The General Services Administrators (GSA) has informed the winner and president-elect Joe Biden that the Trump’s administration is now ready to begin the process of transition of power.
This report was according to a letter from Administrator Emily Murphy sent Monday afternoon and obtained by CNN.
Emily Murphy said that this process was not taken out of fear or favouring the president-elect, and that it wasn’t their intention to delay the transition.
Over two weeks from now since the president-elect Joe Biden was declared the winner of US 2020 election, President Trump has not accepted the defeat but this letter showed the first step taken to accept the President’s defeat.
“I was never directly or indirectly pressured by any Executive Branch official — including those who work at the White House or GSA — with regard to the substance or timing of my decision. To be clear, I did not receive any direction to delay my determination.”
Emily Murphy wrote that her decision was based on law and available facts, she added that she was not influenced by any Executive Branch officials even those who work at the White House or GSA.
The letter marks Murphy’s formal sign off on Biden’s victory, a normally perfunctory process known as ascertainment.
The move will allow the transition to officially begin, permitting current administration agency officials to coordinate with the incoming Biden team, and providing millions in government funding for the transition.
Even since Biden was declared as the president-elect, he and his vice-elect, Harris Kamala have been meeting to arrange their cabinet where they assume power. Biden’s team will now have access and space to access certain information.
Unluckily for outgoing President Trump, some swing States have turned down his proposal for a recounting or allegedly rigged election.