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President-elect Donald Trump is meeting with the president of Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, according to a transition spokesman.

{mosads}Sean Spicer told reporters that Trump is meeting with Gary Cohn, the president and chief operating officer at the bank, as he continues to vet potential Cabinet contenders and seeks advice on who should be in his administration.

Spicer offered no other details about the meeting.

During the campaign, Trump was a vocal critic of Wall Street banks and repeatedly called on Hillary Clinton to release the transcripts of the paid speeches that she delivered to Goldman Sachs. The CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, said in October that he was backing Clinton for president.

Yet one of the leading contenders to be Trump’s Treasury secretary, Stephen Mnuchin, is a former partner at Goldman Sachs. Mnuchin served as the national finance chairman of Trump’s White House campaign.

Trump’s other Tuesday meetings include Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), former CEO of Concerned Veterans for America Pete Hegseth and Rolls Royce North America CEO Marion Blakey.

“He’s taking people who’ve been successful in all different walks of life,” spokesman Jason Miller said Tuesday.

“I think it’s safe to say that the president-elect has fantastic relationships with a number of industry titans.”

The president-elect will also be holding a private dinner with 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney Tuesday night as Trump’s inner circle continues to play tug of war over who should serve as secretary of State.

– This story was updated at 12:36 p.m.

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