Elliott Abrams is Trump's leading
candidate for deputy secretary of state: source
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[February 07, 2017]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Elliott
Abrams, who served in foreign policy roles for presidents Ronald Reagan
and George W. Bush, is President Donald Trump's leading candidate to be
deputy secretary of state, a source familiar with the matter said on
Abrams is to meet Trump at the White House on Tuesday along with
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Abrams, 69, last served in government in the Bush White House, first
as a Middle East expert on the National Security Council and later
as a global democracy strategy adviser.
Another candidate for the position was former diplomat Paula
Dobriansky, the source said, while adding that it appeared Abrams
had the inside track.
(Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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