Trump’s Latest Administration Choices Are Listed Below

Posted By on November 20, 2016

The has learned that the list below represents “the lay of the land” pertaining to President-elect Trump’s administration positions …

“You’re going to see a number of different names that are up for consideration as part of the President-elect’s administration.  There will be non-traditional names, and a number of people who have had wide-ranging success in a number of different fields; including wide-ranging success in business … ”

Here is a short list of people thought to be in the running for the various cabinet positions that need to be filled over the coming months:


CHIEF OF STAFF – The chief of staff manages the work and personnel of the West Wing, steering the president’s agenda and tending to important relationships. The role will take on outsize importance in a White House run by Mr. Trump, who has no experience in policy making and little in the way of connections to critical players in Washington.
  • Reince Priebus, Chairman of Republican National Committee – Accepted
CHIEF STRATEGIST – Stephen K. Bannon was also considered for chief of staff, but Mr. Trump instead named him chief strategist and senior counselor in the White House, saying that he and Mr. Priebus would be “working as equal partners” in the administration.
  • Stephan K. Bannon, Media Executive – Accepted
SECRETARY OF STATE – The State Department is the centerpiece of the post-1945 alliance-building relationships.
  • Bob Corker, Tennessee senator and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Mitt Romney, 2012 GOP Presidential Nomonee, former Governor Massachusetts
  • John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush
  • Newt Gingrich, Republican former U.S. House Speaker
  • Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq
  • Rudy Giuliani, Republican former mayor of New York City
  • Nikki R, Haley, Governor from South Carolina
  • Stanley A McChrystal, former senior military commander in Afghanistan

ATTORNEY GENERAL – The nation’s top law enforcement official will have the authority for carrying out Mr. Trump’s “law and order” platform, including his threat to “jail” Hillary Clinton. The nominee can change how civil rights laws are enforced.

  • Ted Cruz* “Scoop 11-15-16” Ted Cruz has reportedly been seen leaving Trump Tower, Attorney General on the table per FOX NEWS Megyn Kelly
  • Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor
  • Jeff Sessions, senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee who takes a hard line on immigration  Accepted
  • Chris Christie, Republican New Jersey governor
  • Pam Bondi, Republican Florida Attorney General
  • Trey Gowdy, Republican congressman from South Carolina who headed the House committee that investigated the 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya

TREASURY SECRETARY – The secretary of the treasury will be responsible for government borrowing in financial markets, assisting in any rewrite of the tax code and overseeing the Internal Revenue Service. The Treasury Department also carries out or lifts financial sanctions against foreign enemies.

  • Steven Mnuchin, former Goldman Sachs executive and Trump’s campaign finance chairman – Accepted
  • Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican congressman and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee
  • David McCormick, the president of hedge fund Bridgewater Associates
  • Jon Gray, a billionaire democrat from Blackstone who vehemently supported Hillary’s campaign
  • Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase & Co chief executive officer
  • Tom Barrack, founder and chairman of Colony Capital Inc
  • Tim Pawlenty, Former Minnesota governor
  • Thomas Barrack Jr., Founder, and chairman of Colony Capital, private equity and real estate investor

DEFENSE SECRETARY – The incoming defense secretary will shape the fight against the Islamic State while overseeing a military that is struggling to put in place two Obama-era initiatives: integrating women into combat roles and allowing transgender people to serve openly. 

  • Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Stephen Hadley, former national security adviser under President George W. Bush
  • Jon Kyl, former Republican senator from Arizona
  • Jeff Sessions, Republican senator from Alabama and early Trump supporter, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Kelly Ayotte, outgoing Republican senator from New Hampshire and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Duncan Hunter, Republican congressman from California and early Trump supporter, member of House Armed Services Committee
  • Jim Talent, former Republican senator from Missouri who was on the Senate Armed Services Committee
  • James N. Mattis, They call him Mad Dog Mattis, Retired Marine Corps general and former commander of U.S. Central Command – Accepted
  • Tom Cotton, Senator from Arkansas
  • Rick Perry, former governor Texas

TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY – The agency that overseas the nation’s vehicles, airplanes, railroads, pipelines, ports and highways – including how to proceed on the use of self-driving cars on U.S. roads

  • Elaine Chao, former Labor Secretary under George W. Bush Administration – Accepted

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY – The secretary will help Mr. Trump achieve one of his central campaign promises: to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The department approves new drugs, regulates the food supply, operates biomedical research, and runs Medicare and Medicaid, which insure more than 100 million people.

  • Ben Carson, former neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican presidential candidate   
  • Newt Gingrich   
  • Rich Bagger, former pharmaceutical executive and former top aide to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
  • Bobby Jindal, former Louisiana governor
  • Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor
  • Rick Scott, Florida governor
  • Tom Price, R-GA – Pledges to dismantle and remake Obama Care – Accepted

HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY – This agency, formed after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has one key role in the Trump administration: guarding the United States’ borders and followup on widespread deportations and building walls, this secretary will have to carry them out.

  • Michael McCaul, U.S. Republican congressman from Texas and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee
  • Rudolph Giuliani, Former New York mayor
  • David Clarke, Milwaukee county sheriff and vocal Trump supporter
  • Joe Arpaio, outgoing Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff who campaigned for Trump
  • Kris Kobach, Kansas Secratary of State

PRESS SECRETARY – Senior official connected to the president whose primary responsibility is to collect information about actions and events within the president’s administration and issues the administration’s reactions to developments around the world.

  • Laura Ingraham, former Ronald Reagan speechwriter, attorney and talk host
  • Kellyanne Conway,  Manager of Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, founder of consulting firm The Polling Company

DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE – Subject to the authority, direction, and control of the President, serves as principal advisor to the President, the National Secuity Coouncil, and the, Homeland Security Council about intelligence matters related to national security; and oversee’s the National Intelligence Program

  • Rudolph Giuliani, Former New York mayor

HEAD OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), issues and oversees environmental regulations, is under threat to redsign the agency “in almost every form.”

  • Myron Ebell, a climate change skeptic at the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute who is overseeing environmental policy on Trump’s transition team
  • Robert Grady, venture capitalist, partner in private equity firm Gryphon Investors
  • Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas attorney general
  • Carol Comer, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • Jeffery R. Holmstead, Lawyer with Bracewell LLP, former deputy E.P,A. Administrator under George W. Bush

ENERGY SECRETARY – Despite its name, the primary purpose of the Energy Department is to protect and manage the nation’s arsenal of nuclear weapons.

  • Harold Hamm, Oklahoma oil and gas mogul, CEO of Continental Resources Inc
  • Larry Nichols, co-founder of Devon Energy Corp
  • James Connaughton, CEO of Nautilus Data Technologies and a former environmental adviser to President George W. Bush
  • U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer, of North Dakota
  • Robert Grady, Gryphon Investors partner
  • Rick Perry, former governor Texas

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT – HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. 

  • Ben Carson, former neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican presidential candidate – Offered  

INTERIOR SECRETARY – The Interior Department manages the nation’s public lands and waters. The next secretary will decide the fate of Obama-era rules that stop public land development; curb the exploration of oil, coal and gas; and promote wind and solar power on public lands.

  • Sarah Palin, Republican former Alaska governor who ran for vice president in 2008
  • Jan Brewer, former Arizona governor
  • Forrest Lucas, founder of oil products company Lucas Oil
  • Harold Hamm, Chief executive Continental Resources
  • Robert Grady, Gryphon Investors partner
  • Mary Fallin, governor Oklahoma

EDUCATION SECRATARY – Goals are to redesign and drastically shrink the Education Department and shift responsibilities for curriculum research, development and education aid to state and local governments.

  • Williamson M. Evers, Education, Hoover Institution think tank
  • Betsy DeVos, Charter school advacate from Michigan – Accepted

COMMERCE SECRETARY – The Commerce Department has been a perennial target for budget cuts, but the secretary oversees a diverse portfolio, including the Census, the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

  • Linda McMahon, former world Wrestling Entertainment executive and two-time Senate candidate
  • Dan DiMicco, Former CEO of Nucor Corp
  • Lewis M Eisenberg, Private equity chief, Granite Capital International group

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY DIRECTOR–  The new C.I.A. director will have to decide whether to undo a C.I.A. “modernization” plan put in place this year by Director John O. Brennan, and how to proceed if the president-elect orders a resumption of harsh interrogation tactics — which critics have described as torture — for terrorism suspects.

  • Lieutenant General Michael Flynn
  • Mike Pompeo, three term U.S. Rep Witchita  Accepted
  • Mike Rogers, Republican former representative from Michigan who chaired the House Intelligence Committee
  • Pete Hoekstra, Republican former representative from Michigan

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER – The national security adviser, although not a member of the cabinet, is a critical gatekeeper for policy proposals from the State Department, the Pentagon and other agencies, a function that takes on more importance given Mr. Trump’s lack of experience in elective office.

  • Lieutenant General Michael Flynn – Accepted
  • Stephen Hadley

U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE – The president’s chief trade negotiator will have the odd role of opposing new trade deals, trying to rewrite old ones and bolstering the enforcement of what is seen as unfair trade, especially with China.

  • Dan DiMicco, former chief executive of steel producer Nucor Corp

AGRICULTURE SECRATARY – The agriculture secretary oversees America’s farming industry, inspects food quality and provides income-based food assistance. The department also helps develop international markets for American products, giving the next secretary partial responsibility to carry out Mr. Trump’s positions on trade.

  • Sam Brownback, Kansas governor
  • Chuck Conner, CEO National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
  • Sid Miller, Texas agriculture commissioner
  • Williamson M. Evers, Education, Hoover Institution think tank
  • Rick Perry, former governor Texas

LABOR SECRETARY – The Labor Department enforces rules that protect the nation’s workers, distributes benefits to the unemployed and publishes economic data like the monthly jobs report. The new secretary will be in charge of keeping Mr. Trump’s promise to dismantle many Obama-era rules covering the vast work force of federal contractors.

  • Victoria A Lipnic, Equal Employment Opportunity commissioner

UNITED NATIONS AMBASSADOR – Second to the secretary of state, the United States ambassador to the United Nations will be the primary face of America to the world, representing the country’s interests at the Security Council on a host of issues, from Middle East peace to nuclear proliferation.

  • Kelly Ayotte, Departing senator from New Hampshire and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee

  • Nikki Haley, governor South Carolina – Accepted
  • Richard Grenell, Former spokesman for the United States ambassador to the United Nations during the George W. Bush administration

  • Peter King, Republican representative from New York

VETERANS AFFAIRS SECRETARY – The secretary will face the task of improving the image of the department.and take care of the country’s veterans, top prioriy.

  • Jeff Miller, retiring congressman from Florida and chairman of the Veterans Affairs committee


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