Donald Trump tells Mnuchin to use the Treasury against Bitcoin

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Dates on Trump File reflect when something happens, not when it’s first reported.

Sometime in May, Donald Trump tells Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to “go after Bitcoin,” according to then-national security adviser John Bolton.

Trump’s order comes during discussions about how to hurt China financially. He’s been led to believe that clamping down on the trading and selling of internet currency might help.

This conversation is revealed in Bolton’s 2020 book, The Room Where It Happened.

Following the 2020 election, the Trump administration unleashes several unexpected regulations against cryptocurrency in what some call a push for “financial surveillance.”

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Yahoo! / Benzina (Archived)

Bitcoin.com (Archived)

Tech Crunch (Archived)

Bolton Book, Amazon

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Dates on Trump File reflect when something happens, not when it’s first reported.

Sometime in May, Donald Trump tells Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to “go after Bitcoin,” according to then-national security adviser John Bolton.

Trump’s order comes during discussions about how to hurt China financially. He’s been led to believe that clamping down on the trading and selling of internet currency might help.

This conversation is revealed in Bolton’s 2020 book, The Room Where It Happened.

Following the 2020 election, the Trump administration unleashes several unexpected regulations against cryptocurrency in what some call a push for “financial surveillance.”

External Sources

Yahoo! / Benzina (Archived)

Bitcoin.com (Archived)

Tech Crunch (Archived)

Bolton Book, Amazon

Photo: Bermix Studio

NOTE FROM TF

Some files are incomplete as the site is still young and Trump world moves fast. Please use the source links to read further if a topic interests you or if you doubt its authenticity. I plan to go back and build on every file in the future.

If there is content you’d like to add context to or something that should be corrected, please contact us by clicking here or email us at trumpfile@protonmail.com

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