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Communications Between Presidents and Their Successors

December 28, 2020

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 1988,1992,2000,2008,2016

Amid the political commentary and partisan sentiments surrounding a presidential transition, there are nonpartisan traditions that accompany the change in White House occupancy. Historic letters and telegrams from past presidential transitions show how outgoing presidents communicated with their successors.

Clinton-Gore Transition Code of Ethical Conduct

December 2, 1992

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 1992,Bill Clinton,Ethics,Historical

The code of ethics details the expectations for members of the Clinton-Gore transition team. The document includes guidelines for accepting gifts, conflicts of interest, and other standards of conduct expected from employees of the transition team.

Bush White House Memo Requesting Appointee Resignations

October 12, 1992

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 1992,Appointees,George H. W. Bush

Memo dated Oct. 12, 1992 from White House Chief of Staff James Baker to Cabinet and agency heads requesting their resignation letters following the election in order to start fresh in a potential second term of President George H. W. Bush.