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>> New front runner or more precisely another front runner for Secretary of State Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson. That, according to a senior transition official who told Reuters, Trump met Tillerson on Tuesday, and may talk to him again over the weekend. The latest favorite of Trump emerging as his transition team claims Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani withdrew his name from contention.
In addition to him, there has been a long list of candidates including former Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney. But the official said Romney was still under consideration along with former US ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee And retired navy admiral James Stavritas. Meanwhile, Reuters also reporting Friday Trump's energy department transition team sent the agency a memo this week asking for names of people who have worked on climate change and clean energy issues.
One department of energy employee telling lawyers Reuters, "This feels like the first draft of an eventual political enemy's list." During campaign Trump had said climate change was a hoax perpetuated by China to damage US manufacturing and has said he will rip up last years landmark global climate deals struck in Paris.