“I would certainly hope not,” said Powell.
In response to Porter’s question about what Powell discussed with Bezos, Trump, Kushner, Conway and Dimon at the party, Powell said he did not speak to any of those individuals. Instead, Powell said he was there to escort his son and his daughter-in-law, who are newly married, and he introduced the couple to General James Mattis, Trump’s former defense secretary.
“I would suggest that attendance at this kind of event with these kinds of people is inconsistent with what I would otherwise commend you on,” said Porter.
Congressman Warren Davidson came to Powell’s defense at the three-hour hearing, where the Fed chair delivered his semiannual testimony to Congress.
“I don’t know we want to say just because you’re at event somehow this is nefarious,” said Davidson, the Ohio Republican, noting that lawmakers also attend such events. “The way that these things are linked for political motives is embarrassingly partisan and bad.”
Source : Nbcnewyork