Vice President-elect Pence to lead Trump’s transition team

Washington, Nov 12 (IANS) Vice President-elect Mike Pence will take over the leadership of Donald Trump’s transition effort from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, as the president-elect looks to shape a policy team, media reports said.

The president-elect told advisers he wanted to tap Pence’s Washington experience and contacts to help move the process along, New York Times reported on Friday.

Christie, along with Rudolph Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, and Michael Flynn, a retired lieutenant general, will serve as vice chairs of the transition.

“Together this outstanding group of advisors, led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence, will build on the initial work done under the leadership of New Jersey Governer Chris Christie to help prepare a transformative government ready to lead from day one,” CNBC quoted Trump as saying in a statement.

On Thursday, Trump discussed the transition of power with Barack Obama at the White House and also paid a visit to Capitol Hill for meetings with leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives.

Trump defeated Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the US presidential elections and will succeed Obama on January 20, 2017.

–IANS

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