Now maybe someone could ask Treasury Secretary Geithner, for clarification.
He would tell you, "I'm not a regulator" or "I'm not a banker" or "I'm not a lawyer" but "I would be happy to get back to you, after I think it over!"
Here's the testimony Ken Lewis gave:
Q: Were you instructed not to tell your shareholders what the transaction was going to be?
A: I was instructed that 'We do not want a public disclosure.'
Q: Who said that to you?
Q: Had it been up to you would you [have] made the disclosure?
A: It wasn't up to me.
Q: Had it been up to you.
A: It wasn't.