WASHINGTON — Wells Fargo Chief Executive John Stumpf was relentlessly questioned by lawmakers for nearly three hours Tuesday in what was arguably the worst hearing for a bank executive since the financial crisis.

Senators from both political parties took turns hammering Stumpf over revelations that more than 5,300 employees opened 2 million phony accounts, pressing him on why an investigation wasn't disclosed by the bank in required legal findings and when exactly he became aware of the misconduct.

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