Mnuchin defends record during treasury secretary hearing
President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, has faced strong criticism during a Senate confirmation hearing.
Mr Mnuchin was outlining his experience and qualifications to hold one of the most important jobs in finance.
But it was overshadowed by claims that his former bank, OneWest, ruined lives during the US property crash by foreclosing on 36,000 loans.
“I have been maligned”, the ex-hedge fund boss told the Finance Committee.
Mr Mnuchin spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs before leaving in 2002 to set up an investment group and fund Hollywood movies.