From the WSJ:
«President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with Kevin Warsh on Thursday to discuss his potential nomination as the next Federal Reserve chairman, a White House official said.»
The same report said former BB&T CEO John Allison was offered a role as a Fed governor but turned it down earlier this year.
Here’s the key tidbit:
«Mr. Warsh, a veteran Republican economic policy maker, is married to Jane Lauder, granddaughter of cosmetic icon Estée Lauder.His father-in-law, businessman Ron Lauder, has been lobbying the White House to have the president name his son-in-law to the central bank’s highest post, said people familiar with those conversations.»
Update: Bloomberg confirms that Warsh met with Trump and Mnuchin yesterday.