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Trump Begins Looking for Potential Cabinet Members

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By    |   Friday, 22 Jul 2016 11:54 AM

Donald Trump has assembled his inner circle to discuss picking members for his future Cabinet, and according to The Hill, the GOP presidential nominee may be looking beyond politicians.

"You'll probably see a lot of people who are outside traditional Washington, D.C.," Eric Trump said, reports The Hill. "The people who are in there right now haven't exactly done this country wonders."

Trump has mentioned his national finance chairman, Steve Mnuchin, as a possibility to lead the Treasury Department and some who ran against him for the Republican presidential nomination have emerged as allies and potential Cabinet members, according to The Hill.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leading Trump's transition team. The former federal prosecutors may be considered for the role of attorney general. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson might be in the running for a cabinet position, perhaps as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Another potential attorney general candidate is Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions. reports The Hill.

Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole said Christie would be "superbly qualified" for the attorney general job, reports MarketWatch.

Former New York Gov. Rudy Giuliani is viewed as a popular choice for Department of Homeland Security. However, Giuliani did not respond when The Daily Caller asked if he would be interested in that job.

Mnuchin, Christie, Sessions, Giuliani, and Carson are all proven allies of Trump. Rep. Chris Collins of New York said that gives them a lead against other candidates.

"A lot of these key folks will have a lot of influence in a Trump administration," Collins said, reports The Hill.

Republican Convention speakers could be in the running, including retired Army Lt. General Michael Flynn for director of National Intelligence and fracking mogul Henry Hamm for Secretary of Energy.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Trump offered him a senior position, telling The Hill the real estate mogul wanted authority to examine federal bureaucracy and report back to him with "absolute ability to say what I think."

According to ABC News, future Trump cabinet prospects were at the GOP convention, likely promoting themselves for role.

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