Timothy Geithner presses for Dominique Strauss-Kahn to step aside
The US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is facing charges of sexual assault, is obviously "not in a position to run" the International Monetary Fund. Mr. Geithner urged the IMF to formally designate an interim head. Mr. Strauss-Kahn is being detained at the infamous Rikers Island prison in New York for the attempted rape of an hotel maid. He denies the allegations. While this is the first time a top official from Obama's administration has publicly spoke of Mr. Strauss-Kahn, nothing was said about the case or the details of the charges.
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