Only in America can one submit false tax returns, hold meetings at the NY Fed with the agenda of manipulating LIBOR rates, and leak FOMC interest rate policy announcements prior to their release to your bankster buddies, be caught in all 3 above crimes, and be made a distinguished fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations rather than a resident of a NY penitentiary.
Perhaps the CFR should consider looking up the dictionary definition of distinguished:
1. Successful, authoritative, and commanding great respect.
2. Dignified in conduct or appearance.
Exactly what comes to mind when one thinks of Mr. Turbo-Tax Geithner.
From the CFR:
Timothy F. Geithner, the 75th Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, will join the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) later this month as a distinguished fellow. Geithner, who was previously a senior fellow at CFR in 2001, will be based at the organization’s headquarters in New York.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tim back to the Council on Foreign Relations,” said CFR President Richard N. Haass. “Both at Treasury and at the New York Federal Reserve, Tim was a tireless, creative, and responsible custodian of the public trust. His coming to CFR only strengthens our capacity to produce thoughtful analysis of issues at the intersection of economic, political, and strategic developments.”
As President Obama’s treasury secretary, Geithner played a central role in formulating U.S. domestic and international economic policy for the past four years. He was a principal architect of the president’s strategy to avert economic collapse and to reform the financial system, while also tackling a broad set of international economic challenges. He served in this position from January 26, 2009 through January 25, 2013.
As Turbo Timmy recently stated that there was no chance of him replacing Bernanke as Fed Chairmen if Bernanke steps down at the end of his current term, we expect that Geithner won’t be in his new position at the CFR long before he is called back into official action by his Goldman masters.
In the meantime, Jack Lew has some mighty big shoes to fill.