December 05, 2016

Exxon CEO Now a Contender for Donald Trump’s Secretary of State

By Phillip Carter

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Journalist(s) Carol E. Lee, Peter Nicholas

President-elect Donald Trump is widening the circle of candidates for secretary of state and will interview more prospects this week, transition officials said, a sign that after multiple meetings with high-profile hopefuls he still isn't sold on whom he wants as the nation's top diplomat.

Though Mr. Trump's transition team said last week that the search had narrowed to four finalists, new candidates have emerged, including Rex Tillerson, chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp., one transition adviser said.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence, appearing Sunday on NBC, said the list of secretary of state candidates "might grow a little bit."

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  • Phillip Carter

    Senior Fellow and Director, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Phillip Carter is Senior Fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security.  His research focuses on issues facing v...