(Bloomberg) -- Craig Phillips, a top aide to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left the agency last week before the release of a housing-finance plan he was expected to finish, according to people familiar with the matter.
Phillips, who said in May that he was planing to step down, led the Treasury Department’s effort to draft a plan to get Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out of U.S. conservatorship. Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria said last week that he hoped Treasury’s plan to return the companies to private ownership would come by the end of the month. The White House is reviewing a draft of the proposal, people familiar with the matter have said.
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Phillips didn’t respond to a request for comment. His name was also removed from a list of Treasury department officials and an message to his Treasury email bounced was returned as undeliverable.
Phillips, a former BlackRock and Morgan Stanley executive, was also the architect of much of the President Donald Trump’s plan for relaxing regulation of Wall Street bank and Treasury’s point person for banks and asset managers. He was Mnuchin’s pick for FHFA director, according to a person familiar with the matter, an appointment that ultimately went to Calabria.
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