- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 17, 2016

Donald Trump’s transition team made its first contact with the Justice Department on Thursday, nine days after the presidential election.

Wyn Hornbuckle, a spokesman for the DOJ, confirmed that the department “is now in contact with the president-elect’s transition representatives and will begin to brief those individuals.”

Word that the DOJ was in contact with the transition team came the same day that Trump officials said they were deploying “landing teams” to prepare the handover of federal agencies.

Teams focused on national security were expected to go to work Thursday at the Defense Department, State Department, National Security Council and the Department of Justice, according to Trump spokesman Sean Spicer.

Previous reports that there had not been any contact between the Trump transition team and the Pentagon had earlier raised eyebrows.


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