[Ed. – You’ll see all over the news that this signals Trump is conceding. Trump tweeted afterward that all his legal team’s lawsuits continue and he believes “we will prevail.” Something tells me Trump isn’t done yet; if so, this may be a feint; i.e., playing dead. But we’ll see.]
The General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter from Administrator Emily Murphy sent Monday afternoon and obtained by CNN.
The letter is the first step the administration has taken to acknowledge President Donald Trump’s defeat, more than two weeks after Biden was declared the winner in the election.
Murphy said she had not been pressured by the White House to delay the formal transition and did not make a decision “out of fear or favoritism.”
“Please know that I came to my decision independently, based on the law and available facts,” Murphy wrote.