Ahead of tomorrow's hearing on the hill, re: did Paulson, alone or with Bernanke, threaten to kill or at least just have Ken Lewis fired, CNBC reports that the former Treasury Secretary is saying "Bernanke did not direct a warning to BofA management" and that they were "never close" to removing Ken Lewis and his friends. Because it never would've come to that! You think after receiving a threat of professional/bodily harm from a man who could palm a basketball you're gonna pull any funny stuff? Don't even. Next question.