Abrams, a Trump critic, considered for key State Department post
Wed, 08/02/2017 - 00:21 — smashdracs
Elliot Abrams, Project for the New American Century Founding Member, CFR Member, Central Figure in Iran Contra, considered for key State Department post.
Elliott Abrams, a neoconservative Republican insider, is emerging as President Donald Trump's choice be Deputy Secretary of State -- a pick that could test Trump's willingness to work with members of a foreign policy establishment that didn't back him during the campaign, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Trump will meet Tuesday with Abrams, who served under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has met with Abrams and wants him for the job, also will attend the meeting.