The Trump administration is poised to fill dozens of key Cabinet positions, including Treasury secretary, as well as a few key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture, in a move that could boost the economy and help boost job creation.
A handful of key Trump Cabinet positions are set to be filled with nominees expected to face a slew of questions about their ties to foreign governments and businesses, according to a review of government documents by The Hill.
The administration is set to fill key Cabinet posts, including treasury secretary, U.S. Trade Representative and Environmental Protection Administrator, according in a document provided by The Washington Post to The Hill, which was first to report on the potential nominees.
One of the key posts set to go vacant is Treasury secretary.
The White House has been discussing a transition plan for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and several other Cabinet nominees that would make them subject to scrutiny, according the document.
The Post reported that the administration is considering whether Mnuchin could be subject to an ethics investigation over his role in a failed bid to raise funds from Chinese investors for a Trump-owned real estate project.
The move could lead to his removal from office if he wins, the report said.
Another Cabinet post likely to be vacant is Labor secretary, the first Cabinet post that Trump will take office as president.
Trump has already announced the names of four of the five Cabinet nominees expected as nominees to lead the Labor Department, according a document from the White House obtained by The Post.
The names of those four are Treasury secretary Steven Mnushkin, Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, Energy secretary Rick Perry and labor secretary Alexander Acosta.
“I have no choice but to accept this nomination and make it permanent,” Mnushkins spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement to The Post Thursday.
“I have been honored to serve this administration, and I will continue to do so.”
Trump’s transition team released a statement Wednesday calling for Mnuchin to be removed from the Labor portfolio, calling his nomination to lead it a “disgrace.”
“Treasury Secretary Steven M. Mnuchin is a career Treasury official and has a long history of supporting the president and his agenda.
This nomination is an affront to our country and the people of America,” the statement said.
Mnuchin is one of several Cabinet officials expected to be confirmed, including Defense Secretary James Mattis, who has emerged as the leading candidate to be Trump’s pick to be secretary of defense.
Trump has said he will name a nominee for the position.
Munich, a former Goldman Sachs executive and hedge fund manager, has been a vocal supporter of Trump, and his appointment would be another sign of Trump’s increasing support for the former Goldman chief executive, according for the Post.
The White House said it is reviewing other potential Cabinet posts.
In addition, The Washington Examiner reported on Thursday that the White Trumpet Group, which advises the president on his economic policy, is reviewing the appointment of the deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs.
According to the report, a spokesperson for the White, Treasury and Commerce departments said the administration was not currently considering any changes to the administration’s policy on Middle East policy.
Trump has also selected a deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy, as the Post reported Thursday.
That position, which has been vacant since Jeff Sessions was confirmed as attorney general, is expected to go to a candidate whose nomination was delayed.
A White House spokesperson told The Hill the deputy was still being considered for the job.
Mnushkin and Ross, two of the top economic advisers to Trump, have both said they believe the U.N. General Assembly is not being fair to the U,S.
over the Palestinian Authority’s refusal to recognize Israel.
They have also both been critical of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, who recently withdrew from a deal to curb the construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Trump, who was elected president in November, has repeatedly criticized the U.,S.
and its allies over the situation in the Middle East and is expected in coming days to sign a new order to increase military aid to Israel.