Saturday, January 17, 2009

Timothy "Soprano" Geithner: Punk Treasury/Goldman Enforcer?

Treasury Secretary nominee Timothy Geithner, who in the past has been slow sending the Treasury tax money owed (It slipped his mind, or something) is now a reported punk enforcer for the Treasury/Goldman Sachs Family. Chris Whalen of Institutional Risk Analytics reports (Via Henry Blodgett)

To me, the apparent conflict of interest between Geithner, Hank Paulson, Robert Rubin and other principals of Goldman Sachs is Topic A for the Senate confirmation hearing. In particular, I'd like to see Paulson finally respond to the numerous FOIA requests from news organization for his telephone and email logs.

In particular, the Senate needs to focus on the reported activities of Geithner on behalf of Goldman Sachs to stop members of the media from reporting on Geithner's apparent rescue of GS by bailing our AIG. I understand that Geithner threatened a member of the NY press corps because of that journalist's reporting on the AIG rescue. I have promised said journalist not to reveal the writer's name for now, but I hope to see that writer in touch with members of the Senate minority early next week.

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