Skip to comments.Former Treasury Secty Tim Geithner Claims White House Asked Him to Lie During TV interviews: Book
Posted on 05/13/2014 12:04:39 AM PDT by lbryce
Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner alleges in a new memoir that the White House asked him to lie during television appearances.
Geithner, who led the Treasury Department from 2009 to 2013, said Obama administration officials routinely directed his talking points ahead of interviews scheduled on Sunday morning political talk shows.
I remember during one Roosevelt Room prep session before I appeared on the Sunday shows, I objected when Dan Pfeiffer wanted me to say Social Security didnt contribute to the deficit, Geithner wrote in his new memoir, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises. It wasnt a main driver of our future deficits, but it did contribute. Pfeiffer said the line was a dog whistle to the left, a phrase I had never heard before. He had to explain that the phrase was code to the Democratic base, signaling that we intended to protect Social Security.
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Ooooh! Obama told him to lie. And isn't that one of the Ten Commandments? First of all, that Obama told him to lie is not a very productive way to sell books. Tell us that Obama told someone NOT to lie, now that's money in the banks that Geithner, conspired, colluded, tipped off, protected, helped embezzle, and violated every single felonious banking law ever since banks first emerged. Telling you that he didn't pay income taxes is a commendation, high praise compared to what the thoroughly sinister, corrupt, duplicitous, scurrilous con man of all con men has managed to do.
He's the guy who rigged the prices on snake oil in a conspiracy against snake-oil salesmen.
I'm finding it extraordinarily difficult to say and can't believe I'm saying it, but I'm saying it anyway because in my gut that's how I feel but....but... but.....finding it very difficult to say it,so I'll say it quickly obamahasmoreofaconsciencethangeithner...
But Geithner has got to have some huge set to even ever show his ugly puss ever around anywhere.
Obama told him to lie. Well, one thing for sure, with a record of legal impunity that he's pulled off he sure hasn't got the slightest sort of imagination in writing some tell-all tome.
Geithner was way in deep into things that he wasn’t capable of handling. Toss on the politics, the bankers begging at his door, and limited background....he just wasn’t suited for the job. It’s like a AAA-player coming to the majors and can’t hit, but always looks in Yankee pinstripes.
A Liberal/Progressive (Democrat) lying is NOT news. A Liberal/Progressive (Democrat) telling the truth? Now THAT’S news!!
What a racist he is. And after all that the preezy did for him.
Their whole premise is, why tell the truth, when a lie will do?
Liberals are master of “dog whistles” they accuse Conservative for
Old TIMMY is NOW STATING that HIS book IS NOT TRUE!!! You just
can’t make this stuff up!!!!
so what is this game appointees are playing with us? lie thru their teeth while in office, laugh at soirees about duping the public, resign, write a book, and then they’re somehow untouchable because they’ve confessed in print and cleared their conscience?
I remember one Democrat politico official who got caught lying - trapped by his own memoirs. His explanation was “I lied to my memoirs.” No kidding.
Entirely believable. Democrats think of their constituents as good little lap dogs.
I don't believe I have ever read such bullsh!t. Her only 'ability' in that vein would be to reach out to RINOs who, of course, would take the reach around from any Democrat as long as their second-tier power was assured.
Heard of Josh Steiner?
In including this little fairy tale, he had nothing to lose, everything to gain. He was betting on Hillary winning in 2016. Not the best odds but still not having any way to know who would be the Republican or Democratic challengers, who might defeat her in the unknown future, she was the only one he could count on on being a candidate.
MEET THE KINGPINS OF CRIMINAL CHICAGO POLITICS The malevolent parasitic strain of Chicago criminals wasted no time.....the minute Obama/Valerie/Rahm/Axelrod/Geithner, and that diseased bunch, landed in DC they did two things that were apparently crucial to their evil plans
(a) they took control of the US Census;
(b) Obama placed his COS Rahm Emanuel in control of the US Dept of the Treasury (the IRS).
THE SMOKING GUN---WSJ REPORT--On Jan 20, 2009 Timothy Geithner was appointed Obama's Secy of the Treasury. But within three weeks, the Obama White House tightened its grip on Treasury. Obama put his COS, Rahm Emanuel, in charge of Treasury---Rahm Emanuel's dual role was an unusual move.
When he got to Treasury, WH COS Rahm Emanuel was so involved in the inner workings of the Treasury that the phrase "Rahm wants it" had become an unofficial mantra among subservient govt staffers, prostrate in obeisance, scurrying to accede to Rahm's wishes, according to Treasury government officials. Reported by WSJ / 05/31/09
More here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124113406528875137.html
THIS MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD shortly after quitting his powerful WH job as Obama's COS, Rahm held a presser declaring he "just remembered" he really, Really wanted to be Mayor of Chicago. Then Rahm announced he had magically "raised" $10 million for his campaign in "just a matter of weeks." (waiting for hysterical laughter to die down). Ya gotta wonder how much Wall Street Rahm wired offshore when Obama put him in charge of the entire US Treasury.
Rahm Emanuel takes over Chicago / May 16, 2011
EDITED EXCERPT .... an exciting time in the inbred world of Chicago Democratic politics.... Democratic don, Richard M. Daley ruled for 22 years, inheriting the mayoralty from his father, Mayor Richard J. Daley who held on for a generation. Now the ex-chief of staff of Chicagoan Barack Obama (once a state Senator, now president) was installed. US Treasury Secy Tim Geithner was there, and so was Chicagoan David Axelrod, an O team player.
BTW, Mayor Daley's former chief of staff, Valerie Jarrett, hired Obama's wife, Michelle, to work in Chicago City Hall.
Jarret is now ensconced as Obama's chief policy advisor. In Chicagoland vernacular, "chief policy advisor" means "wire-transfer artist".
Mayor Emanuel's innovative ways commenced early on---his organization was getting $50G's for the best seats at the inauguration (mmmm........that accounts for another couple million scammed from Treasury).
The mayoralty (and its--cough--"benefits") is a job Emanuel has coveted since he was a machine go-fer back in the 1980s.....before he became Bill Clinton's national campaign finance chairman and then a dual role as senior White House aide and Goldman Sachs lobbyist and then (gasp) becoming a multi-millionaire, thanks to a measly few months at a local investment firm...then a (gag) Congressman for four terms---then White House chief of staff for Obama that helped create the 2010 Republican House landslide.
Rahm Emanuel honored for being an outstanding mayor.
"I gotta get outta here. Valerie just wired $50 million federal bucks to the
Chicago Sewer Authority account. I gotta create backdated invoices and line
item payments to phantom employees on the Chicago payroll so Obama's
slush fund will be fattened up when he retires."
While I’d love to believe him, he’s got zero credibility.
Shocking... I am really looking forward to reading this book. I have one I’m finishing now and then it’s next on my list.
I’ve said this before, and gotten killed for it here, but I think Bernanke, Paulson and Geithner did an amazing job in 2008/2009.
EXCERPT---FOURTEEN TRILLION DOLLARS Behind The Real Size of the Obama Bailout; A guide to the abbreviations, acronyms, and obscure programs that make up the $14 trillion federal bailout of Wall Street
Mon Dec. 21, 2009 12:23 PM PST
The price tag for the Wall Street bailout is popularly put at $700 billion---the actual size of TARP--the Troubled Assets Relief Program. But TARP is just the best known program in an array of more than 30 overseen by Treasury Department and Federal Reserve that have paid out or put aside untraceable money to bail out financial firms and inject money into the markets.
To get a sense of the size of the real $14 trillion bailout, see MJ chart at web site. A guide to the pieces of the puzzle includes massive untraceable Treasury Department bailout programs.
In September 2008, the US Treasury (controlled by Obama/Emanuel) announced that it would insure the holdings of publicly offered money market mutual funds. According to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), these guarantees could have potentially cost the federal government more than $3 trillion [PDF].
Public-Private Investment Fund: This joint Treasury-Federal Reserve program bought toxic assets from banks and brokeragesas much as $5 billion of assets per firm. According to SIGTARP, the government's potential exposure from the PPIF is between $500 million and $1 trillion [PDF].
TARP: As part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the Treasury controlled by Obama/Emanuel made loans to or investments more than 750 banks and financial institutions. $650 billion has been paid out (not including HAMP; see below). As of December 21, 2009, $117.5 billion of that has been repaid.
LONG READ---go to web site to read more and checkout the shocking financial charts.
Man, oh man---that must have been some hefty payday for the Chicago criminals. They all promptly jetted off on another celebrated multi-million dollar tax-paid vacation to elite Martha's Vineyard or other island paradises ..... places where know-it-all liberals sip and whine about the their terrible burden of knowing whats really, really good for us peons.
All they did is kick the can down the road.
Are we supposed to believe the tax cheat now or then? Hmm.
Completely disagree wrt the financial crisis.
He was put there because he’d do what he was told. He had scant qualifications otherwise. He pretends to be scandalized now? I’m sure there were other requests not under discussion that would be far more damaging.
Asked... told... it’s such a fine line.