New York Sun: Time for Trump to fight for Judy Shelton

New York Sun: Time for Trump to fight for Judy Shelton from GATA

From The New York Sun
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Sen. John Thune’s comments today suggesting that Judy Shelton lacks in the Senate the votes to be confirmed as a governor of the Federal Reserve certainly strike us as important.

The latest version of the story, carried by Bloomberg, quotes Mr. Thune, the Republican whip in the upper chamber, as saying, “We’re still working on it,” adding: “It’s the Federal Reserve. It’s important. So obviously we want to get it done.”

We take that as a signal, to the White House as well as to the Senate, that it’s not over. Bloomberg’s Laura Litvan reports that Ms. Shelton is a priority for the White House, which is as it should be.

Not only because Senators Mitt Romney and Susan Collins have said they’ll vote against Ms. Shelton but because Sens. Lamar Alexander and Lisa Murkowski reportedly have yet to decide. …

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Chris Powell

The Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee was organized in the fall of 1998 to expose, oppose, and litigate against collusion to control the price and supply of gold and related financial instruments. The committee arose from essays by Bill Murphy, a financial commentator on the Internet (, and by Chris Powell, a newspaper editor in Connecticut. Murphy's essays reported evidence of collusion among financial institutions to suppress the price of gold. Powell, whose newspaper had been involved in antitrust litigation, replied with an essay proposing that gold mining and investor interests should act on Murphy's essays by bringing antitrust lawsuits against financial institutions involved in the collusion against gold. The response to these essays was so favorable that the committee was formed and formally incorporated in Delaware in January 1999. Murphy became chairman and Powell secretary and treasurer.