Trump lets administration begin Biden transition

But president said he was still not conceding.

Trump lets administration begin Biden transition

More than two weeks after clinching electoral victory, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden can finally start his formal transition to the White House.

The General Services Administration formally recognized Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election Monday, allowing his team to get working on the logistics of the transition, with President Donald Trump announcing the move in a tweet. The president also said he was not conceding.

By law, the president-elect cannot access federal transition funds or contact federal agencies to plan staffing until the GSA recognizes an electoral winner. Despite news outlets and numerous foreign dignitaries recognizing Biden as the winner earlier this month, the GSA stayed silent on the next occupant of the White House, limiting Biden in his preparations.