In another stunning act of resistance, Joe Biden has hired two former Goldman Sachs officials to his transition team, prompting more charges that he’s filling up the D.C. swamp again.
Politico reports that Biden has hired Eric Goldstein and Monica Maher to the Department of Homeland Security Review Team, and the National Security Council Review Team, respectively.
Goldstein is currently employed as Chief Risk Officer for Antares Capital, but worked 18 years as managing director in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman.
Maher is still Vice President of Cyber Threat Intelligence at Goldman.
The hires clearly show that Biden has zero intention of keeping Wall Street out of government.
Biden already hired former Obama economic adviser Brian Deese, who previously worked for BlackRock, head the National Economic council.
In addition, Biden has hired Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo, a former senior adviser for BlackRock, for the Treasury department.
These hires show without doubt that Biden’s previous promise to ‘crack down’ on Wall Street was horse shit of the purest grade, although anyone with half a brain always knew that was the case.
Indeed, Wall Street is apparently “very delighted” with Biden’s hires.
“Everybody I’ve talked to, including people on Wall Street, seem very delighted with the selections,” said Bruce Heyman, a former partner at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. “Nobody has said to me that this is really disappointing. In fact, it’s the opposite. They’ve just said, ‘This is great.’”