Trump transition

(NBC News) – A top Trump adviser says it may be after Thanksgiving – even mid-December – before President-Elect Donald Trump announces his cabinet choices.

But new names are emerging as possible choices for President-Elect Trump’s cabinet

Lieutenant General Mike Flynn as National Security Advisor.

Missouri’s Jim Talent as Defense Secretary.

Senator Ted Cruz as Attorney General.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s reportedly being considered as Secretary of State – even though she publicly opposed Trump. "We have an immense amount of talent out there." Newt Gingrich/ (R) Former House Speaker

Including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton.

But there may be enough Democrats and Republicans to block both. "I don’t think you really want your chief diplomat to be an advocate for war," said Senator Rand Paul, (R) Kentucky.

Vice President-Elect Mike Pence is in charge of the transition.

Today he’s back in Washington meeting with top leaders from both parties who could choose the next Supreme Court Justice.

Even with a Republican majority, confirmation may not be easy. "To say the least, I think they have another, another thing, they’d better think twice that," said Senator Bernie Sanders, (I) Vermont.

Hillary Clinton made her first public appearance since the election, urging Democrats not to give up: "Please don’t lose heart please don’t give up on the values we share," said the former Presidential Nominee.

The top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee here is asking for all security clearance requests from the transition team.

Mr. Trump has denied requesting clearance for his children and son-in-law.
 

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