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Biden to Name Longtime Aide Blinken as Secretary of State

  • Jake Sullivan is the likely pick for national security adviser
  • President-elect begins building government before concession
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WATCH: Antony Blinken is set to be named as Biden’s secretary of state, according to people familiar with the matter.(Source: Bloomberg)
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President-elect Joe Biden intends to name his longtime adviser Antony Blinken as secretary of state, according to three people familiar with the matter, setting out to assemble his cabinet even before Donald Trump concedes defeat.

In addition, Jake Sullivan, formerly one of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides, is likely to be named Biden’s national security adviser, and Linda Thomas-Greenfield will be nominated to serve as Biden’s ambassador to the United Nations. An announcement of the president-elect’s top national security advisers is expected for Tuesday, the people said.