After weeks of waiting, President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday gave the green light for President-elect Joe Biden to transition to the White House, providing him access to briefings and funding even as Trump pledged to proceed to contest the election results.
On Monday, the General Services Administration, the federal agency that must sign off on presidential transitions, informed Biden he could formally start the hand-over process. GSA Administrator Emily Murphy stated in a letter that Biden would get entrance to resources that had been refused to him because of the legal challenges seeking to overturn his win.
That means Biden’s team will now have federal funds and an official office to carry his transition until he takes office on Jan. 20. It also paves the way for Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to receive regular national security briefings that Trump additionally gets.