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February 01, 2021

Handmaiden to Oligarchs Janet Yellin Breaches Ethics Pledge To Recuse Herself Even to Avoid "the Appearance of Conflict of Interest" Just a Couple of Weeks After Pledging It

The ink isn't even dry on her promise to avoid conflicts of interest.

These people join government primarily for the purpose of creating policy precisely when they do have conflicts of interest -- precisely when they will benefit financially from their own actions.

These people aren't getting rich on civil servants' salaries.

President Biden's Treasury Secretary – Janet Yellen – signed an ethics agreement on December 29, 2020. By the end of January, she had already broken it.


Within two weeks of the Biden regime taking power, however, Yellen was embroiled in an ongoing scandal surrounding GameStop shares and the companies who sought to profit by billions by first short-selling the stock, then attempting to lock retail users out of apps like Robinhood.

Yellen, 74, was described by Press Secretary Jen Psaki as, "monitoring the situation."

But Yellen took hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees from entities such as Citadel, one of the hedge funds seeking to benefit from manipulating the market while others are locked out.

In fact Yellen's ethics agreement specifically mentions Citadel, which she took nearly a million dollars from in recent years.

Section 6 of her ethics agreement states that Yellen must receive a written authorization to participate personally and substantially in any particular matter involving parties such as Citadel. But Psaki insists Yellen is already dealing with the matter, and "monitoring the situation." This falls under the description of "actual or apparent conflict of interest."

Section 7 also forbids her from participating in decision-making about any matter she has a financial stake in.

But do read the article.

They are now acting with the brazen, open, swaggering corruption of people who do not intend to permit a free and fair election which might bring them accountability, ever again.

Also, this is funny: Circle back, circle back.

(Via Rumble.)

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