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Tim Geithner’s “Financial Crisis” Declassified Phone Log Released

Courtesy of Tyler Durden

Politico has obtained the phone log of conversations performed by then FRBNY President Tim Geithner during the period of the financial crisis, or specifically September 14, 2008 through the end of the year. Some of the people called include (many of them repeatedly) pretty much all the usual suspects:

  • Robert Rubin
  • Lloyd Blankfein
  • Larry Summers
  • Hank Paulson
  • Jamie Dimon
  • Ben Bernanke
  • Dick Fuld
  • Larry Fink

And also… who is the mysterious ex-Goldmanite Dan Jester and why was he, together with Hank Paulson, the first two people Tim calls the day Lehman files?

As for the phone list, focusing on Wednesday, September 17th, two days after the Lehman failure, and the day when the money markets seize the order of calls is as follows:

  • 10:54 pm – Larry Summers
  • 10:50 pm – Scott Alvarez (of restructuring firm A&M, subsequently retained to reorganize Lehman)
  • 10:36 pm – Jim Wilkinson
  • 10:11 pm – Don Kohn (our next Federal Reserve Chairman pro tem)
  • 9:34 pm – Jeff Immelt
  • 8:19 pm – Don Kohn
  • 8:13 pm – Cathy Cassidy
  • 7:30 pm – Hank Paulson
  • 7:07 pm – Lloyd Blankfein
  • 6:58 pm – Lloyd Blankfein
  • 6:47 pm – Rodgin Cohen
  • 6:42 pm – Bob Steel
  • 6:31 pm – Jamie Dimon
  • 6:27 pm – Bob Greenhill
  • 6:25 pm – Hank Paulson
  • 5:45 pm – Ben Bernanke/Don Kohn
  • 5:30 pm – Don Kohn
  • 5:14 pm – Chris Cox
  • 5:09 pm – Chris Cox
  • 5:03 pm – Ed Liddy
  • 5:01 pm – Don Kohn
  • 4:47 pm – Paulson
  • 4:27 pm – Mike Neal/Cathy Cassidy
  • 4:23 pm – Robert Rubin
  • 4:15 pm – Bob Kelly
  • 4:11 pm – Bill Dudley
  • 4:00 pm – Jeff Immelt
  • 2:29 pm – Jamie Dimon
  • 2:20 pm – Don Kohn
  • 2:10 pm – Bob Kelly
  • 1:46 pm – Don Kohn
  • 1:19 pm – Blankfein
  • 12:49 pm – Paulson
  • 12:15 pm – Paulson
  • 12:10 pm – Bernanke
  • 10:41 am – Peter Fisher
  • 10:39 am – Paulson
  • 10:35 am – Ken DeRegt(Morgan Stanley risk management)
  • 10:33 am – Paulson
  • 10:29 am – Chris Cox
  • 9:41 am – Paulson
  • 9:40 am – Warsh
  • 9:32 am – Michelle Smith
  • 8:18 am – Dan Jester (Goldman Sachs)
  • 8:17 am – Dan Jester
  • 8:17 am – John Mack
  • 8:16 am – Jamie Dimon
  • 8:15 am – Jamie Dimon
  • 8:10 am – Sheila Bair
  • 7:59 am – Larry Fink
  • 7:56 am – John Thain
  • 7:49 am – Brian Leach
  • 7:48 am – Paulson
  • 7:44 am – Blankfein
  • 7:39 am – Dimon
  • 7:31 am – Chris Cox
  • 7:22 am – Paulson

And here is the call log from September 15, the day Lehman files:

  • 9:05 pm – Tony Ryan & Don Kohn
  • 8:18 pm – Michelle Smith
  • 7:56 pm – Hank Paulson
  • 7:15 pm – Governor Shirakawa, Bank of Japan
  • 6:34 pm – Hillary Clinton
  • 6:20 pm – Hank Paulson
  • 6:20 pm – Don Kohn
  • 6:16 pm – Paulson
  • 6:07 pm – Bob Kelly
  • 5:52 pm – Dan Jester
  • 5:38 pm – Peter Fischer, Blackrock
  • 5:32 pm – Lloyd Blankfein
  • 5:04 pm – Dan Jester
  • 4:58 pm – David Patterson
  • 4:23 pm – Peter Kraus
  • 4:04 pm – Bernanke
  • 3:58 pm – Brady Dougan/CS
  • 3:57 pm – Dan Jester
  • 3:52 pm – Bob Diamond
  • 3:49 pm – John Thain
  • 3:40 pm – Jeff Immelt
  • 3:36 pm – Hank Greenberg
  • 3:31 pm – Meg Mcdonnell
  • 3:27 pm – Meg Mcdonnell
  • 3:23 pm – Larry Fink
  • 3:05 pm – Lee Sachs
  • 2:52 pm – Bernanke
  • 2:37 pm – Paulson
  • 2:34 pm – Vik Pandit
  • 12:10 pm – Bernanke
  • 1:45 am – Calum McCarthy
  • 1:42 am – Barry Zubrow
  • 1:28 am – Jamie Dimon
  • 12:43 pm – Jeff Lacker
  • 12:38 pm – Hildebrand
  • 12:30 pm – Paul Volcker
  • 11:50 am – Chris Cox
  • 11:27 am – Peter Petterson
  • 11:21 am – Charles O’Byrne
  • 10:59 am – Jerry Corrigan
  • 10:50 am – Michael Bloomberg
  • 10:36 am – Eric Dinallo
  • 10:30 am – Hank Paulson
  • 10:25 am – Chuck Schumer
  • 10:19 am – Bob Willumstad
  • 9:56 am – Jerry Corrigan
  • 8:51 am – Shirakawa
  • 8:05 am – Paulson
  • 7:38 am – Jean-Claude Trichet
  • 7:30 am – Dan Jester/Hank Paulson

We are currently going thru the full list.

 

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