ExxonMobil CEO, retired admiral will meet with Trump about State: report

ExxonMobil CEO, retired admiral will meet with Trump about State: report
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE will meet with retired Adm. James G. Stavridis and ExxonMobil CEO Rex W. Tillerson this week, as he considers who he'll pick to be his secretary of State, according to a Sunday report in Politico.

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Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said earlier Sunday that Trump had “broadened the search” for the nation’s top diplomat, after the transition team confirmed last week it had narrowed the field down to four candidates, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

“I think there'll be additional interviews with other candidates for secretary of State and other Cabinet positions and deputy ... positions as well,” she told pool reporters Sunday in the lobby of Trump Tower. 

Tillerson’s name was floated as possible pick for secretary of State last week. Politico noted that Stavridis was mentioned as a possible vice-presidential pick for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam Biden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Stone judge under pressure over calls for new trial MORE at one point this summer.

Trump has met with multiple candidates for the post throughout the transition. 

Retired Gen. David Petraeus and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) are reportedly being considered for the position as well. 

On Saturday, the Associated Press reported that former Utah Governor and U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman (R) was also under review for the position.