Trump, Clinton representatives attend briefing on transition

AP News
Posted: Aug 25, 2016 6:23 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Representatives of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have participated in their first meeting with members of the Obama administration assigned to help pave the wave for a smooth transition of power in January.

The White House says Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey attended Thursday's meeting as Trump's transition team chairman. Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar attended as Clinton's transition team chairman.

The White House says the administration is committed to a transition that minimizes disruption and maintains continuity.

As part of that effort, Obama created the White House Transition Coordinating Council in May. The council reviewed a variety of issues for Christie and Salazar, including emergency preparedness, the processes for bringing in new personnel, and steps that key agencies are taking to make the transition more seamless.