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President Barack Obama declined to discuss President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Stephen Bannon as chief strategist and senior advisor, citing his interest in a smooth transition between presidential administrations.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), ranking member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has called on committee chair Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) to begin a review of President-Elect Donald Trump’s business ties.