The Hill reports:
Donald Trump has picked Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn to direct the National Economic Council in the White House, NBC News reported Friday morning. The council helps advise the president on economic policy.
Cohn would be the second Goldman-linked appointment for the president-elect, who already named former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary.
Cohn met with the president-elect at Trump Tower in late November, according to pool reports, setting off speculation that the Wall Street executive would be a part of the administration.
Trump was a vocal critic of Wall Street banks on the campaign trail and repeatedly called on Hillary Clinton to release the transcripts of the paid speeches she delivered to Goldman Sachs. He also accused former primary rival Sen. Ted Cruz of being “owned” by Goldman Sachs.
BREAKING: President-elect Trump picks Goldman Sachs president & COO Gary Cohn to be National Economic Council Director – @NBCNews
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