Weaselly words from our nation’s chief law enforcement person. He claims they were “appropriately aggressive” in pursuing criminal fraud at the Big Banks in the aftermath of the ‘08 crisis. Key word is “appropriately,” which is a matter of opinion. Because they considered that bringing a big bank to trial could have national and international economic repercussions, that presumably means — once you parse this — that they hesitated to bring prosecutions because they would not be “appropriate.” Basically, if a bank is big enough, it has a get out of jail free card. It’s called corruption.