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Trump gives go-ahead to presidential transition, but continues with legal challenges

Tuesday, November 24th 2020 - 09:38 UTC
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“This is probably the closest thing to a concession that President Trump could issue,” said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. “This is probably the closest thing to a concession that President Trump could issue,” said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.
“This is probably the closest thing to a concession that President Trump could issue,” said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. “This is probably the closest thing to a concession that President Trump could issue,” said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.

President Donald Trump on Monday said he had given Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, the go-ahead to proceed with a transition for President-elect Joe Biden’s administration despite plans to continue with legal challenges.

“I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country. She has been harassed, threatened, and abused – and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family, or employees of GSA,” Trump said in a tweet.

“Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good ... fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.”

The GSA, an independent federal agency that must sign off on presidential transitions, informed Mr Biden, a Democrat, that he could formally begin the hand-over process. GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said in a letter that Mr Biden would now have access to resources that had been denied to him because of the legal challenges seeking to overturn his win.

“This is probably the closest thing to a concession that President Trump could issue,” said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.

Mr Trump's announcement came shortly after Michigan officials certified Mr. Biden as the victor in their state making Mr Trump’s legal efforts to change the election outcome even more unlikely to succeed.

Mr Trump and his advisers said he would continue to pursue legal avenues, but his tweet served as a sign that even the White House understood it was getting close to time to move on.

The move by the GSA means Mr Biden’s team will now have federal funds and an official office to conduct his transition over the next two months. It also paves the way for Mr Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris to receive regular national security briefings that Mr Trump also gets.

The decision frees up millions of dollars in financing to support the transition, as well as formally allows Mr Biden to coordinate with current government officials.

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  • MarkWhelan

    Who ever said that this transfer of power would be easy. As I expected Trump lost. Finally we see that he is admitting that he can not win, even with his court challenges. If we do not see him hand over power publicly we can expect to see his deep supporters armed and on the street. I can see a delicate time ahead for the citizens of the U.S.A..

    Nov 24th, 2020 - 02:14 pm +1
  • Chicureo

    Terence (Fuckwit) has broken his head gasket!

    I just finished a grand memorable luncheon with naval mentors where I surrendered my wager of two exquisite bottles from the last century. Our meal was superb and the conversation was entertaining.

    The sad case of Terry Fuckwitt just gets more depressing as he exposes his ass each time he posts incomprehensible bullocks of a nine year old mentally challenged idiot.

    Some things for Fuckwitt to consider: I don't mind whether he lives or dies — but the creature is not worth murdering in cold blood — although I do have two Venezuelan coworkers that would gleeful throw his alive body into a wood chipper with pleasure!

    You'll note that Fuckwitt is not only a pitifully poor pathological liar — who has various deviant sexual perversions that he himself have exposed in his posts about his inflatable sex dolls (Lula & Long Dong Silver) as well as his anal perversions about toilets and filthy toilet paper.

    He claims military service as a radio technician in the RAF during 1962, yet cannot read a simple Morse message and adolescently prevaricates with an image of a beer mug as somehow proof.

    Perhaps the most offensive lie he's committed as that Communism was never were a threat to Jack's and my beloved continent. Of course that was just as asinine as trying to convince the readers of Mercopress that all toilets in Brazil are incapable of flushing toliet paper.

    There is so much more — but Fuckwitt has repeatedly self demonstrated his perverted and deviant mendacity.

    The only truth he's shared is that his abode is in his mother's basement in Canada with TV cable access of 300+ channels.

    ¡Saludos!

    Nov 25th, 2020 - 07:36 pm +1
  • Chicureo

    MarkWhelan

    It's remarkable how the USA has lectured Chile with the importance of free and fair elections...

    Kudos to my dear Canadian friend Mr. Terence Hill for suggesting this informative video: https://youtu.be/-4ytpqVeB58

    As long as they continue to import our avocados and grapes — as well keeping the almighty Dollar strong — we'll all survive this coming conflict.

    ¡Saludos de Chile!

    Nov 25th, 2020 - 02:04 am 0
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