Trump Administration to Start Transition Process for Biden; Trump Says He is “NOT CONCEDING”, Biden Announces Administration Picks; Election Dispute Will Continue

By Daily Wire. The Trump administration will begin the formal transition process for the incoming administration of Democrat Joe Biden, according to a letter from the administration.

The announcement from General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily W. Murphy comes after House Democrats demanded earlier in the day to be briefed on why the process had not already started.

(Read more from “Trump Administration to Start Transition Process for Biden” HERE)

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Trump Not Conceding, Election Dispute Will Continue

By Beyza Binnur Donmez. Hours after reportedly advising his team to begin “initial protocols” for a transition of power, US President Donald Trump said he will “never concede to fake ballots”, protesting media reports that alleged he has given up.

Trump’s remarks came as many of the news reports saw his transition move as a way of admitting defeat against President-elect Joe Biden, but he reiterated that he will continue legal battles. (Read more about Trump not conceding despite the transition process HERE)

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Biden to Nominate CNN Analyst for Secretary of State

By The Washington Free Beacon. Another media figure is joining the incoming Biden administration. The president-elect’s team announced over the weekend Biden’s intention to nominate CNN global-affairs analyst Antony Blinken for the role of secretary of state.

Blinken, in addition to his role at CNN, is a cofounder and managing partner of WestExec Advisors, a “strategic advisory firm that offers unique geopolitical and policy expertise to help business leaders make the best decisions in a complex and volatile international landscape.” He also served as a deputy in the Obama administration from 2013 to 2017.

Starting one’s own “strategic advisory firm” is one of the more conventional ways in which selfless public servants ensure they become rich enough to afford a life of selfless public service. The job of secretary of state, for example, pays a mere $210,700 a year. Multinational corporations will pay a lot more than that for strategic advice from politically well-connected media analysts.

Though the practice is typically frowned upon when Republicans do it, Democrats can often count on journalists and other liberals to defend them for simply having “participated in society” by raking in cash from corporate clients while their Democratic colleagues routinely badmouth those clients in public. (Read more from “Biden to Nominate CNN Analyst for Secretary of State” HERE)

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Biden Will Nominate First Women to Lead Treasury and Intelligence, and First Latino to Run Homeland Security

By The New York Times. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. plans to name Janet L. Yellen as Treasury secretary, a nomination that would put a woman in charge of the Treasury for the first time in its 231-year history.

The expected appointment came as Mr. Biden moved to fill other top cabinet roles, selecting Alejandro Mayorkas as the first Latino to lead the Department of Homeland Security and Avril Haines as the first woman to be the director of national intelligence.

Mr. Biden is also expected to create a new post of international climate envoy and tap John Kerry, a former secretary of state who was a chief negotiator for the United States on the Paris climate change accord. (Read more from “Biden Will Nominate First Women to Lead Treasury and Intelligence, and First Latino to Run Homeland Security” HERE)

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