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Treasury secretary denies Trump is considering firing Fed chairman

By cpowell
Created 2018-12-23 00:03

By Jennifer Epstein, Erik Wasson, Billy House, and Elizabeth Dexheimer
Bloomberg News
Saturday, December 22, 2018

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin issued an emphatic statement saying President Donald Trump denied he had suggested firing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and declaring the president doesn't believe he has legal authority to dismiss the central bank chief.

Mnuchin said in a pair of tweets Saturday evening that he had spoken with the president about the matter and included a statement he said came from Trump.

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"I never suggested firing Chairman Jay Powell, nor do I believe I have the right to do so," Mnuchin quoted Trump as saying. ...

... For the remainder of the report:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-22/sanders-says-no-plans... [2]

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