Trump Administration Updated picks as of Jan. 4, 2017

The new list, as of 2:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday 4 January:

Department of State
Secretary – Rex Tillerson
Ambassador to the United Nations – Nikki Haley
Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China – Terry Branstad
Ambassador to the State of Israel – David Friedman
Special Trade Representative – Robert Lighthizer
Special Representative for International Negotiatons – Jason Greenblatt

Department of the Treasury
Secretary – Steven Mnuchin

Department of Defense
Secretary of Defense – Gen. James Mattis
Secretary of the Army – Vincent Viola
Secretary of the Navy – ??
Secretary of the Air Force – ??

Department of Justice
Attorney-General of the U.S. – Jeff Sessions
Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (fixed-term) – James Comey
Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration – ??

Department of the Interior
Secretary – Ryan Zinke
National Park Service – ??
Bureau of Indian Affairs – ??
Bureau of Land Management – ??

Department of Agriculture

Department of Commerce
Secretary – Wilbur Ross
Deputy Secretary – Todd Ricketts

Department of Labor
Secretary – Andy Puzder

Department of Health & Human Services
Secretary – Tom Price
Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – Seema Verma
Commissioner of Food and Drugs (FDA) – ??
Surgeon-General of the U.S. – ??

Department of Housing & Urban Development
Secretary – Dr Ben Carson

Department of Transportation
Secretary – Elaine Chao

Department of Energy
Secretary – Rick Perry

Department of Education
Secretary – Betsy DeVos

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Department of Homeland Security
Secretary – Gen. James Kelley
Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency – ??

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Office of the President
Chief of Staff – Reince Priebus
Deputy Chief of Staff – Katie Walsh
Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations – Joe Haglin
Legislative Affairs, Intergovernmental Affairs & Cabinet Affairs – Rick Dearborn
Chief Strategist – Steve Bannon
Counsel to the President – Donald F. McGahn II
Counselor to the President – Kellyanne Conway
Special Advisor on Regulatory Reform – Carl Icahn

Presidential communications staff
Press Secretary – Sean Spicer
Director of Strategic Communicatons – Hope Hicks
Director of Communications – Jason Miller (withdrew)
Director of Social Media – Dan Scavino

National Security Council
National Security Advisor – Gen. Michael Flynn
Deputy National Security Advisor – Kathleen T. McFarland
Chief of Staff – Lt Gen. Keith Kellogg
Senior Director of Strategic Communications – Monica Crowley

Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Advisor
Special Assistant to the President – Thomas Bossert

Director of National Intelligence – (Dan Coats?)
Director – ??
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency – Mike Pompeo

Office of Management & Budget
Director – Mick Mulvaney

National Economic Council
Chairman – Gary Cohn

National Trade Council (new)
Chairman – Peter Navarro

Council of Economic Advisors
Chairman – ??

Environmental Protection Agency
Administrator – Scott Pruitt

Small Business Administration
Administrator – Linda McMahon

Securities & Exchange Commission
Chairman – Jay Clayton


Cabinet Secretaries and some others will need US Senate confirmation …..

Courtesy of DSD….

Democratic Socialist Dave

Add somewhere near the bottom:

Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison – Omarosa Manigault

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What kind of background check did they do — and when — on “Crookèd Hillary” 8 years ago ?

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Democratic Socialist Dave
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