William Cohan on with Dr. Janda


Our pal and loyal Turdite, Dr. Dave Janda, took up the cause on Sunday and invited journalist/author William Cohan onto his radio program. Yes, that William Cohan...the guy who has written the expose on silver manipulation that, so far, has not been published by any "mainstream" outlets.

If you don't know what the fuss is all about, I suggest you start by reviewing this post from last week:


In short, it was brought to our attention that Mr. Cohan had been contacted by Andrew Maguire and his attorneys in the days following the sudden closure of the latest CFTC "silver manipulation investigation". Mr. Cohan then wrote a detailed expose and summary of the evidence that the CFTC had chosen to ignore. However, when Cohan began to shop the article for publication, he could find no outlets within the mainstream media that were willing to take it.

Many of you chose to contact Mr. Cohan and ask him to address these issues. Partly because of your efforts, Mr. Cohan agreed to be a guest Sunday on Dr. Janda's weekly radio program, "Operation Freedom". (https://www.davejanda.com/operation-freedom)

The 25-minute interview is wide-ranging and very interesting. Cohan was open and forthright while he discussed several items of interest including:

  • Cohan's interpretation of the evidence that Andrew Maguire presented to him
  • Former CFTC commissioner Bart Chilton told Cohan directly that he thought the silver market was manipulated
  • After the CFTC closed it's investigation, Andrew Maguire took the material to two other government agencies but both agencies declined to investigate further
  • Cohan shopped his completed article to two mainstream media outlets, both of which declined to run it
  • Cohan has offered to take the story to ZeroHedge to get it published but Andy and his attorneys have yet to give him authorization to do it.

And so here we are. If I can come up with any other details in the next few days, I will certainly let you know. In the meantime, please give this podcast a listen. The first half is the conversation between Dr. Janda and Mr. Cohan. The second half is simply Dr. Janda and his opinion on these and other current events.



Sep 28, 2014 - 10:05pm

We deserve an explanation from Andrew Maguire...

It seemed to me from the start that there's info he's holding back here and more to this story than we've been let in on. I'd like to know why ZH isn't good enough for AM and why he's preventing this story from being published.

Sep 28, 2014 - 10:11pm

Harvey's Up! (TFMR)

Harvey's Up! https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/comment/624414#comment-624414

  • Andrew Maguire: We need to start from the beginning. First let’s look at why and then how gold price suppression has been enabled right under the regulators noses as it fully explains why we are trading in the 12s not the 16’,18’, 19’.s or higher. First the why...You have had many reputable guests on that have provided detailed reasoning as to why the Fed, working through its agent banks, needs to suppress gold. Chris Powell of GATA has drawn attention to swathes of irrefutable hard copy evidence of this, and I suggest any doubters go with an open mind to the GATA site and spend a fruitful hour looking through this auditable information. I am absolutely sure this valuable resource has also been used by sovereigns and CB’s too and greatly influenced their desire to accumulate gold. Understanding this suppression exists enables these powerful entities to accumulate gold under the radar. We have seen a massive shift of western gold reserves to the East.
  • Mark O'Byrne (GoldCore): Back in late 1979 and early 1980, some of the key drivers that propelled the gold price higher were the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and the Iranian hostage crisis. Just looking back at old newspaper gold market commentaries in 1979 and 1980 will highlight that a lot of the key drivers for the rise in the gold price at that time were geo-politically related. Today, the world appears to be as uncertain if not more uncertain. Indeed, in 1980 there was little risk of terrorism - state sponsored or otherwise. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the gold futures markets did not have nearly as large an impact on the world gold price as they does now, and the gold price was primarily driven by physical demand for gold, a lot of which was Middle Eastern and Asian demand. Fast forward to today, and the 'flight to quality' and 'financial insurance' characteristics of gold should in theory be as important now as they were in 1979-1980 given similar invasions and occupations in various countries, not least in the Middle East with ISIS, and the renewed bombing in Syria/Iraq by the US and/or a US coalition. The key driver of the gold price at the moment is perceived to be the relative strength of the US dollar, yet the US dollar is only stronger compared to the other main currencies because these currencies, such as the Euro, are weak due to their economies remaining weak and their money supplies having been debased. It would appear to us that the factors that would make gold a safe-haven asset have not gone away.
  • Harvey: GLD: There was no change in gold inventory at the GLD (inventory now at 773.45 tonnes). SLV: Today there was no change in silver inventory (inventory 345.244 million oz). GOFO is positive and increasing.
  • DS: Bill Haynes says he has one client who wants to buy $40 million in gold (1 tonne). Apparently there are many billionaires out there that made their money in the stock market and don't even own an ounce of gold. If the market starts down, they will sell and move into something. With money printing like it is, gold will surely get some of it. If these guys start moving into physical gold, the supply will not last very long. Of course, they might get a phone call like T. Boone Pickens and Warren Buffet did, and told to cool it with energy (Pickens) and the metals (Buffett).
  • Chris Powell: Egon von Greyerz notes increasing evidence of the onset of a worldwide depression. Harvey: Von Greyerz sees a worldwide depression due to the massive amount of debt accumulated. DS: Von Greyerz thinks the depression will last a long time.
  • Frank Tang (Reuters): The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) said on Thursday it appointed Citigroup as a market maker, underscoring the bank's ambitions to expand into the precious metals sector while others are exiting due to regulatory concerns. LBMA said it named Citibank, a unit of Citigroup, as a spot market-making member effective Thursday. Currently, LBMA has 12 market makers that serve in either one, two, or all three of the spot, forwards, and options markets. They make markets by quoting two-way prices in both gold and silver products to other market makers.
  • Chris Powell: London trader Andrew Maguire says today that the recent pounding of the gold price in the futures markets has resulted in offtake of about 650 tonnes of real metal in the last month.
  • Chris Powell: Fund manager and economist Sandeep Jaitly tells the Mexican financial journalist Guillermo Barba that gold price suppression by central banks will backfire by encouraging people to hoard more metal at discounted prices.
  • Chris Powell: In the first installment of his review of the operations of the new Shanghai International Gold Exchange in Shanghai's free-trade zone, gold researcher and GATA consultant Koos Jansen writes, among other things, that the exchange seems designed to discourage export of gold from China.

All this and more on...

The Harvey Report!



Edward G
Sep 28, 2014 - 10:16pm

Yes, and maybe a follow-up from Ned too

Ned was talking about thatMr Cohan needs to 'defecate or get off the pot'.... Was my laxative email ( Ned I thought you wanted to start a 'movement' haha) sent to the wrong target, as Mr Cohan says he is not the obstacle....? Should I be writing to Andy......?

Sep 28, 2014 - 10:32pm

Silver purchase

I recently sold equities believing the time has come to buy physical gold and silver. At this moment I am looking to purchase silver and looking at several companies and their products. Could a fellow member in Turd's loyal fraternity offer your best advice on 1) which company you look to as being the most trustworthy and reliable, and 2) which products do you think would represent the best value over time, and would also be readily convertible.

Many thanks,

Bently Elliott

Sep 28, 2014 - 10:37pm

Here's a strange one. It

Here's a strange one. It turns out that Andrew Maguire is NOT letting Bill Cohan publish his silver manipulation story!!!

This is totally insane and it can't be tolerated!

My friend Dave Janda has a great interview posted with Bill Cohan where they talk about it here:


I have been putting everything on the line for these FACTS to come out for over 10 years. Silver prices are 100% manipulated by computer programs at large banks trading back and forth with each other to set the price. I've shown how it started, when it happens, who is doing it and how it will end...and yet the CFTC does NOTHING.

Just read this article I wrote in January 2008 and sent to the CFTC at the time...

Who's the Little Man Behind the Curtain?


*Note: EWT, LLC is now called Virtu Financial and had to withdraw their public offering early this year because the NY Attorney General questioned their involvement in COMPUTER MARKET RIGGING...


I blew the whistle on Vincent Viola and EWT, LLC 6 years ago when I discovered they were a little known "Authorized Participant" in the iShares Silver ETF!!! I personally emailed all this information to Bart Chilton and Gary Gensler at the CFTC and they did NOTHING.

Now we have confirmation from Andrew Maguire and two other traders that the big banks rig the silver price by using secret trading programs that tell their co-conspirators where the prices are going to be set and when.

THIS 100% confirms the Road to Roota Theory and can EXPOSE these BASTARDS once and for all yet Andrew Maguire refuses to let Bill Cohan publish his story.

WTF Andrew???

Who's side are you on anyways???

May the Road you choose be the Right Road.

Bix Weir


PS - I am appalled that Andrew Maguire, Bart Chilton and the CFTC have been sitting on this important information since the CFTC hearings on March 25, 2010. They are now part of the conspiracy and all to blame for these past few years of suffering that honest silver investor have had to endure.

Shame on all of you.

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Sep 28, 2014 - 10:39pm


Re-printing the final post from what now seems to be a dead earlier thread:

"Agreed there is something not right here.

According to Cohan's story, he submitted the story IN FULL to two MSM outlets and, perhaps not surprisingly, they declined to publish. At that time, it was suggested that the Article could be published on the net via ZH/Jesse/GATA etc. Apparently, it was only then that AM and his lawyers demurred and also refused to allow publication of certain quotes. It is quite plausible that the terms of the Contract between the Parties did indeed include rights of approval for direct quotations, and possibly even Copyright for the entire Article. What is unclear, however, is why such quotations would be suitable for publication by the MSM in the first instance, but not by independent media outlets on the net?

It does seem to me that the ball is now back in the court of AM and his counsel.

I also wonder why, if there is good reason for a legal impasse, the usual "Journalistic" solution of a well-placed "Leak" allowing for "Plausible deniability" was not employed? Presumably, Cohan has already been paid for his services (Also, publication would be good for his credentials) and AM's intent as stated was simply to get the story out into the public domain. Therefore, in the context of "Cui bono", it is indeed strange that neither side has been able to find ways to get the Article out. As things stand, there is the reasonable appearance that there are other unknown events behind the curtain."

Sep 28, 2014 - 10:39pm

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Sep 28, 2014 - 10:42pm

That's over the top and harsh

I can assure that Andy is NOT "part of the problem".

Let's just wait to see what happens next.

Sep 28, 2014 - 10:43pm
Sep 28, 2014 - 10:49pm

Re: Bix Weir

Any thoughts on Bix Weir's credibility? I'm not sold either way, would love to access the brain pool of turdville for insight. Also Chris Duane. Seems like an interesting character, but haven't done my DD. Superficially I like his message but at times he has struck me as messianic, or over dramatic. Thanks for any input.

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