Focusing on Geithner: Rep. Elijah Cummings wants Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, center, to take to the stand about AIG.
Back in 2008, when Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was just the lowly president of the New York Federal Reserve, he was involved in some interactions with embattled insurance giant AIG that apparently resulted in AIG withholding important information from the public. Now Geithner’s under pressure from at least one concerned member of Congress to testify about this matter. —KA
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner should testify before Congress about efforts by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to limit American International Group Inc.’s disclosures of payments to banks, a House Democrat said.
Representative Elijah Cummings of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee called for an investigation and hearing into what information was withheld from the public at the New York Fed’s request in 2008, when Geithner led the regulator. E-mails obtained by Congress include New York Fed requests that the bailed-out insurer withhold documents from public filings and delay disclosures about payments to banks to retire credit-default swaps, Bloomberg News reported yesterday.