by Chris Powell
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
Surreptitious intervention in the gold market by the U.S. government is the target of legislation introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Alex X. Mooney, R-West Virginia.
In a letter to House colleagues seeking support for his Gold Reserve Transparency Act, H.R. 2559, Mooney writes: “Because there are concerns the U.S. Treasury may have sold, swapped, leased, or otherwise placed encumbrances upon some of America’s gold, H.R. 2559 also requires a full accounting of any and all sales, purchases, disbursements, or receipts; a full accounting of any and all encumbrances, including due to lease, swap, or similar transactions in existence or entered into in the past 15 years; and an analysis of the sufficiency of the measures taken to ensure the physical security of such reserves.”