Trump Considering Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

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President-elect Donald Trump is in the midst of his transition to the presidency after winning the election over Hillary Clinton last week.

As part of the transition, Trump and his team are vetting and selecting members of his potential cabinet in the White House, which is good news for one Alabama senator.

According to a report from CBS News’ Major Garrett, Trump began making offers for some key positions Wednesday night. Among those was Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions who is being considered for Attorney General. The CBS News report also states that former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani is being considered for Secretary of State.

News Five contacted Sen. Sessions’s office Thursday and at this time, they have no comment on the report.

Sen. Sessions was an early supporter of Trump in his campaign for the White House and was the first senator to officially endorse the President-elect. The pair made a campaign appearance in one of Trump’s first rally’s right here on the Gulf Coast at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in August 2015.

Over the next two months leading up to Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, 2017, Trump and his transition will be looking to hire thousands of people to fill the necessary roles in the executive branch.

However, those being considered will have to abide by rules that are unique to Trump’s presidency. According to a report from CBS News’ Sopan Deb, people who will be on Trump’s administrative team must adhere to a lobbying ban, which means there will be no one hired who is a current registered lobbyist, and no lobbying will be allowed for five years after leaving government.

Apart from positions in the executive branch, President-elect Trump will also have to make an appointment for the open seat on the Supreme Court, which has been left vacant since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

News Five will continue to follow Trump’s transition to the White House and will update when cabinet positions become official.

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