Shhhhh…. Don’t Tell Anyone
Those who have been following US financial markets for a long time know one thing for sure: markets are manipulated by the money interests. Many savvy investors I know and follow have suspected collusion and conspiracy between the banks and the powers that be. If you are among them, you would be right.
Geithner and his minions can deny all they want, but the evidence points to a collusion to bailout banks via a back door, in which NY Fed played a major role. Here is fresh piece of evidence published at LAW.COM:
E-mails among in-house lawyers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York show they worked feverishly in early January 2009 to find a way to keep secret the details behind American International Group, Inc.’s $60 billion in payments to counterparties in risky credit default swaps. And, the e-mails show, the lawyers weren’t trying to hide the details just from the public but also from Congress.
“This requirement is giving us some pause,” Bergin wrote to Baxter, “since we haven’t otherwise disclosed this information to Congress.” Copied were various Fed lawyers, including deputy general counsel Joyce Hansen and banking supervisor Stephanie Heller. Congress had approved AIG’s bailout funds, which were used in the payments. Bergin said Fed lawyers were considering their options on the SEC’s request.
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