The agency’s assessment teams, Biden’s aides groups tasked with each federal agency, will begin their work this week, “gaining access to the agencies,” the official said. confederacy at the appropriate point. It is not clear if that access was granted when Trump denied the election results.
“Across the board of directors, we will continue to lay the foundation for the upcoming Biden-Harris administration to successfully restore trust and confidence in our institutions and to lead the federal government”; The official said.
“The American people deserve an urgent, strong and professional response to the economic crisis and the growing public health caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19),” the website wrote. .
Biden plans to make the coronavirus its top priority in the transition, trying to do well on a campaign issue that has dominated the general election.
Biden’s team started working over the summer, growing to at least 150 people by November 3. A source familiar with the transition plan told CNN that the effort could reach 300 before the inauguration function.
The stakes of the transition are high, amid an ongoing pandemic and a viral recession, and the possibility of Trump refusing to give in could mean less time for a complete transition. between the two governments. Trump broke the protocol: The incumbent president invited the election winner to the White House to discuss a wide range of issues, including the transition that is traditional.
Biden’s transition team has even worked backstage with the help of Trump officials – namely White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and deputy chief of policy coordinator Chris Liddell, both of whom are currently work to prepare things for the handover.