AP source: Giuliani is favorite to be U.S. secretary of state in Trump administration
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is President-elect Donald Trump’s favorite to be named U.S. secretary of state, according to a senior Trump official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The official says there’s no real competition for the job and that it’s the former New York mayor’s if he wants it.
Giuliani said at a Wall Street Journal CEO Council event in Washington that he won’t be attorney general in Trump’s administration. That’s one of the jobs the former federal prosecutor and top Trump adviser has been seen as a top contender for.
Meanwhile, Trump’s transition team says the incoming president will meet with Vice President-elect Mike Pence in New York on Tuesday as he makes decisions on his senior staff and Cabinet.
Pence is overseeing the transition effort.
Spokesman Jason Miller tells reporters that Pence will meet with Trump at Trump Tower to review “a number of names” for the incoming administration.
Miller says, “This is an absolute top priority.”
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions has been meeting with Trump officials on Monday evening. Miller says Trump “would be lucky to have him (Sessions) in any capacity and vice versa.”