October 31, 2020

The Transition is (Mostly) Safe from Trump

When it comes to the transition itself—not the niceties that surround ita little-known body of law and practice places important limitations on the amount of damage even a determined outgoing president can do. The law vests significant authority for managing transitions in career officials—that is, officials whose employment does not turn on or change with the occupant of the White House—who owe higher duties to the transition or incoming administration than they do to the outgoing administration.

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