A top adviser to the U.S. Treasury who has drawn the wrath of left-wing Democrats for his ties to Wall Street bought and sold as much as $150 million in securities during his first year in that post, financial disclosures show.
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Wall Street executive Steven Mnuchin for his Treasury secretary and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross for his Commerce secretary.
The United States said on Tuesday it had issued a second license to France’s Airbus to sell commercial planes to Iran Air, bringing Iran’s flag carrier a step closer to receiving new Western jets under last year’s deal to ease sanctions.
The Department of Health and Human Services lacks the authority to bail out insurers through the transitional reinsurance program with taxpayer funds that were meant to go to the U.S. Treasury, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.
Senior Republicans in the House said Friday they had “grave concern” over the Treasury Department’s announcement earlier this week that it had begun issuing licenses to aircraft manufacturers allowing the sale of passenger jets to Iran.
The U.S. government began granting licenses to aircraft manufacturers Wednesday morning allowing the sale of passenger jets to Iran as part of last summer’s landmark nuclear deal, according to aviation sources.
A member of the House Intelligence Committee is accusing the Obama administration of laundering some $1.7 billion in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Iran through a complicated network that included the New York Federal Reserve and several European banks, according to conversations with sources and new information obtained by the lawmaker and viewed by the Washington Free Beacon.
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday said that it expanded sanctions on Russia for its activities related to the conflict in Ukraine.