What Did Obama Tell Geithner about S&P?

The former Treasury secretary’s famous call came five minutes after a meeting in the Oval Office.

James Freeman The Wall Street Journal 2/25/2014

Last month we wrote about the threatening phone call from then-Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner to the head of the parent company of Standard & Poor’s after S&P downgraded the U.S. […]

Justice Department and States to Sue Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service For Fraudulently Rating Mortgage Bonds

Orin Kerr The Volokh Conspiracy 2/4/2013

The New York Times Dealbook blog has news of an important new case likely to be filed soon:

The Justice Department, along with state prosecutors, plans to file civil charges against Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service, accusing the firm of fraudulently rating mortgage bonds that led to the financial […]