Senior Adviser Simone Sanders said on Sunday morning that he would announce his first cabinet election on Tuesday as he will continue to play a senior role in the next administration.
“The cabinet will be nominated and elected on Tuesday,” Sanders told Face the Nation. “For now, I don’t know how many or who, but the presidential election is starting to bring the cabinet together, and on Tuesday the American people will get a glimpse of it first,” he said.
The announcement begins with Mr. Biden already nominating the White House’s top staff... Mr Biden said he had chosen his Treasury Secretary, but has not announced his choice.
Sanders refused to comment on whether Vice President Kamala Harris will lead the Coronavirus Task Force at the Biden White House, as Vice President Mike Pence did. Mr Biden formed his own external COVID-19 advisory board, and Mr Sanders said tackling the virus would be a “first day” priority for the next administration.
Meanwhile, Mr. BidenAccess to high-level confidential information briefings, or formal access to transition resources across the federal agency, as the Trump administration, especially the General Procurement Department, refused to acknowledge his victory. Mr Biden argued that despite the inaction of the current administration, his team was moving forward and doing everything possible to prepare.
The Trump administration and the Biden team have had “small” backchannel communications, but nothing has risen to the level of full-scale transition efforts, and multiple sources are familiar with the negotiations...
President Trump and his legal team continue to insist on large-scale, collaborative fraud in the 2020 elections, but major state courts have dismissed these allegations.Federal Judge of Pennsylvania on SaturdayIt sought to prevent proof of results and wrote a bitter opinion that the campaign did not show evidence of widespread fraud.
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Biden announces first cabinet election this week, says Simone Sanders
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