Blackstone exec under consideration for U.S. trade representative

Blackstone exec under consideration for U.S. trade representative
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Republican mega-donor Wayne Berman is reportedly a top candidate to serve as U.S. trade representative in President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP nearing end game on immigration votes Tech companies scramble as sweeping data rules take effect Comey: Trump's 'Spygate' claims are made up MORE's administration, according to Politico.

Berman, who is now a senior executive at the Blackstone Group, worked in the Commerce Department under President George H. W. Bush. 

He met with Trump on Monday in Trump Tower, according to Politico.

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Before going to Blackstone in 2012, Berman also chaired the government relations department at the K Street firm Ogilvy.

Other people under consideration for the position include David McCormick, the president of Bridgewater Associates; Dan DiMicco, the former chairman of steel giant Nucor Group; and Bob Lighthizer, a longtime trade lawyer and former deputy trade representative.