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Here’s the Proof the Federal Government Is Overtly Lying to the Public about Wall Street’s Derivatives

Here’s the Proof the Federal Government Is Overtly Lying to the Public about Wall Street’s Derivatives

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: September 6, 2019 ~ Based on every meaningful investigation into the epic financial crash of 2008 that resulted in the worst economic crisis in the U.S. since the Great Depression, derivatives that were concentrated at Wall Street’s largest banks played a central role in the crisis. And yet, 11 years later, neither Federal regulators nor Congress have meaningfully reined in these risks. Three years ago we reported on President Obama’s press conference of March 7, 2016 where Obama overtly misled the American people about how Wall Street banks were complying with the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation that mandated that the banks’ trillions of dollars in dangerous derivatives be centrally cleared rather than traded as opaque private contracts between two counterparties. President Obama stated during this press conference that “you have clearinghouses that account for the vast majority of trades taking place.” That wasn’t … Continue reading