09/08/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ethics Questions Linger Over Paulson's Calls To Goldman During Financial Crisis

Before he became President George W. Bush's Treasury secretary in 2006, Henry M. Paulson Jr. agreed to hold himself to a higher ethical standard than his predecessors. He not only sold all his holdings in Goldman Sachs, the investment bank he had run, but also specifically said that he would avoid any substantive interaction with Goldman executives for his entire term unless he first obtained an ethics waiver from the government.

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