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U.S. House Committee Leader Countered SBF’s Excuse to Dishonor Invitation



U.S. House Committee Leader Countered SBF's excuse to Dishonor Invitation

Following the recent response of the former FTX Boss Sam Bankman-Fried that he might not honour the House Finance Services Committee hearing slated for Dec. 13, the committee’s chair Maxine Waters has countered him, stressing that he must show up. 

Waters enjoined SBF to attend the hearing because the information he has shared in recent times while attending virtual interviews are enough testimony. 

However, she stressed that hearing from SBF at the congress is very fundamental given the huge damages that the FTX collapse had inflicted on millions of people. She maintained that his testimony will not only be helpful to the members of congress, but the American people in general. 

Waters, being the head of the U.S. House Finance Services Committee, will preside over the hearing scheduled for Dec. 13th, but the meeting will be insignificant if SBF is not present at the meeting. 


Moreover, Waters disclosed that it is not necessary that SBF has comprehensive details since there will be room for further hearing on the matter.

Reacting to the development, popular dogecoin influencer, Shibetoshi Nakamoto, urged the U.S. House committee to subpoena SBF instead of persuading him. 

SBF’s Stance on House Hearings

While SBF has not attended or honored any invitation since the collapse of FTX, he had taken part in many media interviews such as the New York Times (NYT) Deal Book Summit

Surprisingly, he had stylishly declined on Dec. 2 to honour Congress invitation on the premise that he is yet to completely understand and review issues that led to the FTX collapse. 

Meanwhile, SBF’s reaction has shocked the entire crypto community with several individuals mocking and criticizing him. Blockchain Association Head of Policy and U.S. Attorney Jake Chervinsky asserted that he was trying to avert lying under oath. 

In the same vein, popular libertarian financial blog owner, Zerohedge, mocked SBF stressing that he was trying to dictate the tune to the lawmakers.