TARP Inspector General Neal Barofksy Reppin' For His Government Official Bros

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Neil Barofsky, the special government inspector general assigned to oversee the Troubled Asset Relief Program, said Thursday he will be issuing audits of various bailout transactions, including government assistance provided to Bank of America in connection with its acquisition of Merrill Lynch. He said his office is also conducting an investigation involving Bank of America.
"I would caution anyone from leaping to too many conclusions about what Secretary Paulson or Chairman Bernanke said until we've looked at all the facts and reported on them," Barofsky, who said he witnessed Lewis' testimony, told the economic panel. "The conclusion that one may draw that it's black and white that there was an order from the United States government not to disclose this information, I don't think it's as crystal clear."

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