Trump Camp Denies Report It’s Cutting Back On Transition Efforts

AP

An official with the Donald Trump campaign’s transition team on Wednesday denied a report that Trump has asked the transition team to focus less on filling cabinet positions and instead pitch in on the effort to get him elected.

“We hear the [campaign] noise in the background, but we consider that separate from our mission. Our eye is on our work here and the deadlines that are facing us. There has been no change in our schedule or approach,” Bill Palatucci, the Trump transition team’s general counsel, told the Washington Post.

Reuters reported on Tuesday that Trump had asked members of the transition team to cut back on their search for people to fill key positions in a potential Trump administration and instead help boost Trump to victory in November.

The transition team, which is led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), has stopped looking for candidates to fill key cabinet positions, but the team is still working to find people to work in lower level administration positions, according to Reuters.

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