REPORT: Trump team's top pick for Treasury Secretary is an ex-Goldman Sachs banker

It looks like President-elect Donald Trump's advisers have a clear top pick for Treasury Secretary: ex-Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin, who served as the national finance chair on Trump's presidential campaign.

That's according to Bloomberg's Saleha Mohsin, Kevin Cirilli, and Jennifer Jacobs, who report that Trump's transition team has recommended the banker. Mnuchin spent 17 years with Goldman Sachs.

Mnuchin was chief information officer at The Goldman Sachs Group before leaving the firm in 2002. He also worked briefly for George Soros.

Mnuchin was seen at Trump Tower on Monday, according to a pool report. When asked why he was there and if he was interested in the position, he said, "I'm here just helping with the transition this week. A lot of work to do."

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Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein last week called Mnuchin a "high flyer, a very nice guy" and a "smart, smart guy."

"He was a very senior guy at a very young age at Goldman Sachs," Blankfein said in an interview with The New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin.

Blankfein said Mnuchin reported to him when he ran the fixed income division.

"I follow his career, I know what he's done, but I haven't really engaged with him that much," Blankfein said. "I'm sure he stayed just as smart as he was when he was at Goldman."

Another potential candidate is JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon. CNBC last week reported that Dimon, a lifelong Democrat, was in the running for the position.

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