Slideshow ( 2 images )WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. federal agency that must sign off on the presidential transition told President-elect Joe Biden on Monday that he can formally begin the hand-over process.
The GSA had said Murphy, who was appointed to her job by Trump in 2017, would “ascertain” or formally approve, the transition when the winner was clear.
“Contrary to media reports and insinuations, my decision was not made out of fear or favoritism,” Murphy wrote.
Biden is due to take office on Jan. 20 after having won the election with enough state-by-state electoral votes to secure the Electoral College win.
Trump’s fellow Republicans have slowly broken from the president in recent days to urge the transition process to start.
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