Daily Download on the latest news and top issues of the day regarding the transition.
One week before the Inauguration Day, a lot of NYPD officers in full regalia could have been seen around the Trump Tower this morning, all showing respect for the funeral of Detective Steven McDonald
Hedge-fund manager Anthony Scaramucci known as “the Mooch” has met with the President-elect Trump today. After the meeting, he talked to the press about his new role as the White House Assistant to the next President.
This morning, President-elect Trump went to twitter to remind the public what he thinks about Hillary Clinton’s private server: “What are Hillary Clinton’s people complaining about with respect to the F.B.I. Based on the information they had she should never have been allowed to run-guilty as hell….”
President-elect Trump, however, did not change his position of promising not to prosecute Clinton, but as confirmed by incoming Press Secretary Sean Spicer ” he wanted to make it clear that her use of the private server violated the law.”
It has also been confirmed that the General Flynn had a text message exchange with the Russian Ambassador regarding Christmas greetings and that on December 28th, General Flynn took the call from the Russian Ambassador to discuss the logistics of setting up the phone call with the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, after the inauguration.
President-elect also met today with Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. It has been suggested that they had a very productive first meeting.
Finally, President-elect addressed reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower after the meeting he had with a comedian Steve Harvey. “Here’s a good friend of ours, Steve, everybody knows Steve Harvey. Is everybody having fun?”
Asked whether he was concerned that some of his Cabinet nominees during their confirmation hearings had taken contrasting policy positions to his own on issues such as Russia, Iran, and the border, President-elect Trump said that that will all get sorted out.
“ We want them to be themselves. I told them, ‘Be yourself, and say what you want to say, don’t worry about me.’ I’m going to do the right thing, whatever it is. I may be right, they may be right. But I said, ‘Be yourself.’ I could have said ‘Do this, say that’, I don’t want that, I want them all to be themselves.”
Then he shook Harvey’s hand, waved to a crowd of tourists at the end of the lobby at Trump Tower, and went back up the elevator.
That’s all folks for this week.