US President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden (File Photo, Image credit: ThePrint)

Trump bends, agrees to the transfer of power

After exhausting all his legal options, the Donald Trump Administration has finally agreed to the transfer of power to President-elect Joe Biden. The federal agency has given permission after the state of Michigan certified that Joe Biden is the winner.

The Monday decision of the Michigan state followed the rejection of Trump’s lawsuit by the Pennsylvanian federal court. Thus in these two battleground states, the Republicans finally lost their cases.

However, President Donald Trump, in a tweet, said that he was directing his team to cooperate on the transition but added that he would continue the fight. In the tweet Trump wrote: Do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same. Later the administrator of General Services Administration (GSA) Emily Murphy, who was facing criticism, made the determination after Trump lost the lawsuits.

Defending herself, she, in a letter to Joe Biden, said: “Please know that I came to my decision independently, based on the law and available facts. 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.”

President-elect Joe Biden will take over as the 46th President of the country on January 20.

It should be mentioned that Biden needs to make a large number of appointments. He has already chosen Antony Blinken for the post of Secretary of State. Blinken had earlier worked as Deputy Secretary of State under John Kerry from 2015 to 2017 and Deputy National Security Adviser from 2013 to 2015 under President Barack Obama.

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