Trump is fighting to keep his office. Biden: Nothing stops the transition of power
A state of confusion dominates the U.S. political scene, coinciding with the end of the presidential election counting, and the announcement of Democratic candidate Joe Biden, the 46th president of the United States, according to preliminary election indicators, where Donald Trump rejects those results, which he has repeatedly questioned as “false.”
Trump has been accused of winning the presidential election so far, refusing to acknowledge Biden’s victory in front of him, ordering his team not to cooperate with the new president and his transition team, and a series of letters sent by world leaders and presidents to Biden, including a group of state officials including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as well as the director of national intelligence who refused to share presidential memos with Biden, saying he would not participate in biden’s transition until the Administration of Public Services determined the election.
The positions taken by the Trump team are hampering the task of the new president, as the outgoing administration must brief the new administration on the files concerning national security, foreign policy, etc., during the 75-day transition period, so that the president-elect can make decisions based on good knowledge.
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Emily Murphy, director of the GSS, strongly supports Trump’s position, suspending funding for the $10 million transfer after refusing to sign a letter allowing Biden’s transition team to formally begin work and access federal agencies and transition funds, disrupting the tasks of the new president’s team, which is scheduled to take office on January20.
Trump has taken decisions to dismiss a group of Pentagon officials, the first of which was Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Joseph Kiernan, the department’s chief intelligence officer, as well as senior officials overseeing politics and intelligence.
The outgoing president continues to campaign for lawsuits, election appeals and 15 recount scoring requests in a range of states including Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and Michigan, most recently a new lawsuit challenging the validity of the Pennsylvania election.