Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Eliot Spitzer: Geithner, Bernanke “Complicit” in Financial Crisis and Should Go
DemocracyNow!'s Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales are granted an extended interview with former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer about the financial crisis and how it was handled by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Before becoming governor, Spitzer was known as the "Sheriff of Wall Street" for his vigorous legal actions against ponzi schemers and brokers profiting from manipulating the financial markets. In the present interview, Spitzer states that Bernanke and Geithner “actually built and participated in creating the structure that now has collapsed” and calls on them to be replaced. Spitzer also talks about the scandal that erupted last year that forced him to resign as governor.