Mike Pompeo dodges question about cooperating with Biden transition

The Trump administration has yet to recognize president-elect Biden’s victory, even as he begins work on the presidential transition

Josh Marcus
Monday 09 November 2020 22:52 GMT
Mike Pompeo dodges question about cooperating with Biden transition
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Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Monday ignored a reporter’s question about whether he would cooperate with the Biden administration’s transition team, which has begun its work after the Democrat won the presidential election.

The exchange came after a photo op between the US top diplomat and South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha, who was in Washington in part to discuss the ramifications of the 2020 election on relations between the two nations. 

Neither the Trump campaign nor the US government agency responsible for the transition has formally recognized Mr Biden’s victory. 

Other top officials like vice president Mike Pence have publicly insisted the election is not over.

Meanwhile, the Trump campaign launched lawsuits nationwide to challenge the election, though most have been rejected or narrowed, and is considering hold a series of campaign-style events to rally support.

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