JAY CLAYTON: THE MOST CONFLICTED SEC CHAIR IN HISTORY
Updated: Jul 31, 2021
Jay Clayton was appointed by Donald Trump to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2017, and was named “the most financially conflicted SEC chairman in history” for his ties to big banks, Wall Street instigators of the 2008 meltdown, and to a myriad of offshore holding companies.
The enormous and nefarious financial web of Jay Clayton is more sinister than we realized. It begins with his family ties to WMB HOLDINGS, which owns another company called Corporation Service Co. (CSC) These two entities set up networks of untraceable shell companies around the world to help rich criminals hide and launder their money, evade taxes and guard assets against seizure in civil and criminal actions against them. CSC’s clients have been featured in the Panama Papers, Paradise Papers and Offshore Leaks data breaches that gave the world a glimpse into the world of criminal wealth that Clayton has operated within for decades.
WMB Holdings manages Jay Clayton’s family trusts, which provide him with $4 million a year in dividends.
Clayton’s wife is Gretchen Butler Clayton, who was a Vice President of Goldman Sachs from 2000 until she stepped down after he was named to the SEC. Jay Clayton served as outside counsel to Goldman Sachs for years when he was a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, the Wall Street law firm that serves as his main professional perch. Gretchen is the daughter of Daniel Butler who was CEO of CSC from 1975 to 1998. The family of Daniel Butler owns CSC.
Multiple units of Goldman Sachs are also using the same address as CSC and WMB Holdings in Wilmington, Delaware, like Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Access Fund 2006, L.P and Goldman Sachs Money Markets, Inc.
But that’s not all. We also found that Jeffrey Epstein’s plane, The Lolita Express, was registered to a company that shares CSC’s address. The Clayton-Epstein connections make up a web all their own in Clayton’s client list: Jes Staley of Barclay’s, Reid Hoffman, The Weinstein Company, Epstein’s former employer Bear Stearns, Deutsche Bank, Pershing Square LLP, Castleton Commodities. The list goes on and on.
But here is the most interesting thing we uncovered about this mysterious CSC:
…CSC was the first foreign company to receive a domain registrar license in China.That means the Clayton family was the first to bring its particular brand of shady services for the world’s financial criminals to the People’s Republic of China.
This will start to make sense to you as we connect the dots.