Friday, August 25, 2017

Is Treasury Secretary Mnuchin an Idiot?

Okay, I am still thinking about Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's Monday visit to Fort Knox (SEE: What the Hell is This?: Mnuchin Tweets on Fort Knox Gold).

It just does not make any sense that he would want to bring attention to the gold supposedly held by the Treasury.

For the record, a very high-level person in a previous administration, and I will have to leave it at that for now, has told me that the public doesn't know everything they should know about US government gold. So why is Mnuchin going to Fort Knox to bring focus on the gold?

And focus on the gold is exactly what is occurring in the wake of his Monday visit.

Gata has a piece out on the visit, as does Rickards, as does Embry, as does Gold Core, as does Zero Hedge.

BullionStar writes:
By opening just one of the 13 compartments for Mnuchin & Co to peer into, that leaves 12 of the supposed gold storage compartments that were not opened. Still, this didn’t stop Mnuchin stating on Twitter that “Glad gold is safe“. This is a ridiculous statement from a US Treasury Secretary when you consider what the actual visit consisted of, and it would be remiss of the US public to put any trust in it.
As best as I can figure, the Mnuchin visit to Fort Knox was simply a cover story for Mnuchin to take his new trophy wife to view the total eclipse.

The Hill reports:
The watchdog group Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW) has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for records detailing the costs of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's trip to Lexinton, Ky., in a government plane around the time of Monday's eclipse.

Mnuchin's wife, actress Louise Linton, drew attention on social media to the trip, during which the secretary gave remarks alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) at a local event.

Linton posted a photo with a description of her designer outfit that included the government plane in the background, which "set off a public firestorm," according to CREW...

CREW announced on its website that it was requesting "copies of all records concerning authorization for and the costs" of the Kentucky trip, and any other similar costs for transport in a government plane accrued by Mnuchin since he took office.

"The requested records would shed light on the justification for Secretary Mnuchin's use of a government plane, rather than a commercial flight, for a trip that seems to have been planned around the solar eclipse," CREW said in the statement.

The wifey seems to have a thing for big events, real and imagined:

Anyway, Mnuchin has provided an opportunity for me to again call for an audit of  the gold at Fort Knox (and also the gold held at the Treasury's other two depositories, in Denver and West Point.)

Perhaps Rand Paul can introduce a bill in the Senate. I consider an audit of Fort Knox to be more important than an audit of the Fed. If the gold isn't there, it will quickly reveal the fraudulent lying nature of the government.


1 comment:

  1. For obvious reasons, the three audits should be performed simultaneously.