Sam Bankman-Fried has indicated on Twitter that he will not be prepared to testify in front of the US House Financial Services Committee on December 13th. Bankman-Fried stated he would feel ready enough to testify at a later date.
Rep. Waters, and the House Committee on Financial Services:— SBF (@SBF_FTX) December 4, 2022
Once I have finished learning and reviewing what happened, I would feel like it was my duty to appear before the committee and explain.
I'm not sure that will happen by the 13th. But when it does, I will testify. https://t.co/c0P8yKlyQt
Maxine Waters, the well known Democratic Congresswoman, leads the Financial Services Committee and received campaign donations from Sam Bankman-Fried.
As you can see from Bankman-Fried's tweet, Waters treats him not as a financial criminal, but as an unfortunate fallen CEO.
Earlier this week, Bankman-Fried did a series of soft-ball interviews with George Stephanopoulos and Andrew Ross-Sorkin among other mainstream journalists. Viewers noted how Bankman-Fried continually faced down and took long pauses before answering questions in all of his interviews.
Ross-Sorkin, in particular, seemed to respect Bankman-Fried, and thanked him for doing his interview for the New York Times. You could've watched this financial criminal talk with Ross-Sorkin for a whopping $2500 a ticket. It's hard to understand why anyone would pay this amount for an online interview, since Bankman-Fried was in the Bahamas.
What's obvious, is that Bankman-Fried has the establishment wrapped around his finger, even after what he did to innocent customers.