Agency review teams, teams of Biden assistants working for each federal agency, will begin their work this week, “gaining access to federal bodies at the appropriate point.” It is unclear whether that access will be granted because Trump denies the election results.
“We will lay the foundation for the incoming Biden-Harris administration to successfully restore confidence and confidence in our companies and to lead the federal government,” the official said.
“The American people deserve an urgent, strong and professional response to the growing public health and economic crisis caused by the corona virus (COVID-19) outbreak,” the website said.
Biden plans to make the corona virus his priority during the transition, trying to better understand the campaign issue that dominated the general election.
Biden’s team began working in the summer, growing to at least 150 before November 3rd. A source familiar with the planned change told CNN that the initiative could reach up to 300 people.
Given the ongoing epidemic and economic downturn caused by the virus, the stakes of change are high, and Trump’s refusal to agree would mean less time for a complete transition between the two administrations. Trump has already violated the protocol: inviting the winner of the current presidential election to the White House is traditional to discuss a number of issues, including change.
Still, Biden’s alternative team is working behind the scenes with the help of Trump officials – namely White House President Mark Meadows and Vice President for Policy Coordination Chris Little – both preparing for possible handover, handing over responsibility.