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The Triumvirate of Wall Street/ the Fed/ and US Politicians is Crumbling Pt 2

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Months ago, I warned that a tsunami of litigation was going to be coming to Wall Street and Washington. At the time I noted that Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein had recently hired a mega-defense attorney, as well as the fact that the Fed had gone into damage control mode (staging town-hall meetings, opening itself up to Q& A sessions, defending its actions to Congress, etc.).

 

 

I also noted in a recent article that the triumvirate of Wall Street/ the Fed/ and US Politicians would be crumbling in the future as these three groups tried to shift the blame for what happened during 2008 from one to another in an attempt to divert public outrage.

 

Indeed, the only reason this process hasn’t already reached a fever pitch is because the benefits of not talking for most of those who were in on the corruption still outweigh the consequences of keeping their mouths shut.

 

This process has already changed for some players in the financial game: we have recently seen some minor players get taken down, but those have primarily been insider trading cases involving expert networks, hedge funds, and corporate directors.

 

The main issue or question is: when do we start seeing the real power players at the heart of the Financial Crisis come under scrutiny (what Blankfein is clearly anticipating by hiring a defense lawyer).

 

By the look of things, it’s coming sooner rather than later:

 

            Lehman Brothers Subpoenas Geithner In J.P. Morgan Fight

 

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (LEHMQ) and its creditors late Thursday said they want to subpoena Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to question him under oath over allegations J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., (JPM) illegally siphoned billions of dollars from the collapsing investment bank in the days before it filed for the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.

 

In a filing accompanying Lehman's filing, made in U.S. District Court in Washington, Lehman's official committee of unsecured creditors said Geithner has thus far refused to comply with an Aug. 9, 2011, subpoena, and it wants a court to force Geithner to give a deposition by a March 16 deadline.

 

"Despite being a crucial fact witness on these issues, Secretary Geithner has refused to appear at a deposition in accordance with a valid subpoena issued by the Committee," the committee's lawyers said in the filing. Geithner was president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at the time of the Lehman collapse.

 

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20120216-722070.html

 

This could represent a potential sea change in the legal environment in the US. It’s clear Geithner thought he could get out of this mess by virtue of the fact he’s among the highest level of the power elite. However, the announcement that he doesn’t expect Obama to keep him as Treasury Secretary may have changed this.

 

For one thing, it’s clear that Obama is trying to distance himself from Geithner for political reasons (more than one GOP candidate has stated Geithner should be fired). The real issue is whether it’s been decided that Geithner will be the one who gets the albatross hung around his neck.

 

It’s too early to know, but one thing is for certain, the litigation is beginning to shift from minor players to major players at the core of the Financial Crisis. Investors take note, this is a major shift and needs to be monitored as it will have major implications for market dynamics going forward.

 

Remember, the markets have been on life support from the Fed and Treasury ever since 2008 hit. If those behind that life support begin facing major legal trouble the aggressive “we will save the day” attitudes of the Fed et al may change.

 

And when this happens the life support will get pulled.

 

Make no mistake, we are heading into a Crisis that will make 2008 look like a joke. The money for all of these various programs (both in Europe and the US) simply isn’t there. So this time around we’re going to see stock crashes AS WELL as civil unrest, food shortages, and the like.

 

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Sat, 02/18/2012 - 10:15 | Link to Comment rsnoble
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For some reason that makes more sense this am when im sober. LOL.

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 09:57 | Link to Comment scrappycoco
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Sat, 02/18/2012 - 03:09 | Link to Comment Sandmann
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Sat, 02/18/2012 - 08:51 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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Fri, 02/17/2012 - 22:02 | Link to Comment max2205
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Sure

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 21:37 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Timmy was appointed Secretary of the Treasury after cheating on his taxes to the tune of the median U.S. annual salary.

How a crook like that can be appointed and then be expected to tell the truth under oath I have no clue.

Too bad we don't have magnetic tape anymore, as digital recordings and records are so much easier to alter or dispense with.

We can only hope and pray for justice, like the serfs and peasants of 1153 A.D.

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 22:14 | Link to Comment covert
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http://covert.mypressonline.com

 

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 21:26 | Link to Comment rsnoble
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"Indeed, the only reason this process hasn’t already reached a fever pitch is because the benefits of not talking for most of those who were in on the corruption still outweigh the consequences of keeping their mouths shut."

 

"not talking" "consequences of keeping their mouths shut"

Someone please explain the difference to me.

 

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 22:06 | Link to Comment Imminent Crucible
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It's not complicated. The benefits of not talking still outweigh the costs of not talking.

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 23:52 | Link to Comment Milestones
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Proof yourself!           Milestones

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 18:47 | Link to Comment Haddock
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Sat, 02/18/2012 - 08:32 | Link to Comment Widowmaker
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"It’s too early to know, but one thing is for certain, the litigation is beginning to shift from minor players to major players at the core of the Financial Crisis."

!! BULLLLLL -- SHIT !!  Not one fucking thing has changed, not one charge filed, nothing but inflation destroying savers for as far as the eye can see.

JUMP FUCKERS!

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 18:08 | Link to Comment Stuck on Zero
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Fri, 02/17/2012 - 18:01 | Link to Comment steve from virginia
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Nothing from Rosenberg lately (maybe he's dead).

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 22:22 | Link to Comment AN0NYM0US
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when is groundhog day?

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 17:31 | Link to Comment tsuki
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When Larry picked up his suitcase and took the bus outta town, I figured Geithner would be the goat.

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 17:15 | Link to Comment mc_LDN
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Last trick in the book is always - war. If they go defcon 5 no-one will notice anything, Distraction here - nothing to see - move along please.

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 04:46 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Defcon 5 - Business as usual

Defcon 4 - Yo, heads up!

Defcon 3 - Gas up the planes!

Defcon 2 - Pilots, strap yourselves in!

Defcon 1 - Missiles in the air (INCOMING!!!)

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Fri, 02/17/2012 - 15:31 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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By the time any of these cases see any sembelence of justice, it will be far too late to matter.

To me, it sounds just like the shocking headlines on 9/10/2001.

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 15:41 | Link to Comment true brain
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