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Retired Marine General John Kelly Eyed for Potential Role in Trump Administration

Retired Marine General John Kelly Eyed for Potential Role in Trump Administration by Jeff Schogol, Marine Corps Times

It appears that retired Marine Gen. John Kelly is being considered to play a key role in the Trump administration, possibly as secretary of state.

Kelly, former head of U.S. Southern Command, was scheduled to meet with President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday, Politico reported.

Reince Priebus, Trump's pick for White House chief of staff, mentioned Kelly as one of the candidates being considered as the next secretary of state, along with retired Army Gen. Jack Keane, former Army vice chief of staff, who reportedly turned down Trump’s offer to serve as secretary of defense.

“I'm not sure who he's going to select, but I do know that he's talking to the right people: [Rudy] Giuliani, Gen. Keane, Gen. Kelly; he's talked to Mitt Romney, obviously,” Priebus told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd on Sunday. “We'll see, Chuck, where it goes, but it's a good sign for all Americans.”

Neither Kelly nor a representative from Trump’s transition team could be reached for comment Sunday…

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