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Michael van der Galien

Geithner Faces Hearing Over AIG Rescue

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Posted on January 9 2010 5:00 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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The White House was forced to defend Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as he faced new questions — and a congressional hearing — into his role in the rescue of American International Group Inc.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Mr. Geithner wasn’t involved in controversial emails, released Thursday by Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) that suggest the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, while headed by Mr. Geithner, pressured AIG not to disclose large payments it made to banks at the height of the financial crisis.

Read the whole thing at the Wall Street Journal.

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