Pulitzer Prize nominee and two-time Peabody Award winner Aaron Glantz recently published a book that argues Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) tried to hide the evidence of getting away with foreclosing on tens of thousands of state homeowners, and let Steve Mnuchin’s OneWest bank escape responsibility while doing so.

Glantz’s book, called “Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall St. Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions of Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream,” was published under Custom House this week.

“Consumers wonder how is it that we all got so far behind” and how countless Americans were deprived of their homes in the Great Recession, Glantz said on Monday, Oct. 21 in an interview, Politico reported.

“The time period when all this homewrecking occurred was during the Obama presidency, and when AGs like Kamala Harris were on the job,” Glantz said. “It happened on her watch. And she’s never been really forced to tell the other story—and wrestle with the truth of what happened.”

Glantz went further to point out that Harris did next to nothing to stop Mnuchin from acquiring regional banks like OneWest using the federal government’s assistance. As a result, Glantz said, the banks received billions in subsidies as they foreclosed on 35,000 homeowners in California alone.

Intercept contributor David Dayen analyzed in writing how Harris, whose involvement in responding to the foreclosure crisis during the Obama era “did an unforgivably terrible job.”

“We went after the five biggest banks in the United States,” Harris said proudly at her initial campaign address in Oakland, California. “We won $20 billion together.”

Dayen pointed out that Harris is attempting to evade obligations by celebrating what is meant to be a failure of a case.

“Harris is not only eliding responsibility for her part in the failure, but claiming it as an outright success,” Dayen wrote regarding Harris’s referral to the national mortgage settlement. “That claim doesn’t withstand a moment’s scrutiny.”

Harris reached the national mortgage settlement with Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and Ally Bank (formerly GMAC) in 2012 when she worked as attorney general in California.

The settlement, described by Dayen as a “second bank bailout,” aims to protect legally exposed mortgage fraudsters while doing little to prevent evictions. In fact, Dayen noted, “More families lost their homes as a result of transactions facilitated by the national mortgage settlement than those who got a sustainable loan modification to save them.”

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