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GSA announces it will provide Biden with the resources to begin the presidential transition

GSA Administrator Emily Murphy on March 13, 2019. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration, said in a letter on Monday that she would make "resources and services available" to help President-elect Joe Biden begin the presidential transition. "The actual winner of the presidential election will be determined by the electoral process detailed in the Constitution," Murphy wrote. The news comes after congressional Democrats ex...
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GSA Chief Finally Informs Biden She Will Green Light Formal Transition Process

General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy has finally told President-elect Joe Biden that she is ready to green light his formal transition process, according to a letter obtained by CNN Monday evening. Murphy’s letter to Biden comes weeks after the President-elect’s projected victory and President Trump’s refusal to concede. Shortly after CNN reported Murphy’s letter to Biden, Trump vowed in a tweet to continue his legal battles challenging election result (which have fizzled out), ...
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GSA official allows Biden transition to officially begin

By Kristen Holmes and Jeremy Herb | CNN The General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter from Administrator Emily Murphy sent Monday afternoon and obtained by CNN. The letter is the first step the administration has taken to acknowledge President Donald Trump’s defeat, more than two weeks after Biden was declared the winner in the election. Murphy said she had not been p...
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The GSA has informed the President-elect that the Trump administration is ready to begin the transition process, according to a letter obtained by CNN

The General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter from Administrator Emily Murphy sent Monday afternoon and obtained by CNN.
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First on CNN: GSA tells Biden that transition can formally begin

The General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter from Administrator Emily Murphy sent Monday afternoon and obtained by CNN.
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General Services Administration tells Biden presidential transition can begin – live

Key Biden administration roles for Tony Blinken, Alejandro Mayorkas and Avril HainesJanet Yellen poised to become first female treasury secretaryRepublican senator: no evidence of widespread election fraudSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.21pm GMT In a letter to Joe Biden, Murphy – who initially held up the transition process - told the president-elect that she will open up resources to allow the transition of power to formally begin, the Guardian can confirm. “...
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Trump claims he directed his administration to start Biden's transition process even as he continues to claim he won the election

US President Donald Trump looks on as he departs a rally at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on September 21, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump took a significant step towards conceding the presidential election on Monday evening after his GSA chief recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the apparent winner.  Trump claimed that he recommended General Services Administration chief, Emily Murphy, and his aides move forward with "initial protocols" for the ...
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GSA offers to brief lawmakers on Biden transition next week; Emily Murphy won't host

The General Services Administration has come under intense scrutiny and pressure from Democrats to free up funding for Joe Biden's transition.
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GSA Admin Will Send Deputy To Brief Congress A Week Later Than Reps Asked For

House Democrats told a Trump administration official on Thursday that she had until Monday to explain why she hadn’t designated Joe Biden the apparent winner of the 2020 election.  On Monday, the official said she would send a deputy in her place … in a week.  The official, Emily Murphy, is the administrator of the General Services Administration. And in order for Joe Biden’s transition team to meet with Trump administration officials and begin the official process of preparing to govern...
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Portman Urges Trump To ‘Move Forward’ After Lawsuits Couldn’t Prove Mass Fraud

The dam continues breaking against President Trump. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) implored Trump to stop stonewalling President-elect Joe Biden’s formal transition process in an op-ed published Monday. Portman is one of the few Hill Republicans who have recently come around to accepting the reality that Trump’s presidency will end in January, following the sitting president’s unsuccessful legal attempts at delegitimizing the election process. After saying that he supported Trump and his campaign’s r...
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Over 100 Republican national security experts implore Trump to concede the presidential election to Biden and start the transition process

President Donald Trump arrives to speak in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on November 5, 2020. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Over 100 Republican national security experts on Monday called on GOP congressional leaders to push President Donald Trump to concede the election to President-elect Joe Biden, according to the Washington Post. In a signed letter, the experts urged current GOP officeholders and Trump to prioritize the country's nationa...
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Trump Faces Growing Calls From Biz Leaders To Concede After Legal Battles Fall Flat

President Trump is facing increasing pressure from corporate America to finally concede to President-elect Joe Biden after the sitting president’s ill-fated attempts to legally challenge the legitimacy of the election process have fizzled. Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman, a close confidant of Trump throughout his presidential term, told Axios in a statement on Monday that Biden won the presidential election and it’s time to move on. “I’m a fan of good process,” Schwarzman, who initially defend...
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Major business leaders signed a letter urging Trump to concede, and warn that 'our democracy grows weaker' the longer the presidential transition is delayed

President-elect Joe Biden speaks Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. Associated Press/Andrew Harnik Over 100 American business leaders have signed a joint letter urging President Trump to concede the 2020 presidential election to President-elect Joe Biden. "Every day that an orderly presidential transition process is delayed, our democracy grows weaker in the eyes of our own citizens and the nation's stature on the global stage is diminished," the letter reportedly says. Executives...
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Major business leaders reportedly signed a letter urging Trump to concede, and warn that 'our democracy grows weaker' the longer the presidential transition is delayed

President-elect Joe Biden speaks Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. Associated Press/Andrew Harnik Over 100 American business leaders have signed a joint letter urging President Trump to concede the 2020 presidential election to President-elect Joe Biden, the New York Times reported on Monday morning. The group includes the president of private equity firm Blackstone and the head of real estate firm Tishman Speyer.  "Every day that an orderly presidential transition process is del...
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A Few More Hill GOPers Push Trump To Accept Reality As More Legal Battles Fall Flat

A handful of Republicans have joined a small contingent of conservative lawmakers over the weekend in accepting the reality that President Trump’s presidency is ending in January. The sitting president still refuses to concede to President-elect Joe Biden and his flailing attempts to legally challenge the election results have not picked up steam. On Saturday night, the Trump campaign was dealt another blow in its effort to delegitimize the election process when a federal judge rebuked its cha...
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US Congress Passes an IoT Security Bill 'That Doesn't Totally Suck'

Shotgun (Slashdot reader #30,919) shared these thoughts from The Register: Every now and again the U.S. Congress manages to do its job and yesterday was one of those days: the Senate passed a new IoT cybersecurity piece of legislation that the House also approved, and it will now move to the President's desk. As we noted back in March when the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act was introduced, the law bill is actually pretty good: it asks America's National Institute of Standards and Technolog...
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Biden team solicits donations to fund presidential transition as Trump administration blocks federal money

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris receive a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board in Wilmington, Delaware. Joe Raedle/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden's team is making a fundraising push to small-dollar donors to fund its own transition efforts, according to CNN. The General Services Administration (GSA) must "ascertain" that Biden is the president-elect, which agency head Emily Murphy has so far refused to acknowledge. The refusal to cer...
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We’ll Know More About Biden’s Cabinet Soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is moving quickly to fill out his administration and could name top leaders for his Cabinet as early as next week. Biden told reporters on Thursday that he’s already decided on who will lead the Treasury Department. That pick, along with his nominee for secretary of state, may be announced before Thanksgiving, according to people close to the transition who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. Th...
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The Trump Admin Is Refusing to Give Full Cybersecurity Support to Biden's Transition Team

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is using a “standard, paid Google workspace network” with only limited support from the federal government thanks to Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the 2020 elections and efforts to hobble the inbound Democratic administration, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.Read more...
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Biden makes fundraising push as Trump administration blocks transition money

President-elect Joe Biden's team is making a fundraising push for its transition operations as the General Services Administration has yet to ascertain Biden as the election winner -- a move that would open up millions of dollars in federal money for the President-elect's transition work.
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Biden transition making fundraising push as Trump administration blocks funding

President-elect Joe Biden's team is making a fundraising push for its transition operations as the General Services Administration has yet to ascertain Biden as the election winner -- a move that would open up millions of dollars in federal money for the President-elect's transition work.
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McEnany rips 'inexcusable' 2016 transition, says GSA certification for Biden will come 'at the right moment'

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday said the General Services Administration will certify Joe Biden’s election at the...
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Biden Team Lacks Full US Cybersecurity Support in Transition Fracas

When it comes to protecting sensitive information from foreign hackers, President-elect Joe Biden's team is largely on its own. The federal government, which has some of the most sophisticated antihacking technologies in the world, is offering limited assistance to Mr. Biden's transition operation in securing its email and other communications, despite concerns that the team is likely a top espionage target for Russia, China, and other adversaries, WSJ reported Friday, citing people familiar wit...
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‘We Can Wait No Longer’: House Dems Demand Briefing On Trump Appointee’s Refusal To Begin Transition

House Democrats on Thursday demanded that the Trump appointee at the helm of delaying President-elect Joe Biden’s access to resources needed for the presidential transition process brief lawmakers and possibly testify in public. “President-elect Biden has now collected more votes than any other candidate for President in history, and he defeated President Trump by a margin of nearly six million votes,” Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY) and Nita Lowey (NY), chairs of the House Oversight and Reform an...
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Trump lawyers filed a motion in Pennsylvania to clarify they only want to block the state from certifying results of the presidential elections, not any other races on the same ballot

President Donald Trump speaks at the first day of the Republican National Convention on August 24, 2020, in Charlotte, North Carolina. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Lawyers for President Donald Trump filed a motion to clarify that their previous request to block certifying the election results in Pennsylvania only pertains to the presidential election, not the other races though they are on the same ballot, Reuters' Brad Heath reported Thursday. "Plaintiffs seek a temporary restr...
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Democrats send letter to GSA head Emily Murphy demanding to know why the Biden-Harris transition has not begun

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at the Alexis Dupont High School on August 12, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Democratic leaders of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform are demanding to know why President-elect Joe Biden has not been recognized as the next US head of state. In a letter sent Thursday, Democrats ask Emily Murphy, head of the General Services Administration, to personally explain why she has not joined every maj...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley clashed over reallocating government funds to expedite COVID-19 relief

Reuters/Business Insider Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former UN ambassador Nikki Haley clashed on Twitter over government funding for struggling Americans amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted earlier Thursday, suggesting that, in order to get the recent COVID-19 surges "under control, we need to pay people to stay home." Haley, a former GOP governor of South Carolina and UN ambassador, responded, asking her where she expects to get the funds to "pay" people to qu...
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Biden: Give Me Access To The Vaccine Data

The incoming Biden administration needs information on the COVID-19 pandemic, including the “all-important issue of vaccine distribution,” from federal agencies in order to prepare to take office, President-elect Joe Biden told reporters on Thursday. Biden added that the transition team “hadn’t ruled out” legal action against General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy, who is responsible for recognizing Biden’s victory and allowing federal agencies to begin sharing information with hi...
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Health Experts Demand GSA Chief Stop Holding Up Biden’s Transition As COVID Cases Surge

Nearly 200 public health experts joined forces on Thursday to demand that General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy officially green-light President-elect Joe Biden’s formal transition amid surging COVID-19 cases nationwide. In a letter issued Thursday to Murphy, former government officials, advocates, medical school deans and other health experts urged the GSA chief to sign an ascertainment that would permit Biden’s transition team to contact federal agencies so that the incoming adm...
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'Potentially catastrophic': Sen. Chris Murphy sounds the alarm on the Trump administration not briefing the Biden team on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Chris Murphy. Zach Gibson/Getty Images The Trump administration told senators during a Thursday briefing that their vaccine team has not yet reached out to the Biden camp to begin coordination on vaccine rollout, Sen. Chris Murphy tweeted.  Murphy, who serves on the Senate's Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, called the lack of outreach 62 days before Inauguration Day "potentially catastrophic." Two companies, Pfizer and Moderna, have recently reported promising results from ...
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