FT reports that Lloyd Blankfein (GS) made a series of calls to clients yesterday to defend the...

|By:, SA News Editor

FT reports that Lloyd Blankfein (GS) made a series of calls to clients yesterday to defend the firm from what he sees as politically-motivated charges that ultimately would "hurt America." Blankfein told one person that a female staffer at ACA knew Paulson intended to bet against the transaction, which would contradict SEC charges.