repatriate its holdings in the Federal Reserve.
This is a very big deal, folks. The U.S. and Germany have enjoyed an amicable relationship since WWII. So Berlin might let this slide. But what if China comes calling for its gold? Or Saudi Arabia? Dare we piss them off? And, the $60 trillion question: why on earth would the Fed deny Germany an audit and inspection of its possessions? It claims to have done so in the name of "national security". But is it really because it doesn't hold the amount of gold it claims and will have expatriate to Germany some product it's instead been holding for other nations? Or, is some of its gold counterfeit? Investigative journalists need to pick up this story ASAP. But they won't.