Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Federal Reserve Governor Has Made Three Separate Donations To Hillary Clinton

For the record.

According to Bloomberg, current Fed Governor Lael Brainard gave $750 in three contributions to Hillary Clinton’s campaign between November and January, according to Federal Election Commission records.

Notes Bloomberg, "Donations to a presidential candidate by a senior policy maker are unusual."

No other Fed governor has donated to a presidential candidate in this election cycle.

Brainard was an Obama administration appointee to a top Treasury post before she joined the Fed. She worked as the principal policy advisor to Treasury Secretary Geithner on international economic matters.

Brainard also was for a time Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management,.She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Aspen Strategy Group.
Brainard's husband, Kurt Campbell, was formerly a top adviser to Clinton when she was secretary of state, serving as assistant secretary for east Asian and Pacific affairs.  He is the chairman and CEO of The Asia Group, LLC, which he founded in February 2013.


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