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1/16/2020 Memo from Incoming White House Chief of Staff - First Ten Days of the Biden Administration

January 20, 2021

By Blue Virginia.us From the Biden-Harris transition team:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2021

Memo from Incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain to Incoming White House Senior Staff on the First Ten Days of the Administration

From: Ron Klain, Chief of Staff
To: Incoming White House Senior Staff
Re: Overview of First Ten Days
Date: January 16, 2021

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1/12/21 Bloomberg Law - Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration Could be Tough to Undo

January 12, 2021

1/20/2021 Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration Could be Tough to Undo

Daily Labor Report®
By Genevieve Douglas, Jan. 12, 2021, 5:48 AM

Federal immigration law grants presidents broad authority
- Biden will need strong legal reasoning to avoid challenges


President-elect Joe Biden’s efforts to reverse President Donald Trump’s immigration executive actions may not be as simple as issuing a contrary edict, as court rulings show that the government should consider both the scope of authority as well as underlying reasons for actions taken.... Read more about 1/12/21 Bloomberg Law - Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration Could be Tough to Undo

1/16/21 Miami Herald - Trump adds Cuba back to list of states sponsoring terrorism in final move against island

January 11, 2021

Miami Herald

Trump adds Cuba back to list of states sponsoring terrorism in final move against island

JANUARY 11, 2021 01:03 PM, UPDATED JANUARY 11, 2021 09:16 PM

The United States added Cuba back to its list of states accused of sponsoring terrorism Monday in one of the Trump administration’s last foreign policy decisions, a move that caps four years of escalating economic and diplomatic pressure against the island.... Read more about 1/16/21 Miami Herald - Trump adds Cuba back to list of states sponsoring terrorism in final move against island

12/05/20 Washington Post - Historians sue Trump administration

December 5, 2020

The Washington Post

Historians sue Trump administration to stop ‘bonfire of records in the Rose Garden’
Screenshots are not “complete copies” of presidential records, they say

By Gillian Brockell, Dec. 5, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. EST

Two historian groups, an independent archive and a watchdog organization are suing President Trump and other administration officials to ensure compliance with records laws, the groups announced this week. With Trump facing “potential legal and financial exposure once he leaves office,” the groups said, “there is a growing risk that he will destroy records of his presidency before leaving.”

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11/09/20 NYT Barr Hands Prosecutors the Authority to Investigate Voter Fraud Claims

November 9, 2020

The New York Times

Barr Hands Prosecutors the Authority to Investigate Voter Fraud Claims
The attorney general said that he had authorized “instances” of investigative steps but that inquiries should not be based on specious claims.

By Katie Benner and Michael S. Schmidt

Nov. 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr, wading into President Trump’s unfounded accusations of widespread election irregularities, told federal prosecutors on Monday that they were allowed to investigate “specific allegations” of voter fraud before the results of the presidential race are certified.... Read more about 11/09/20 NYT Barr Hands Prosecutors the Authority to Investigate Voter Fraud Claims