02/15/2011 09:07 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bernanke Would Defend Lehman Actions to His `Deathbed'

"I will maintain to my deathbed, that we made every effort to save Lehman, but we were just unable to do so because of a lack of legal authority," Bernanke said, referring to the 2008 failure that intensified a crisis that Bernanke said was the worst in history, according to an 89-page transcript of the interview by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

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