Following the Money: White House TARP Ties

Larry Summers, top economic adviser to Pres Obama made:

  • $2,700,000 in speaking fees from Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America Corp. and the now-defunct Lehman Brothers (financial crisis anyone?)
  • $5.2 million last year from D.E. Shaw, a hedge fund for which he served as managing director from October 2006

Thomas E. Donilon, Obama’s deputy national security adviser was paid:

  • $3.9 million last year by the power law firm O’Melveny & Myers to represent clients, including two firms that received federal bailout funds: Citigroup and Goldman Sachs
  • he’s a member of the Trilateral Commission and sits on the steering committee of the supersecret Bilderberg group


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