One day after Hillary Clinton vowed to go after banking executives who lead their firms into financial trouble, her family's foundation hired an executive who escaped a struggling bank to work in the Obama administration.
The Clinton Foundation announced Wednesday it had hired Kevin Thurm as its executive vice president. Thurm served as a Citigroup executive for more than a decade, working his way up to become the bank's chief compliance officer before departing for the Department of Health and Human Services last year.
Clinton has faced pressure in the Democratic primary to shift left on a variety of issues as Sen. Bernie Sanders gains traction among the progressives Clinton had hoped to consolidate.
She made a pitch to his supporters Tuesday during an appearance on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" when she said she would let big banks fail in the event of another economic meltdown.