Trump officially authorizes Biden transition

Trump officially authorizes Biden transition

President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday cleared the way for President-elect Joe Biden to transition to the White House.

Trump did not concede or acknowledge his Democratic rival’s victory on Monday.

Murphy, a Trump appointee, has faced bipartisan criticism for failing to begin the transition process sooner, preventing Biden’s team from working with agency officials on plans for his administration, including in critical national security and public health areas.

“Please know that I came to my decision independently, based on the law and available facts. I was never directly or indirectly pressured by any Executive Branch official – including those who work at the White House or GSA – with regard to the substance or timing of my decision,” Murphy wrote in a letter to Biden.

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