Trump considering outgoing Senator Ayotte for defense secretary: Washington Post

November 11, 2016 5:44 PM EST

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) smiles as she campaigns in Littleton, New Hampshire, November 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mary Schwalm

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is considering outgoing Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire for the post of defense secretary, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing two sources familiar with the discussions.

Other people on the list include retired Army Lieutenant General Joseph "Keith" Kellogg, former Defense Intelligence Agency Director General Mike Flynn and Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the Post said.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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