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Powell: I haven't spoken to Biden in two years, and I haven't noticed any cognitive decline before

2024-07-11 05:54:54
Federal Reserve Chairperson Jerome Powell said he saw no signs of mental or cognitive decline in his calls or meetings with President Biden. They last spoke more than two years ago. Rep. Mike Lawler asked Powell if he had had any private meetings with Biden since their public meeting in May 2022. "I haven't met with him," Powell said. "He's not scheduled to meet with me, and I certainly don't plan to. It's not surprising that he hasn't met with the president in the near future, because the Fed is an independent agency, and Biden has always respected that." Asked if he had noticed any signs of mental or cognitive decline in the president's interactions with the two men, Powell said he had not.