Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen Needs to Resign or Recuse Immediately

Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen Needs to Resign or Recuse Immediately

0 have signed. Let’s get to 15,000!
At 15,000 signatures, this petition becomes one of the top signed on Change.org!

Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen has serious conflicts of interest and needs to step down from her office or recuse herself from the entire situation immediately.

Background information:
1. Janet Yellen received roughly $810,000 in speaking fees from the hedge fund Citadel LLC who is currently embroiled in the Gamestop trade war.
2. Citadel bailed out Melvin Capital with over 2.75 billion dollars. This came after Melvin Capital took an extremely risky gamble on Gamestop crashing and shorted over 140% of the float, which was spotted by sharp eyed retail investors on the popular subreddit r/wallstreetbets. With sheer numbers, they realized they could squeeze the hedge fund out of their highly risky positions and make a profit. 
3. Citadel owns a large portion of the popular brokerage Robinhood.
4. In the middle of the short squeeze against Melvin Capital and other high brow short sellers, Robinhood shut down the option to buy more stock in Gamestop and several other heavily shorted companies.
5. This artificially lowered demand and therefore manipulated the market to a lower price so that the hedge funds/short sellers like Melvin Capital could cover some of their growing losses.
6. Janet Yellen has received over 7,200,000 from speaking at other Wall Street Firms.

Given her ties to and payments from these firms and from specifically Citadel, Janet Yellen has a massive conflict of interest and cannot properly advise the President or the people on these matters in her current position.
At the very least she needs to recuse herself from the situation.

0 have signed. Let’s get to 15,000!
At 15,000 signatures, this petition becomes one of the top signed on Change.org!