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See the people Donald Trump plans to make key figures in his Cabinet
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) introduces Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. (John Sommers II/Getty Images)

See the people Donald Trump plans to make key figures in his Cabinet

With Election Day just a day away, the campaigns of both Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are preparing to transition from operating as a national campaign to operating as the next administration.

Both candidates have White House transition teams in place, which is a dedicated team of people that make the transition of power in D.C. seamless. Also part of an incoming president's job: selecting who will make-up his presidential Cabinet.

And for Trump, if he wins the White House, it appears his Cabinet will be comprised of a mixture of key campaign advisers and people who currently work for the Republican National Committee.

According to NBC News, who spoke with several key Trump advisers:

Among the names being considered, according to conversations with three campaign advisers who requested anonymity to speak freely: Rudy Giuliani for attorney general, Newt Gingrich for secretary of state, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn for defense secretary or national security adviser, Trump finance chairman Steve Mnuchin for treasury secretary, and Republican National Committee finance chair Lew Eisenberg for commerce secretary.

In addition, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus is being considered for Trump's chief of staff.

"They're thinking, 'We need to find that balance between someone who knows how Washington works and someone who shakes things up,'" one Trump adviser told NBC of Priebus.

The Trump campaign would like to see former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski or current deputy campaign manager David Bossie replace Priebus at the RNC, should he take a position in Trump's White House.

According to the report, Trump has not been involved in the transition efforts, which is supposedly headed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, because he fears too much White House planning will "jinx" the election.

However, despite the fact that Trump regularly says he will fix Washington and get rid of career politicians, the Trump advisers who spoke with NBC said that reality is the opposite. In fact, the campaign is seeking career, establishment politicos to balance his White House.

"They're reaching out to people with experience, they're listening to them, they're taking their counsel," the adviser said. "I was very impressed."

Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks, in an email to NBC, denied what the Trump advisers said.

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News
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