Report: Gingrich, Giuliani, Priebus on Short List for Top Jobs in a Trump Administration

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s cabinet picks are starting to shape up just days before the election is to take place.

According to three campaign advisers who asked to remain anonymous, Trump’s transition staff is eyeing Rudy Giuliani for the position of attorney general, Newt Gingrich for the position of secretary of state, and Reince Priebus for chief of staff should Trump win the election, NBC News reported.

Other picks for the potential administration include retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn for defense secretary or national security adviser, Trump finance chairman Steve Mnuchin for Treasury secretary, and Republican National Committee finance chair Lew Eisenberg for commerce secretary, the sources said.

NBC News reports that Trump has not been too involved in transition efforts because he’s too worried about jinxing the election.

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions has taken over the transition effort since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, tasked with leading the transition effort, has “drifted from the campaign,” according to NBC News.

It is unclear what role if any Christie will have in a Trump administration, although many experts predicted that he would be vetted for attorney general or chief of staff just a few months ago, NJ Advance Media reported.

Despite reports of Christie drifting from the campaign, Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said Sunday that Christie will remain on the transition team.

If Priebus were to leave his job at the RNC for a cabinet position, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and current deputy campaign manager David Bossie are on the short-list to replace him, NBC News reported.

RealClearPolitics shows Trump and Clinton in a tight race, with Clinton only leading by three percentage points ahead of Tuesday’s election.



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