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Saule Omarova testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Nov. 18 during her nomination hearing to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Days after withdrawing her nomination, Omarova blamed banks for leading the opposition against her in an interview with NPR's Morning Edition. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Saule Omarova gets candid: Banks sank her nomination to become a key regulator

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Saule Omarova addresses the Senate Banking Committee during her nomination hearing on Nov. 18 to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Omarova withdrew her nomination on Tuesday after facing opposition from Republicans and some moderate Democrats. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden's pick to become a key banking regulator withdraws after ugly nomination fight

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Cornell University Professor Saule Omarova testifying on fintech at a hearing organized by the Senate Banking committee on Sept. 18, 2018. Today, Omarova is President Biden's nominee to head the agency that oversees the majority of the assets held by the country's banks, and she will appear in front of the same Senate committee for her confirmation hearing on Thursday. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hide caption

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A look into the ugly and incredibly personal fight over Biden's pick to oversee banks

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