing a collapse.

Goldstein: …Well, what they had to do with the real estate—market crash- and how they cheated people out of loans, and these liar loans…

Berkowitz: So, if somebody lied to the banks, the banks were responsible for that?

Goldstein: They knew good and well what they were doing…and then calling junk loans high level, triple A, or whatever the rating was…

Berkowitz: Could…Lisa Madigan, who has been the Attorney General for the last 15 years, could she have prosecuted [the big banks in Illinois] ?

Goldstein: Certainly.

Berkowitz: Did she?

Goldstein: No.

Berkowitz: How come?

Goldstein: That’s the question of the day…

Berkowitz: So, you have a beef with Lisa Madigan, is that right?

Goldstein: I don’t necessarily have a beef with her…she ran a very competent office, but in general her term was very cautious…She was very good on consumer protection, she did decent on environment…but on the big issues, on issues where she needed to step up and be vocal- on big banks and corporations and on corruption and criminal justice reform, she was for the most part, very timid.

Public Affairs, taped on February 1, 2018

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