Lewis' "legal team" (maybe Ken Lewis himself) has apparently said:
"If this thing goes to trial you can expect both Paulson and Bernanke to be on the witness list." If he's going down, he's bringing them down, too.
Paulson and Bernanke in the dock? That's worth a Youtube. Or a dozen Youtubes, especially if they get fitted for orange jumpsuits.
And let me be clear: I believe they should be. Arm-twisting is one thing, but I suspect there's more than enough dirt to fit these guys (and probably Geithner too) for an "orange blossom special."
If this is Cuomo's strategy - charge Lewis and roll him to get to people higher up - it works for me, irrespective of whether it happens by Lewis rolling over or whether we do it the old-fashioned way - Lewis subpoenas them as hostile witnesses.
Either way I'll take it, and if that's what we have to do to find some justice in this whole sordid mess all I can say is "it's about damn time."
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