By Ted Butler
Every once in a while, someone utters a statement that suddenly galvanizes the issue at hand. That’s the first thing that came to my mind when I read of the US Attorney General’s words before a Senate hearing this week.
In a blinding moment of clarity, the answer to the whole “why isn’t the CFTC doing anything about the silver manipulation and JPMorgan’s stranglehold on the price” question flashed for all to see. Mr. Holder’s words couldn’t be any clearer and fit perfectly with the now-consensus view held by those who know that JPMorgan is manipulating the price of silver. The reason the CFTC is allowing JPMorgan to continue with their illegal behavior in silver is because the bank is too dam* big and powerful to rein in for fear of the unintended consequences. [Read more...]