Giuliani, McCaul Said to Be Leading Contenders for Trump Posts

  • Bolton, Corker said to be in running for Secretary of State
  • Sessions said to show interest in Defense Secretary Job

Trump's Transition Begins With White House Meeting

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is a leading contender to serve as attorney general under President-elect Donald Trump, and Congressman Michael McCaul is a top candidate for Homeland Security secretary, according to people familiar with the matter.

Trump also is considering former United Nations Ambassador John R. Bolton and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee to serve as secretary of state, according to the people, who asked for anonymity to discuss possible appointments in the new administration.

Trump’s transition staff is discussing how to fill top administration jobs a day after he won election as the 45th president of the U.S.

In addition, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, a loyal Trump supporter, is interested in serving as defense secretary, the people said. Trump has told him he has his pick of cabinet positions.

McCaul is a Texas Republican who is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. Giuliani, a former federal prosecutor, served as a top surrogate for Trump during the campaign. Bolton served as U.N. ambassador under former President George W. Bush.

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