Trump administration officially authorizes Biden transition


With the backing of President Donald Trump, the head of the General Services Administration informed President-elect Joe Biden on Monday that the official governmental transition process has been approved.

GSA Administrator Emily Murphy, after weeks of delay, said in a letter to Biden that he is now able to access millions of dollars in federal funds and other resources to begin his transition to power. Trump in a pair of tweets vowed to continue his legal fight but said, "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.”

Biden's transition has been stalled by the GSA as Trump waged a sputtering legal battle across the country to contest the results. Michigan certified its results on Monday and Pennslyvania plans to do the same.

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