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Looks like someone leaked some very specific information to Congressman Darryl Issa. In a letter sent yesterday to Congressman Edolphus Towns, chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, he writes: “New information has come to light about documents in the possession of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors regarding the Federal Reserve’s decision to bail out AIG.”
Issa writes that he has information from a whistleblower that reveals “troubling details” about Ben Bernanke’s “personal involvement” in the decision to bail out AIG and asks Towns to issue a subpoena to the Fed for documents dating to September 2008 and “identified by the following electronic labels: sb-aig-01000092 to sb-aig-010000125 and “Draft Memo on AIG.pdf.”
Perhaps there’s no smoking gun in the memos but they certainly should be made available before congress votes on Bernanke’s reappointment. Meanwhile, Senator Jim Bunning is also asking about some memos on the same topic.
It’s sad that the tag-team of Bunning and Issa are leading the charge on the matter.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Percentage of British elementary-school students who think Isaac Newton discovered fire:
The earth once had three moons; the two lost moons may have crashed into the surviving moon, or been sucked into the sun, or flung out of the solar system to drift through deep space.
In Florida, an 87-year-old World War II veteran flying touch-and-go drills in a Cessna collided with an airborne skydiver. “There was a ‘woof’ sound,” said a witness, “like falling on your face into your pillow.”
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