Diamond Could Face Congress

    Robert "Bob" Diamond, former chief executive officer of Barclays Plc, leaves Portcullis House in London, U.K., on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Diamond, who gave evidence to the Treasury Select Committee today, resigned as chief executive officer after regulators fined the bank 290 million pounds ($453 million) for attempting to rig the London interbank offered rate (Libor). Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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    Looks like facing British Parliament could be the warm-up act for Bob Diamond. The former Barclays CEO—who resigned last week amid allegations that his bank fixed British mortgage rates—could be called to testify before Congress, sources said on Wednesday. The Senate banking committee and the House financial services committee are both reportedly gathering information about the scandal and could call Diamond to testify after the summer recess. Senator Tim Johnson, chairman of the Senate banking committee, said on Tuesday that they will be questioning Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on the Barclays scandal. The U.S. Justice Department is already investigating the scandal.

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