Below is a copy of Hank Paulson’s prepared testimony for tomorrow’s (June 16th) hearings which will cover the assistance that FED’s provided to Bank of America (thanks Zero Hedge):

Bloomberg reports

Bank of America Corp. Chief Executive Officer Kenneth D. Lewis may face scrutiny by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to disclose mounting losses at Merrill Lynch & Co. because of pressure from federal regulators to complete the takeover.

Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt said he has “no doubt” the agency will investigate. Lewis was obligated to make full disclosure to shareholders even with the regulators’ pressure, Pitt said in a Bloomberg Television interview.

The allegations in Cuomo’s letter suggest Paulson and other policy makers may have resorted to breaking securities laws to protect a fragile financial system, according to Peter Sorrentino, a senior portfolio manager at Cincinnati-based Huntington Asset Advisors, which has about $13.3 billion under management and doesn’t own stock in Charlotte, North Carolina- based Bank of America.

“Everyone involved knew that was a clear violation, that’s material non-public information, so basically we just closed the rule book during the crisis and said we don’t care, we need to keep the lights on, and we’ll deal with that manana,” Sorrentino said. “Logic went out the window and they were just acting out of fear,” he said. It was “completely panic mode.”

So… the SEC that condones all sorts of illegal activity for years will suddenly turn over a new leaf and enforce against the Treasury?  … not hardly.