The fact that one of the world’s biggest banks is involved in illicit money laundering is not quite news. But what is more significant is the timing of this expose. Cruz himself has made several attempts to publicize the case for several years, but a decision was made particularly now to bring the case to the forefront of the discussion. So the question is, Why now? But to answer that question, we must first put this expose in the context of the highly volatile situation we are in today.