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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Paulson's Calendar: Meeting with Goldman Sachs Board in Moscow?

Editor's note: I'll save GS666 readers the commentary part. Point being, everyone has an agenda. These aren't two people hanging out together just for the hell of it. It's like the "conspiracy theories" write themselves. - JDA


Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson met privately with Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s board in Moscow last year and kept the occasion off his official calendar, according to a new book about the financial crisis.

Paulson, who was chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs before taking the Treasury post in 2006, arranged the meeting when he realized he’d be in the Russian city on business at the same time as the New York-based firm’s board was meeting there, according to Andrew Ross Sorkin’s“Too Big to Fail.”

In his almost two years leading the Treasury Department, Paulson had only had one other private event with a company’s board, attending a cocktail party hosted by BlackRock Inc., according to the book. The meeting with Goldman’s board in late June 2008 was deemed a “social event” to ensure it didn’t violate U.S. government ethics rules, the book said. Still, Paulson aide Jim Wilkinson asked John Rogers, the firm’s chief of staff, to keep the plans quiet, the book says.

Everyone knows the picture by now I'm sure. Whatever, I'm over it.


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