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Gary Cohn: “I Can’t Guarantee” Taxes Won’t Go Up For The Middle Class

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 28, 2017 11:52 AM While proclaiming that “the biggest winners will be everyday American workers,” President Trump’s top economic adviser, Gary Cohn told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that he can’t guarantee that taxes won’t go up for some middle-class families under the administration’s sweeping tax overhaul. “The biggest winners will be the everyday American workers as […]

What Trump Told Yellen In The Oval Office (Next To Gary Cohn)

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jun 13, 2017 11:34 AM In an otherwise quiet morning as we await Jeff Sessions’ testimony, a WSJ article is making the rounds which recounts the interactions between Trump and Janet Yellen – who it turns out were born two months apart in neighboring boroughs of New York City – according to which […]

What Trump Told Yellen In The Oval Office (Next To Gary Cohn)

In an otherwise quiet morning as we await Jeff Sessions’ testimony, a WSJ article is making the rounds which recounts the interactions between Trump and Janet Yellen – who it turns out were born two months apart in neighboring boroughs of New York City – according to which despite Donald Trump’s fierce criticisms of the […]

Gary Cohn “Would Love To Be” Next Fed Chairman: Report

One month ago we reported that according to Beacon Policy Advisors, a new name had emerged as potential replacement to Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve: that of former Goldman COO and current Trump National Economic Council advisor Gary Cohn. “The buzz among those who claim Cohn confides in them is that he […]

Trump Nominates Another Goldman Banker For Key Treasury Position

In the latest creeping takeover by Goldman Sachs of the White House, overnight the White House announced that Donald Trump will nominate another Goldman Sachs banker, James Donovan, for a key financial post as deputy Treasury secretary, the White House said on Tuesday, adding another alumnus of the Wall Street investment bank to his administration. […]

“Civil War” Breaks Out At White House Over Trade… And Goldman Is Winning

Earlier this week, when we discussed Peter Navarro’s jarring op-ed in the WSJ in which he alleged that the persistent US trade deficit “would put US national security in jeopardy”, we said that “a better question than what is Navarro’s purpose by writing it, is why he is writing it, and does his use of […]

White House Denies Axios’ Report Which Denied Reuters Report About Trump’s Border Tax

Around noon today, retail stocks jumped after Axios reported that Trump’s econ advisor Gary Cohn was opposing a House version of the Border Adjustment Tax, giving hope to retailers who were battered following yesterday’s Reuters interview in which Trump said that he supports “some form” of border tax.  The result, as we observed earlier, was […]

45 Trillion Reasons Why Gary Cohn Has Recused Himself From All Goldman Matters

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Feb 23, 2017 12:08 PM Goldman’s former President and COO, who was recently picked to be Trump’s chief economic advisor as head of the National Economic Council, will recuse himself from any matters directly involving his former employer, the White House told the Financial Times. The topic emerged when the FT learned […]

Trump Concerned There Are Too Many “Goldman Guys” On His Team

Two days after democratic senators Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein, asking if Goldman effectively runs the country through its extensive alumni links at the Trump administration, and requesting details on “lobbying” activities in the bank related to review of the Dodd-Frank Act and the Obama-era fiduciary rule […]

Gary Cohn’s Parting Gift From Goldman: An Accelerated $124 Million

Leaving Goldman Sachs to work for the government has always been a lucrative career move: eight years ago, it allowed former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson to sell $500 million in Goldman stock tax free, and now its the turn of Gary Cohn, Goldman’s former COO and president, who is leaving to join Trump’s cabinet, who […]