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Liesman: Bernanke Never Pressured Ken Lewis To Shut It On The Merrill Deal

CNBC's Steve Liesman reports a government official denies that the Federal Reserve chairman ever told Ken Lewis not to disclose the Merrill losses prior to the deal going through. Which is all well and good and nice to hear but I think we all knew the soft-spoken professor was not the one shoving Lewis in meat locker and threatening in, no uncertain terms, bodily harm to his person if he failed to zip the lip. That would be a job best left to a slightly more intimidating figure.