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Is Pam Bondi still under consideration for Trump job?

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi speaks with the press in the Trump Tower lobby after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump on Dec. 2.

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi speaks with the press in the Trump Tower lobby after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump on Dec. 2.

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Immediately after Donald Trump was elected president, one Florida name was floated above the rest for a job in his administration: Attorney General Pam Bondi.

About two weeks out from Trump's inauguration, the Tampa Republican still has not been appointed to any job.

But an announcement could be coming soon, reports Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs

In a tweet, she wrote, "NEW: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will be named to a post in the Trump White House, sources tell me. Trump aides finalizing her role."

Asked Thursday, the Trump transition provided no new information about whether Bondi was even still in consideration for an administration job.

"We have no additional announcements at this time," said Sean Spicer, who will be Trump's White House press secretary, on a conference call with reporters. "I don't want to get ahead of any announcements that may or may not come."

Bondi has been mum, too. Asked Thursday morning, she would not comment on whether she was being considered for a new job in the administration. 

"I'd never discuss anything confidential," she said, echoing previous statements.

Bondi, a career prosecutor, had one publicly announced meeting with Trump in December, but none have been announced since.

A member of the transition team, she likely has had conversations with others high up in the Trump inner circle, and Spicer on Thursday called her a "very trusted confidante."

Times staff writer Paul Guzzo contributed reporting.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:52pm]

    

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