White House: US remains confident in IMF

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Posted: May 16, 2011 10:53 AM
White House: US remains confident in IMF

The White House says the U.S. remains confident in the International Monetary Fund in the aftermath of sexual assault charges against its managing director.

Press secretary Jay Carney told reporters traveling with the President Barack Obama that the U.S. believes the IMF can still execute its mission effectively. Carney had no comment on the charges against IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York Saturday and charged with attempted rape and criminal sexual contact in the alleged attack on a maid who went into his hotel suite to clean it.

An attorney for Strauss-Kahn says his client denies any wrongdoing.