At the end of a nearly seamless transition,has been buffeted by a string of embarrassing jolts within the space of two weeks.
The disclosure Tuesday that his choice for treasury secretary, New York Federal Reserve chief, failed to pay $34,000 in taxes and employed a housekeeper without proper immigration papers was another jarring distraction just days before Obama’s inauguration — and raises fresh questions about his team’s judgment, vetting procedures and political sensitivities.
By TOM RAUM, Associated Press Writer
It follows‘s sudden withdrawal on Jan. 4 from consideration as , citing a federal investigation into how his political donors landed a lucrative transportation contract.
Senateand Obama transition officials immediately voiced confidence in Geithner and called for his quick confirmation ….