In his new book BAILOUT: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street, Neil Barofsky, who was the inspector general in charge of oversight of TARP in 2009, describes several of his encounters with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner while supervising TARP.
When Barofsky suggested to Geithner in 2009 that he was not being transparent regarding TARP, Turbo Timmy responded with a profanity laced tirade that was so violent Barofsky claims that he thought Geithner ‘was going to throttle me‘.
Some of the more memorable Geithner quotes from Barofsky:
“Neil, I have been the most f***ing transparent secretary of the Treasury in this country’s entire f***ing history!” As if that wasn’t enough Geithner continued
‘No one has ever made the banks disclose the type of s**t that I made them disclose after the stress tests. No one! And now you’re saying that I haven’t been f***ing transparent?‘
We can’t wait till Geither is questioned regarding his role in LIEBORGATE.
Timothy Geithner Peppered TARP Inspector General Barofsky With F-Bombs: Book “I never would have imagined that one day one of the most powerful government officials in the world would be dropping f-bombs on me.”
That’s Neil Barofsky’s response to being on the receiving end of an epic tantrum by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in the fall of 2009, after Barofsky dared to suggest that Geithner had perhaps not been the most transparent Treasury secretary in the entire history of the country.
Warning: Sailor talk ahoy!
“Neil, I have been the most fucking transparent secretary of the Treasury in this country’s entire fucking history!” Geithner erupted, in an episode that had Barofsky wondering if Geithner was going to “throttle” him. At the time, Barofsky was the special inspector general in charge of oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Read More: