The US Department of Defense said it would begin working with the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris transition team to facilitate a transfer of power after the General Services Administration gave a green light to initiate the process.
“The Department has received notice that pursuant to the Presidential Transition Act, the GSA Administrator is making certain post-election resources and services available to the Biden-Harris Transition Team,” Pentagon spokesperson Sue Gough said in a statement on Monday night, adding that the agency would start supporting the administration handoff “immediately.”
The DoD Transition Task Force will arrange and coordinate all DoD contact with the Biden-Harris team.
“This evening, DoD has been contacted by the Biden-Harris team and their designated lead for the DoD Agency Review Team and, based on the ascertainment by the GSA Administrator, we will begin immediately…” Pentagon spokesman Sue Gough said. @Newsy @DeptofDefense @JoeBiden pic.twitter.com/YuAw31BieK
— Terace Garnier (@TeraceGarnier) November 24, 2020
Earlier on Monday, GSA head Emily Murphy signed the official “letter of ascertainment,” which gives the new president-elect access to transition funds and high-level security briefings, among other things. Though Murphy refrained from signing the letter for some time amid a spate of legal challenges from President Donald Trump, who’s repeatedly charged widespread voter fraud in the November 3 election, she reversed course some two weeks after the race.
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