Fallen crypto knight Sam Bankman-Fried is set to appear at New York Times Summit-Deal Book next week, joining USA Former Vice President Mike Pence, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerburg, Ukraine President Volodymer Zelensky and Isreal Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu.
This is surprising since the tumultuous collapse of FTX into bankruptcy. The exchange which he founded and once led has since been rattled with alleged mishandling of customer funds and other corporate failings.
Bankman-Fried will be interviewed by journalist Andrew Sorkin on November 30. He posted the announcement to social media.
Sorkin responded, “There are a lot of important questions to be asked and answered.
“Nothing is off limits. Looking forward to it.”
Bankman-Fried has been using his Twitter account to speak directly to customers since the collapse, promising to make them “whole.”
The fee to attend the summit is $2,499, and other speakers include New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Actor Ben Affleck.
New York Times says the summit will give attendees “the opportunities to join more intimate discussions with some of today’s most compelling leaders through networking opportunities and special Groundbreakers lunches.”
“From the biggest business stories of the day to the emerging trends that will shape tomorrow, this is your chance to hear directly from changemakers, and deepen your understanding with the journalistic rigor of the DealBook team.”
Shocked Twitter users responded angrily to the announcement:
Next month, Bankman-Fried will appear on Capitol Hill to answer questions pertaining to the fiasco at the exchange where billions of dollars are purported to be lost.
It remains to be seen if Bankman-Fried will be tried before a court for alleged crimes of fraud.
Dr. Stella Immanuel shot to fame as President Donald Trump’s favourite doctor after defending use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, to treat the coronavirus.
Dr. Immanuel has become a favourite of Trump after promoting the controversial drug, announcing in a video that she treated nearly 350 infected people with the drug and has seen them totally cured of the virus.
Her position has caught the attention of many Bahamians, after local health officials opposed use of the drug after the death of 14 people as result of the virus. And, as the COVID-19 cases continue to rise daily in the country, focus has returned to use of the drug to assist those affected with the virus.
Standing with other doctors, appearing in Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress at a press conference run by right winged Tea Party Patriots, she along with a group of doctors contested the scientific findings of the controversial pill.
Dr. Immanuel condemned “fake doctors,” stating, “I want to know who’s conducted that study and who’s behind it. Because there is no way I have treat 350 patients and counting and nobody is dead.”
She emphasized that there is no need for masks if doctors treat patients with hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and the antibiotic zithromax.
Trump, a promoter and user of the drug retweeted the video, but it has since been removed by Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for “containing false and dangerous information,” since doctors say it is lethal and is ineffective at saving lives.
Donald Trump Jr, also impressed by Immanuela’s speech, touted the video on Twitter, as ‘a must-watch’.
Dr. Immanuel, though criticized for her stance, remains resolute. In a tweet, she lambaste White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci. “Fauci you are lying. Americans are dying and you are playing Russian roulette with their lives.”
The deliverance preacher is the pastor of Fire Power Ministries in Houston Texas, which is next door to her clinic. She was born in Cameroon and is reported to have trained in Nigeria between 1984 and 1990, according to a Nigerian daily, PM News.
The 55-year-old mother of three daughters is said to have trained in Alexandria, Louisiana in 1998 as a pediatrician. And she works as a physician at the Rehoboth Medical Center in Katy, just west of Houston, Texas, since October 2019.
On her church’s Facebook page, Dr. Immanuel describes her church as ‘a deliverance, prayer and spiritual warfare ministry’ and describes herself on Twitter as ‘physician, author, speaker, entrepreneur, deliverance minister, God’s battle axe and weapon of war.’
In a video posted in July, Dr. Immanuel preaches about breaking covenant, curses and soul ties. She encourages her congregation to pray covenant breaking prayers, “Whom ever you sleep with, you form covenant with,” she said.
In a video posted in 2013, she speaks about deliverance from ‘spirit husbands and spirit wives,’ in which she claims mardi gras, sexy clothing, rings, congregants sitting under homosexual pastors, and women wearing pants and praying without head coverings, give access for evil spirits to enter a person.
In response to the controversial video about ‘spirit husbands and spirit wives,’ in which she has been highly criticized, Dr. Immanuel says in a tweet, “Yes America! Some need deliverance from demon sperm.”
She told the Daily Beast, “If you need deliverance from these spirits, contact us.”
Despite the criticisms levied against her, Dr. Immanuel has not backed down. Instead, she thanked mainstream media for promoting her ministry which she says are “free commercials.”
“Woah CNN, MSNBC etc are doing free commercials on our deliverance ministry. Fire Power is main stream. Thank you CNN and let me know me know when y’all need some of them demons cast out of you. I will gladly oblige. You will feel a lot better. Keep up the good work,” she tweeted.
Dr. Immanuel appears on a local television broadcast, Beyond the Headlines, on Tuesday at 8pm.