The Jamie Dimon Cufflinks Mystery


There's been a lot of speculation about the cufflinks Jamie Dimon wore during yesterday's testimony.

They caught the eye of folks because they seemed to bear some sort of official government stamp.

As it turns out, they were emblazoned with the seal of the President of the United States.


last night over Twitter.

I've learned that they were, in fact, a gift from a resident of the White House. But people close to the JPMorgan Chase CEO won't say which president gave them to him.

Another thing I've learned: Dimon's got a bunch of official U.S. government cufflinks. Search for images of him and you'll see FBI cufflinks, for example.

Was Dimon trying to send any particular message by wearing the presidential cufflinks? Was he, for instance, trying to remind the Democrats he supported Obama? Or subtly hinting that he's really the guy in charge?

My sources say that nothing like that happened. Dimon wore the presidential cufflinks because they are his best "patriotic" cufflinks.

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