The New York Times reported that “the money-laundering aspect of the inquiry appears to have died out” but that “investigators with the Internal Revenue Service continued to examine Mr. Biden’s taxes.” Hunter Biden had owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes in addition to facing credit card debt and two mortgages. U.S. diplomatic passport holders visiting Hong Kong and nearby Macao will temporarily no longer receive visa-free entry privileges, spokesperson Hua Chunying said. Two FBI agents visited the critic at his home in 2017, the agency confirmed. The chamber reported the numbers a week after Rudy Giuliani testified in Lansing and just days after he tested positive for Covid-19. In addition, $1,000,000 is authorized, pursuant to Public Law 116-159, to provide appointee orientation sessions and a transition directory. I have dedicated much of my adult life to public service, and I have always strived to do what is right. He also reportedly squashed talks of leading the Department of Veterans Affairs.Now, Biden is considering giving Buttigieg a high-profile ambassadorship, potentially even sending him to China, Axios reports. It’s not the first time that Zhang has been arrested on such charges. Moments after the letter was released, President Trump tweeted that he has recommended the GSA administrator "do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and I have told my team to do the same" but he said they will still fight. "As stated, because of recent developments involving legal challenges and certifications of election results, I have determined that you may access the post-election resources and services described in Section 3 of the Act upon request," Murphy wrote. A former lawyer detained for more than six months due to reporting on the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan has been fitted with a tube so she can be force-fed after she went on hunger strike, her lawyer said. A four-year-old Italian boy contracted Covid-19 as far back as November last year, Italian scientists believe, in a discovery that could dramatically rewrite the timeline of the spread of the illness. Prior to … The lack of GSA cooperation hasn't entirely hampered Mr. Biden's preparations. Instead, I strongly believe that the statute requires that the GSA Administrator ascertain, not impose, the apparent president-elect. Dramatic footage shot by a YouTuber and obtained by Reuters showed ONE Apus carrying collapsed containers and docking at Kobe, one of the world's busies port cities. The critic said they told him to stop threatening the donor on social media. The Biden transition team reacted swiftly to the GSA's determination. The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr. He announced his national security team on Monday. The General Services Administration has told President-elect Joe Biden they're ready to start the formal transition process, allowing Mr. Biden access to key funding, office space, classified intelligence briefings and agency access, according to a letter GSA sent to reporters. According to MacIsaac, Biden had dropped off several devices at the store in 2019 for repair. The law simply states the GSA administrator must "ascertain" the winner in order to begin the formal transition process. Chen Qiushui was among the first to be detained in January and disappeared after he broadcasted live on social media showing scenes of crowded hospitals. “When the British built these buildings, they never had an independent India on the horizon,” Hardeep Singh Puri, the minister of housing and urban affairs, told the Financial Times. In order to justify delaying the presidential transition process, General Service Administration Administrator Emily Murphy has reportedly relied on a comparison between this election and the contested 2000 race. Biden Team Awaits GSA Certification of Election Win Source: Wall Street Journal Joe Biden's transition team is still waiting for the federal government to formalize his win, a move that would trigger the flow of government resources to the president-elect's team, including more government office space, millions of dollars and government email addresses. See 3 U.S.C. The lack of GSA cooperation hasn't entirely hampered Mr. Biden's preparations. And it could complicate both his efforts to reform that department—amid widespread worry that it has been used by Trump as a tool for carrying out political vendettas—as well as the start of his time in office.The president-elect’s team has bristled at the notion that Hunter Biden’s exploits are material to their agenda. Regarding face coverings, which provide protection to the wearer and those around them, Giuliani said he thinks "you can overdo the masks. He's now seeking a spot in the Biden administration, and is a little picky about where he ends up, people familiar with the matter tell Axios.Buttigieg's top choice in a Biden administration was reportedly ambassador to the United Nations — a Cabinet-level post in Buttigieg's preferred arena of foreign policy. — CBS News' Bo Erickson contributed to this report. Instead of their projected gains, Democrats lost at least nine House seats in the 2020 election, leaving them with just 222 seats to Republicans' 211. GSA does not dictate the outcome of legal disputes and recounts, nor does it determine whether such proceedings are reasonable or justified. I did, however, receive threats online, by phone, and by mail directed at my safety, my family, my staff, and even my pets in an effort to coerce me into making this determination prematurely. The election may have been called by the mainstream media, but it is far from over. First published on November 23, 2020 / 6:32 PM. Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same. Sometimes, when you're — you know, when you're a celebrity — they're worried if something happens to you, they're going to examine it more carefully, and they do everything right." Otherwise, you let the fear of illness drive your entire life." At a daily briefing Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said the two had been "arrested, indicted and tried," in what appeared to be the first public mention that they had been brought to court. The actual winner of the presidential election will be determined by the electoral process detailed in the Constitution. She was formally charged with spreading false information in November. Biden has previously said publicly that he did not keep the diamond. Bush, said that because Trump is contesting the election … Speaking on CNN shortly after the transition’s statement was released, reporter Evan Pérez said that he and colleague Pamela Brown had been in contact with Hunter Biden’s legal team since Monday about the investigation. "She has been harassed, threatened, and abused – and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family, or employees of GSA. Another senior FBI official left after he was found to have sexually harassed eight employees. The General Services Administration informed federal departments Monday night that it has ascertained Joe Biden to be the winner of the presidential election, according to an email obtained by CNN. As you know, the GSA Administrator does not pick or certify the winner of a presidential election. The General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a … The letter noted that the GSA ascertained Mr. Trump the winner of the 2016 election on November 9, the day after Election Day. Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, has yet to certify Joe Biden as the winner, stalling the launch of the official transition process. (NEXSTAR) – The head of the agency tasked with allocating funds to the presidential transition changed course Monday, now recognizing President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory earlier this month. "As stated, because of recent developments involving legal challenges and certifications of election results, I have determined that you may access the post-election resources and services described in Section 3 of the Act upon request," Murphy wrote. Murphy is the administrator for the GSA, responsible for ascertaining the election results at a national level and releasing funds for the transition process. The General Services Administration informed federal departments Monday night that it has ascertained Joe Biden to be the winner of the presidential election, according to an email obtained by CNN. Zhang has denied the allegation of falsifying information, and told her lawyer that she gathered the information on the ground through interviews with Wuhan residents. She also questioned the effectiveness of containing the virus at the hospitals. India's prime minister laid the foundation stone of a grandiose new parliamentary building on Thursday as his government sought to break free from the legacy of the British rule. An assistant FBI director retired after he was accused of drunkenly groping a female subordinate in a stairwell. § 102 note (the "Act"). Please know that I came to my decision independently, based on the law and available facts. Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.". "The GSA Administrator has ascertained President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as the apparent winners of the election, providing the incoming administration with the resources and support necessary to carry out a smooth and peaceful transfer of power," said Biden transition head Yohannes Abraham. In 2000, the GSA Administrator took a no-action stance on ascertaining a winner of the presidential election, initially claiming it was because neither candidate had … The federal General Services Administration on Monday officially recognized Joe Biden as the president-elect, clearing the way for him to begin a formal presidential transition and handover of power. “Long-term, unrecognized spread of SARS-CoV-2 in northern Italy would help explain, at least in part, the devastating impact and rapid course of the first wave of COVID-19 in Lombardy.” The little boy, from a town near Milan in the Lombardy region, began to feel ill on November 21, suffering from flu-like symptoms and a rash, and it was initially thought that he was suffering from measles. November 24, 2020 / 7:01 AM Such a large amount of container losses is rare in the international shipping industry, according to industry experts. Giuliani did not wear a mask during meetings last week in Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia, exposing lawmakers and others to the virus.During an interview with New York radio station 77 WABC, the hosts asked Giuliani if his views on the virus have changed, now that he is sick and in the hospital. "In the days ahead, transition officials will begin meeting with federal officials to discuss the pandemic response, have a full accounting of our national security interests, and gain complete understanding of the Trump administration's efforts to hollow out government agencies.". General Services Administration Chief Emily Murphy had held off formalizing the transition process after the Trump administration challenged the legitimacy of the general election. One of the radio hosts told Giuliani the drugs are "not something that the normal American is going to be able to get, because it's quite expensive." Nearly 2,000 containers aboard the ship managed by NYK Ship management of Japan were lost or damaged when it was hit by stormy weather in the Pacific Ocean, according the company's statement earlier this week. "Giuliani did admit that his high profile is why he's receiving treatment that the average American can't get, saying: "I think if it wasn't me, I wouldn't have been put in the hospital. She said the city of Wuhan was ruled by fear. Pete Buttigieg is reportedly ready to make his political return — if President-elect Joe Biden can find a suitable place for him.The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor proved a strong contender in the crowded 2020 Democratic primaries before dropping out and endorsing Biden. And Buttigieg hasn't made it easy for Biden to include him either. I did, however, receive threats online, by phone, and by mail directed at my safety, my family, my staff, and even my pets in an effort to coerce me into making this determination prematurely. Chris Christie (R), who contracted the virus after attending a super-spreader event at the White House; Christie later said it was "wrong" to be there without a mask. According to those two individuals familiar, the contents of one of Biden’s laptops deal extensively with Biden’s work in China. Biden or his campaign could sue the GSA by arguing that Murphy’s failure to ascertain the election results was arbitrary and capricious. Late last night, Mr. Trump vowed to continue his fight to overturn the election's results, in a tweet Twitter promptly flagged: What does GSA being allowed to preliminarily work with the Dems have to do with continuing to pursue our various cases on what will go down as the most corrupt election in American political history? I strongly urge Congress to consider amendments to the Act. President-elect Biden moving forward with transition after Trump administration approval, Biden transition process begins, as federal agency unlocks resources after weeks of delay, CBSN Originals presents "Reverb | The QAnon Effect". Police in Russia said on Wednesday they were searching for thieves who plundered technical equipment from a top-secret military aircraft known as the Doomsday Plane that is designed for use during a nuclear war. Kathryn Watson is a politics reporter for CBS News Digital based in Washington, D.C. He announced his national security team on Monday. "I am struck by the integrity and strength of character the two have shown as they endure immense hardship that would shake anyone's faith in humanity," Mr Champagne said. But when asked about keeping the Democratic caucus united for a few months, Fudge didn't seem incredibly confident. Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good...fight, and I believe we will prevail! I mean, they give it to us here at the hospital. I remind you that Section 6 of the Act imposes reporting requirements on you as a condition for receiving services and funds from GSA. That would leave Democrats with just 220 seats in the House once the next Congress is sworn in, and their margin over the GOP could shrink even more when the last two House races are called. But they became the primary focus of their attacks after the president’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, claimed in the election’s closing weeks to have obtained a copy of the younger Biden’s laptop from a computer repairman in Delaware named John Paul MacIsaac. The Biden transition team reacted swiftly to the GSA's determination. Russian military experts speculated that the items had been stolen because some of the units had been assembled using precious metals such as gold and platinum. Murphy’s letter to Biden came hours after Michigan’s four-member elections board voted to certify Biden’s win in that state by 154,187 votes. And with the appointments of Reps. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) and Cedric Richmond (D-La.) Even if the GSA waits until the EC formally votes on Dec. 14th, though, his team will still have enough (albeit substantially reduced) time to do the stuff (getting office space at every federal agency & getting access to senior officials, working with the OGE to process financial disclosure & conflict-of-interest forms for their nominees, etc.) GSA has to certify that election to start turning it around. The US accuses Huawei of using a Hong Kong shell company to deceive banks and do business with Iran in violation of US sanctions. A GSA release over a week ago cited the need for a "clear winner" before any funds would be released and the process allowed to begin. In another video posted in May, she recorded herself outside a major train station in Wuhan where she tried to interview travellers but hardly found any. I have dedicated much of my adult life to public service, and I have always strived to do what is right. From The GSA’s Delay in Recognizing the Biden Transition Team and the National Security Implications. The incoming American administration has urged the US General Services Administration (GSA) to "move quickly" on certification of a presidential transition team which is currently on hold. that requires the GSA ascertainment. "The actual winner of the presidential election will be determined by the electoral process detailed in the Constitution. 2020 Elections Pressure mounts on federal agency to affirm Biden victory Biden cannot access government funds or communicate with federal … Instead, Biden has been focused on picking women and people of color for his top spots — something that has frustrated those looking for LGBTQ leaders in the Democratic administration, Washington Blade reports. Late last night, Mr. Trump vowed to continue his fight to overturn the election's results, in a tweet Twitter promptly flagged: What does GSA being allowed to preliminarily work with the Dems have to do with continuing to pursue our various cases on what will go down as the most corrupt election in American political history? governor speaks as restrictions expected, Biden to nominate Tai for trade rep and McDonough for veterans affairs, U.S. bombers fly to Middle East in mission to deter Iran, Biden heading to Georgia to stump for Ossoff and Warnock, GOP lawmaker soliciting Republicans to back Supreme Court election suit, Second gentleman to teach entertainment law at Georgetown, Biden introduces his pick to lead Defense Department, NAACP calls on Biden to appoint a racial equity adviser, Biden to nominate Marcia Fudge to lead HUD, Biden vows to distribute 100 million vaccine doses within first 100 days, Republicans refuse to acknowledge preparations for Biden's inauguration, Latinos to run 2 U.S. agencies that play key role in Hispanics' lives, Trump administration allows Biden transition to begin. 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