Absolutely keep politicians away from the FED. Political manipulation of our National Bank directly contributed to the Great Depression. The integrity and non-politicalization of the Fed rate setting process is mandatory for trust in the operations of world wide banking - which depends upon trust in the integrity of our currency. Trump and the Republicans have been actively threatening the Fed in an effort to delay a pending recession until after the 2020 elections. Political manipulation risks turning a recession into a full depression. Ted Cruz’s and trump’s recent attempts to reduce the capital gains tax rate by executive action or treasury rule change, actions that would completely bypass the legislature, indicates Republican’s desire to protect their wealthy benefactors who would pay less taxes when they bail out of all of their investments prior to the looming recession. It is likely to be very bad, and political manipulating of the Fed can only make it worse. This is stupid, irresponsible and economically very dangerous.