Current and former Trump officials reach out to team Biden

Several officials in the Trump admin are frustrated over the delay in transition

Joe-biden-adjusting-mask-Reuters U.S. President-elect Joe Biden leaves after a church service in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 8, 2020 | Reuters

Current and former Trump officials are quietly reaching out to the President-elect Joe Biden's transition team, a CNN report reads. Even as incumbent president Donald Trump refuses to concede, several White House officials, it might appear are frustrated. There are some officials within the Trump administration, who believe that Biden is the next President of the US.

And as per sources in the White House, there is pressure from Republicans in the Congress to allow a smooth transition to Biden's team, especially on security-sensitive issues. 

One former White House official, who did not wish to be named told CNN that he emailed to offer to help someone who has a similar role as him in the Biden transition. President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday said how it was important that Trump's team share virus plans with the current team and emphasised that the knowledge could help save more lives. 

Biden's team has not been able to access resources that are typically made available to the president-elect. Trump continues to insist on election fraud and is relying on a slew of lawsuits to flip the election results. Trump's claims of voter fraud have been disputed by experts. 

Lawsuits filed by both the Trump campaign and Trump supporters across the country are also crumbling.

The General Services Administration, however, is yet to formally acknowledge Biden's win in the 2020 election. 

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