WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin isn't even in the job yet, but he may have already sparked a battle with fellow Republicans over the future of the government-sponsored enterprises.

In an early morning interview with Fox Business News soon after President-elect Donald Trump's transition team confirmed Mnuchin was getting the Treasury post, the nominee said he wanted to return Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the private sector, albeit with additional safeguards.

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