President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name as his secretary of state Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson, who has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, NBC News and the New York Times reported. Both reports said they were based on two anonymous sources close to the transition process.
Trump's reported pick of the 64-year-old oil executive comes after a very public selection process that included multiple meetings between the President-elect and Mitt Romney, who was critical of Trump during the campaign. Trump and Tillerson met at Trump Tower in New York Saturday.
Trump transition spokesman Jason Miller declined to comment to the New York Times. After the NBC News report, which was posted before the Times story, Miller said there would be no announcements about Secretary of State until next week.
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