Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Paulson Drove Plan to Shore Up Fannie, Freddie

It all fits. Pauslon as lead bank basher.

WSJ reports that about two weeks ago Paulson ordered his staff to draw up contingency plans in case Freddie or Fannie faltered. When that planning was leaked in a WSJ article last Thursday, equity investors realized that any bailout plan would seriously dilute their holdings, and this led to more selling of Fannie and Freddie. Apparently Paulson believed this selling forced his hand.

So who leaked to the WSJ, Treasury's plan, that started the selling?

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