In “Did Obama Violate an SEC Regulation?” we wrote:
The Garrett Planning Network website put the endorsement up on their website, in another clear violation of the anti-testimonial rule, and used his comments as part of their advertising with the preface, “Read what the press has to say about Garrett:“
We expect the Garrett Planning Network to quickly take down this SEC violation from their website in response.
Here in Virginia we had a governor who went to jail for promoting a business while receiving gifts. Obama’s quotation of Garrett in support of greater regulation was certainly payment enough for his endorsement of her. At least the AARP had the political sense to distance themselves from the President’s remarks.
Here is an image of that page as of the composition of our column to show the SEC Anti-Testimonial violation: