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Giuliani top pick for secretary of state: source

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>> Black America, there's no white America, there is just America.>> A man who many regard as one of the least diplomatic people in New York, now poised to be the top diplomat in America. A source telling Reuters, former New York mayor Rudi Giuliani has emerged as the leading candidate to be US Secretary of State for President-elect Donald Trump.
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Reuter's campaign reporter, Steve Holland.>> Rudy Giuliani would be an interesting choice for Secretary of State. He doesn't have a whole lot of foreign policy experience. He does have experience running a large bureaucracy, having been the Mayor of New York City. And we really don't know much about his foreign policy views, except for what we've picked up on the campaign trail.
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>> Giuliani has called the Iran nuclear deal money laundering, praised Vladimir Putin, and said once that everything is legal in war. He's also had dealings with foreign governments with the security firm, Giuliani Partners, which could come to light if he's picked.>> If Giuliani is, in fact, the choice for this, he will face a lot of scrutiny.
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And there'll be a lot of questions asked. And senators will want to know that he has a clean slate before they would vote to confirm him.>> Giuliani was mayor during the attacks in September 11, 2001, guiding the city through crises, and later ran a failed bid for the white house in 2008.
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The 72 year old was one of Trump's most vocal and loyal supporters on the campaign trail, at a time when there were virtually no other high-profile Republican politicians backing the now president elect.>> She's going like this when I said Russia.>> His increasingly bombastic rhetoric was often eyebrow raising, with speeches like the one he gave at the Republican National Convention.
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>> Greatness, God bless the United States of America! USA!>> Giuliani also let slip in the final days of the FBI Clinton email debacle that he had contacts in the FBI leaking him details of the investigation during the campaign. A source also telling Routers that John Bolton, who served as US Ambassador to the United Nations under president George W Bush, was also under consideration to head the State Department.
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Alabama Senator, Jeff Sessions, a possible pick for Defense Secretary, was seen entering Trump Tower on Monday.