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Yellen Cornered by Lawmaker in Heated Exchange Over Fed Politics

Fed Governor Lael Brainard has donated to Clinton's campaign and is widely viewed as a potential Clinton pick for Treasury secretary. Yellen hesitated and then demurred when Representative Scott Garrett of New Jersey asked whether Brainard would have a conflict of interest if she were indeed in talks with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign about a position. The election takes place Nov.
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