I never bought the line–the one that apparently got Trump elected–that he is an ‘anti-establishment’ candidate who will ‘drain the swamp’ of all those people that represent the political establishment. So, in that spirit, we provide you with the current standing of the potential cabinet members of the upcoming Trump administration.

Is the swamp getting drained, or just getting deeper? You decide.

Here is the current standing:

-Secretary of State: Rudy Giuliani, John Bolton, Bob Corker, Mitt Romney, David Petraeus

-Attorney General: Jeff Sessions OFFERED

-Treasury: Steve Mnuchin OFFERED

-Defense: Jim Talent, Tom Cotton, James Mattis

-Homeland: Michael McCaul, David Clarke

-Interior: Sarah Palin, Mary Fallin


-HUD: Ben Carson OFFERED (but hasn’t accepted)

-Education: Betsy DeVos OFFERED

-Commerce: Wilbur Ross OFFERED

-Transportation: Elaine Chao OFFERED

-Agriculture: Rick Perry, Sid Miller

-CIA Director: Mike PompeoOFFERED

-UN Ambassador: Nikki Haley OFFERED

-National Security Adviser: Michael Flynn OFFERED

-RNC Chair: Ronna Romney McDaniel, David UrbanFirst Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day’s most important political stories and why they matter.