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Geithner Email: Told BofA Couldn't Back Out Of Merrill Lynch Acquisition

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Breaking News: Tim Geithner, Treasury Secretary, supposedly emailed telling BofA that they couldn't back out of acquiring Merrill Lynch, according to CNBC.

An email by Geithner telling BofA to close the deal would be a proverbial smoking gun, since BofA honcho Ken Lewis has said he was forced into buying the bank and not publicly revealing the poor financial shape that Merill Lynch was in, in the wake of pressure from the government.

More to come....