I'm sure they know better
This is just laying the groundwork for a later power grab as in - "we asked nicely for a long time, now we got congress to do it". They have to convince some dumb old people they'll be able to keep their jobs collecting insider benefits at the seats of power. The danger is that those congresscritters are so disconnected that enough of this in the news might drown out all the voices of reason till it's too late.
Because we all know what he's asking for is not possible - no way this guy doesn't know that.
I think they should work more on trying to regain our trust after quite a lot of evidence of mis and malfeasance. All the things they didn't prevent out of laxity that had nothing to do with this issue, for starters.
It's hard to find evidence that they ever bust anyone for the issues mentioned. But plenty on say...Kim Dotcom, plenty witch hunts (which don't die because of crypto, but because there might be stupid people, but no witch), and of course the retards they encourage and give fake bombs to so as to look like they catch terrorists rather than create and then entrap them.
Oh wait, speaking of power grabs, I didn't know that non citizens doing things that are legal in their own countries were supposed to be subject to US law....
They resist giving info on this because (I'd bet) the actual number of cases that fail because of crypto is miniscule - they just want a fishing license to create more cases based on their hacking.