Mnuchin appointed Secretary of the Treasury

Steven Mnuchin

Steven Mnuchin nominated by the President of the United States Donald trump on a post of the Minister of Finance, approved by the Senate in the office. About it reports Reuters.

For the appointment of a majority vote of the members of the upper house of Congress, 53 to 47. The only Democrat endorsed candidate, was Joe Manchin.

Earlier, during the hearings in the Senate, Mnuchin said, against the lifting of sanctions against Russia, but not sure that they need tightening. He assured that he “absolutely” would support their extension. However, he could not answer the question, does it necessary to strengthen sanctions pressure, explaining that “does not have sufficient information on this issue”.

Mnuchin stated that he would support sanctions only if Russia will not “is the best deal.” What exactly was going on, he said.