Former Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart told CNBC Wednesday that the incident was "regrettable". Lacker tendered his resignation on Tuesday after admitting he had discussed sensitive information about Fed policy options with a Wall Street analyst in 2012.
"I don't know the details but it could very well be inadvertent. It could be something that is sort of a mind lapse at a moment that you are not thinking," Lockhart told CNBC when asked to comment on Lacker's resignation.
"It was a few days before the minutes were to come out and so the leak as I recall… the leak involved disclosing information in advance of the minutes which of course is a