12/28/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Aide Podesta: Citigroup Should Be Held Accountable

The U.S. government should demand accountability and changes at Citigroup Inc., as well as from automakers, in exchange for any financial assistance, a top transition official for President-elect Barack Obama said.

"It seems to me that the government ought to demand accountability," including on executive compensation, John Podesta said in an interview on Bloomberg Television's "Political Capital with Al Hunt," scheduled to air today.

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