Trump’s pick for the Federal Reserve Board, Stephen Moore, is making headlines again and now questions are being raised in regards to his qualifications for being anywhere near this country’s bank system.
Moore was held in contempt of court in 2012 over failing to pay more than $300,000 in alimony and child support. This is in addition to reporting within just this past week, about his IRS troubles from 2014.
This news comes from The Guardian and states that Moore is in hot water over this money, which is owed to his ex-wife, Allison Moore, as a result of their divorce.
To make Moore’s litany of issues even steeper, The Guardian has reported that the judge overseeing the alimony case has recommended that he sale his house to satisfy his debt. Once Moore paid two-thirds of the debt, his ex-wife halted the sale of his home, the report notes.
Moore has been in Trump’s inner-circle for awhile now, byway of his fan-boying all-things Trump; from commentary he’s made in various interviews, opinion pieces he’s written for numerous news outlets regarding the economy, and his latest book that is all about Trump’s economy, titled “Trumponomics” (Released in 2018).Moore was also one of Trump’s 2016 campaign advisors.
It is also worth noting that Moore has been tied to creating a controversial political group with a man who has been charged with fraud, Paul Erikson. The plot thickens: Erikson’s girlfriend is the infamous Russian agent Maria Butina, who has been accused of conspiring with Russia to forge ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other conservative groups, prior to the 2016 Presidential Election.
Per the Los Angeles Times:
‘Butina admitted to working with an American political operative, under the direction of a former Russian senator and deputy governor of Russia’s central bank, to forge relationships with officials at the National Rifle Assn., conservative leaders, and 2016 U.S. presidential candidates, including Donald Trump, whose rise to the Oval Office she presciently predicted to her Russian contact.’
As reported earlier this week, Stephen and Allison’s marriage went south sometime before August of 2010, when he was alleged to have caused Allison “emotional and psychological abuse.” As a result, Allison was granted a divorce in May of 2011, officially ending the couple’s 20-year marriage.
From The Guardian:
‘Moore has lamented the steady decline in US marriage numbers, asserting in an October 2014 article that “intact families” were important for the economy and criticising “those who cheer divorce as a form of women’s liberation”.
‘Concluding the article, he called for a “personal and national commitment to sturdy families” and strong parenting as part of a “culture of virtue” aimed at saving the American economy from what he called a path of decline.’
It is pretty evident, by now, that Stephen Moore is nowhere close to being qualified for the role of Federal Reserve Board, regardless of matter how many pro-Trump books he pens.
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