Trump’s transition to the White House

By Annika Fagerholm 11/16/16

President-elect Donald Trump has begun to appoint members of his White House staff more than a week after the election.

Former Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan and lobbyist Matthew Freedman were fired Tuesday. A report from the New York Times stated that the firings were orchestrated by Trump’s song-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner.

These firings followed the sudden dismissal of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Friday who was Trump’s chief of the transition. Christie was one of Trump’s first major endorsers after he won the primary election in February of last year.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who has replaced Christie as chief of transition, failed to sign paperwork that would allow the team to collaborate with President Barack Obama’s aides until Tuesday night.

This paperwork serves as a nondisclosure agreement that members of both teams will not reveal any governmental information.

Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, who is rumored to be Trump’s pick for Secretary of State or Attorney General, said the frozen process was normal, “It happened in the Reagan transition. Clinton had delays in hiring people.”

Trump announced that Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus would be his Chief of Staff and the Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon would be his chief strategist Sunday.