Hillary Clinton’s political career is probably over, but just because she lost the presidential election to Donald Trump doesn’t mean she wasn’t prepared to win. Axios reporter Mike Allen has revealed Hillary’s list of prospective nominees for important cabinet posts in her administration, and it includes a number of interesting choices.
John Podesta, her campaign chairman who accidentally exposed his entire email account to Russian hackers, was listed as the frontrunner to be Hillary Clinton’s secretary of state. Vice President Joe Biden was reportedly also being considered for the position.
Facebook executive and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg was in line for a top post in a Hillary Clinton administration. She was reportedly being considered for treasury secretary and secretary of commerce, along with Virginia Gov. Terry McAullife, a former Democratic fundraiser and Clinton crony who is currently under FBI investigation.
Hillary’s potty-mouthed pal, Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden, was in line to became secretary of health and human services, while Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was under consideration for secretary of labor. Hillary’s choice for EPA chief simply reads, “Likely an African-American (and/or at Education).”
Ron Klain, a former top aide to Joe Biden, was slated to become White House chief of staff. Hillary’s top aides were, predictably, expected to remain in prominent roles if she was elected. Huma Abedin is listed as a deputy chief of staff, while longtime aide Jake Sullivan was in line to become national security adviser. Campaign manager Robby Mook would become a “senior adviser.” Communications aide Jennifer Palmieri would be tapped for “Whatever She Wants.”
CNN political correspondent Dana Bash would be well-positioned, perhaps, to report on foreign policy under a Hillary Clinton administration. Her former husband, Jeremy Bash, was Hillary’s top choice to become White House counterterrorism adviser.
Of course, none of this really matters because Clinton lost to a candidate no one thought could possibly win. She is currently 0-2 in presidential elections.
.@mikeallen reports HRC cabinet was ready by elex.
Highlights: State Podesta, Treasury Sheryl Sandberg, Labor Howard Schultz, CoS Ron Klain pic.twitter.com/YzLkKgnmmG
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