Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, one of the more prominent anti-crypto voices in the United States Congress, has called on Jerome Powell to recuse himself amid an internal probe at the Federal Reserve.Speaking to reporters in Washington D.C.
on March 15, Warren said Powell had led “the de-regulatory movement” at the Fed potentially touching upon some of the conditions that had led to the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank.
The Fed chair called for a “thorough, transparent, and swift review” of its activities on March 13 following the bank’s shutdown by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation.“For this review to have any credibility at all, chair Powell has to recuse himself,” said Warren. “He is the one who not only presided over the Fed, who not only came to Congress and answered questions from me and from others about this de-regulatory move, but actually led it.”The senator added: Barr announced he would be leading a review of the Fed’s supervision and regulation of Silicon Valley Bank, to be released on May 1.
The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission have also reportedly announced their own probes related to some of the bank’s executives selling stock in the weeks leading up to the closure.Read more on cointelegraph.com