CDC ready for Biden transition: ‘This is what we’ve been waiting for’

Leadership at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, beset by a Trump White House that was harshly critical of the agency coronavirus response, are anticipating the Biden transition team and the change a new administration will bring, senior health officials tell CNN. 

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Trump Administration Approves Start of Formal Transition to Biden

President Trump’s government on Monday authorized President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. to begin a formal transition process after Michigan certified Mr. Biden as its winner, a strong sign that the president’s last-ditch bid to overturn the results of the election was coming to an end.

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Trump acknowledges Joe Biden’s win in latest tweet

President Trump for the first time acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory, tweeting, “He won because the Election was Rigged,” before continuing to blame his loss on baseless and debunked conspiracy theories about the election.

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Lawrence O’Donnell Decodes Trump’s Silence, Urges: ‘Take It For The Gift That It Is’

But on Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” host Lawrence O’Donnell suggested the president may already have done so — via his silence since TV networks called the vote in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.

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White House tells agencies not to cooperate with the Biden transition

Emily Murphy, a Trump political appointee who has lasted a full term in an administration where turnover has been the norm, is refusing to sign paperwork that releases Biden’s $6.3 million share of nearly $10 million in transition resources and gives his team access to agency officials and information.

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