Questions About Loyalty to Trump Stall Mnuchin’s Treasury Picks

Sounds like Mnuchin is on Trump’s tight leash…

  • Trump aides say Mnuchin choices too liberal or too Wall Street
  • Goldman’s Donovan remains under consideration for deputy job

Steven Mnuchin’s picks for the top ranks of the U.S. Treasury are stalled due to resistance from White House aides, including one recruit whose Twitter account was scrutinized for potential criticism of Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter.

Bogged down are Mnuchin’s choices for his senior management team — deputy secretary, undersecretaries for domestic finance and international affairs, general counsel and several other posts, these people said. Mnuchin has complained privately to friends that President Trump’s advisers are hindering him as he tries to get the Treasury up and running.

More than a dozen people with knowledge of the debate spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the confidential deliberations.

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