U.S. agency officially begins Presidential transition process.
U.S.’s General Service Administration (GSA) has “ascertained”, President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the presidential election, allowing the formal transition process to begin.
Biden rolls out list of aides
Joe Biden named key members of his administration, including
VP: Kamala Harris –
CoS: Ronald Klain
Sec of State: Antony Blinken
NatSec Advisor: Jake Sullivan
DNI: Avril Haines
DHS: Alejandro Mayorkas
UN Amb: Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Antony Blinken to lead the State Department,
John Kerry as a climate envoy,
Janet Yellen for Treasury Secretary
Biden appointed John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.
Mike Donilon will move to the White House as senior adviser to the president.
Steve Ricchetti: Counselor of the president
Jen O’Malley Dillon, Deputy Chief of Staff
Cedric Richmond, Senior Advisor + head of WH Office of Public Engagement
Dana Remus, Counsel to the President
Mike Donilon, Senior Advisor
Annie Tomasini, Dir. of Oval Office Ops
Julie Rodriguez director of WH intergovernmental affairs
US agency allows Biden transition to begin
A key US government agency has given President-elect Joe Biden formal approval to begin his transition to the White House.
The move by the US General Services Administration unlocks funding for the incoming administration. It also allows Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris access to regular national security briefings.
In a tweet, President Donald Trump said that GSA administrator Emily Murphy and her team should “do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols.” He said he had instructed officials in his administration to do the same.
The GSA announcement came shortly after officials in Michigan certified Biden as the winner of the battleground state in the November 3 election.