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    If Hillary Wins: These People May Play a Role in Clinton's Administration

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    As November 8 election nears, the question arises, what would Hillary Clinton's cabinet look like if she comes out on top on Tuesday.

    Annie Karni of Politico.com presented a list of the Democratic presidential nominee's 12 individuals which may play a role in Clinton's administration if she is elected.

    According to Karni, Cheryl Mills is likely to become a Senior Adviser. Although she "played no official role on Clinton's presidential campaign," "she was never far from the action."

    "Mills is the power center of Clinton's universe, whether she's serving inside an administration or giving advice from outside," the journalist points out.

    "Sunny, 36-year-old" Robby Mook may assume the position of a second Senior Adviser.

    "While Mook has been trying to make history electing the first female president, he also made history of his own as the first openly gay campaign manager of a major presidential campaign," Karni notes.

    She suggests that Brian Fallon and Huma Abedin would be a press secretary and a personal aide, respectively, while Jennifer Palmieri is likely to assume the position of Communications Director with Karen Finney as her deputy.

    Clinton's "West Wing" could also include former US president and Hillary's husband Bill Clinton, chairman of Hillary Clinton's campaign John Podesta, as her special advisers, Ron Klain, as a Chief of Staff, Karen Dunn, as a White House Counsel, Neera Tanden, as a Senior Domestic Policy Adviser and Jake Sullivan, as a National Security Adviser.

    As for Podesta, "it's… not yet clear whether his desire for a Cabinet post, which requires Senate confirmation, would be seen as an opening for hearings on the WikiLeaks release of his hacked email account," the journalist remarks.

    However, Clinton's victory is by no means a "done deal."

    Recent polls conducted by the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project indicate a narrowing margin between Hillary Clinton and her opponent, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

    According to the polls, support for Trump is growing in 24 states, while shrinking in 11, while support for the Democratic presidential nominee is increasing in 13 states and fading in 22.

    Needless to say, the recent WikiLeaks' disclosures have dealt a serious blow to Clinton's campaign.

    On Saturday WikiLeaks released the 31st portion of leaked emails from the account Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta. The total number of leaked emails now amounts to 50,408 files.

    The emails shed light on Clinton's campaign strategy, flip-flopping on the US' global "free trade" projects, her attitude to her political allies and rivals and many other burning issues.

    On the other hand, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reopened a probe into Clinton's emails last Friday, following the discovery of almost 650,000 files related to Clinton's time as secretary of state.

    "A week ago, the US election looked to be over," the Guardian noted Monday, "Hillary Clinton was riding so high in the polls after a disastrous series of gaffes by Donald Trump that few could conceive of a Republican path to victory on November 8."

    "Friday's shock intervention by the FBI may not be enough to change that outcome on its own, but it has certainly set political imaginations running wild," the media outlet stressed.


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