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Trump Names White House Counsel as Potential Conflicts Loom

November 28, 2016
Jennifer Jacobs, Toluse Olorunnipa | Bloomberg Politics
Donald Trump named Donald F. McGahn as White House counsel, selecting a seasoned political lawyer who could help navigate the growing scrutiny on potential conflicts of interest between the president-elect’s businesses and his incoming administration.
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Trump claims voter fraud without evidence

November 28, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest on President-elect Donald Trump's transition to the White House including Trump taking to Twitter to say he won the popular vote if illegal votes were not accounted for, without giving any evidence of this.
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Hillary Clinton’s Team to Join Wisconsin Recount Pushed by Jill Stein

November 28, 2016
David Sanger | The New York Times
Nearly three weeks after Election Day, Hillary Clinton’s campaign said on Saturday that it would participate in a recount process in Wisconsin incited by a third-party candidate and would join any potential recounts in two other closely contested states, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
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November 25, 2016
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Trump Outlines Agenda Amid Business Scrutiny, Press Tension

November 22, 2016
Jennifer Jacobs, Jennifer Epstein, Kevin Cirilli | Bloomberg Politics
Trump detailed executive actions he can take “on day one” -- as soon as he is sworn in as president in January -- in a video released Monday. He included a proposal that “for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated.”
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Trump is seeking to build a diverse administration, aides say

November 22, 2016
Karen Tumulty, Jerry Markon | The Washington Post
Though President-elect Donald Trump’s first five picks for top jobs in his administration have all been white men, transition officials insisted Monday that the team he ultimately puts together will represent a cross-section of America.
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Obama's final foreign trip was his last chance to warn the world about Trump, and to warn Trump about the world

November 22, 2016
Christi Parsons | The Los Angeles Times
Left unsaid in the diplomatic readouts by American officials this week was the specter of President-elect Donald Trump and the likelihood that he would take a far different approach in managing the most complex U.S. relationships abroad.
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Trump brushes off concern about potential conflicts of interest

November 22, 2016
Jenna Johnson, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
In the days since Donald Trump became president-elect, there has been ever-growing concern that his sprawling global business empire could present conflicts of interest once he takes office — so much so that congressional phone lines have been jammed this week with calls for an investigation.
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