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 Trump's transition team announces candidates for key posts in his administration, - WSJ

A small group of Trump's allies was gathering at a Washington office to plot the president-elect’s first months in office.

As reported by Censor.NET citing The Wall Street Journal, the transition team was also assembling a list of people to fill key jobs in a Trump administration.

Among those discussed for attorney general are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a top campaign adviser who heads the Trump transition team, and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, according to two campaign aides.

Mr. Trump's slim campaign team, which has included former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, may form the core of a Trump administration.

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Names discussed for Health and Human Services secretary include Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Ben Carson, one of Mr. Trump's former primary rivals, one member of the transition team said.

"The priority is to put a team on the field," said Mike Leavitt, a former Utah governor advising the transition team.

In his first days in office, Mr. Trump plans to announce he will reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement, and will withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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"It will focus on three to five structural reforms from Day One, including controlling the southern border," Mr. Gingrich said about the first 100 days of the Trump administration. "It will almost certainly include very dramatic civil service reform to allow us to fire people who are incompetent or corrupt or breaking the law."



 
 
 
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