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Trump's Transition

Being president of the United States is a big job. Here's a look at some of the people who will help Donald Trump lead the nation.

Blackwater Founder Linked To Trump-Putin 'Back-Channel' Effort

By Lauren Stephenson | April 3, 2017

Blackwater founder Erik Prince met with an unnamed Russian close to President Vladimir Putin, according to The Washington Post.

Twitter Users Notice Trump Took Days To Secure @POTUS Twitter Account

By Grant Suneson | January 26, 2017

Nearly a week into President Trump's administration, @POTUS was linked to a gmail account, which could have made it vulnerable.

Trump Targets Obamacare With His First Executive Order

By Grant Suneson | January 21, 2017

Donald Trump signed an executive order that aims to minimize the impact of the Affordable Care Act.

Trump Wants Net Neutrality Critic To Head The FCC

By Matt Picht | January 20, 2017

The president will reportedly tap Ajit Pai, an FCC commissioner and opponent of net neutrality regulations, to lead the agency.

First Petitions To Trump's White House Are All About Trump's Finances

By Matt Picht | January 20, 2017

The first two petitions on President Trump's official petition site asked him to release his tax returns and divest of his businesses.

Trump's Pick For Treasury Secretary Faces Tough Questions In Senate

By Ethan Weston | January 19, 2017

Senate Democrats had some questions about Steven Mnuchin's involvement in the 2008 financial crisis. Republicans were a bit more welcoming.

Democrats Leave DeVos Hearing With More Questions Than Answers

By Grant Suneson | January 17, 2017

Democrats wanted to ask Betsy DeVos further questions about her fortune, her past statements about schools and her lack of experience.

Trump Appointee Denies Writing Laws To Help Companies He Has Stock In

By Grant Suneson | January 17, 2017

Sen. Chuck Schumer called for an investigation into Tom Price's finances after his investments came to light.

Trump's Transition Approval Rating Is Historically Low

By Eugene Daniels | January 13, 2017

His transition approval rating has gone down 4 percentage points in the past month.

Steve Harvey Offers To Help The Trump Administration With Inner Cities

By Grant Suneson | January 13, 2017

The comedian and TV host said he was inspired by President Obama to reach out and have a conversation.

Trump's DOJ Pick Backs Off Muslim Ban And Waterboarding

By Matt Picht | January 10, 2017

While testifying under oath, Sen. Jeff Sessions — Donald Trump's attorney general pick — disavowed both waterboarding and a ban on Muslim immigration.

Trump's Justice Dept. Pick Would Recuse Himself From Any Clinton Probe

By Eugene Daniels | January 10, 2017

Sen. Jeff Sessions made the promise during his confirmation hearing for attorney general.

President-Elect Trump Names Son-In-Law To Senior Adviser Role

By Lauren Stephenson | January 9, 2017

Jared Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump, will serve as President-elect Donald Trump's senior adviser.

Cabinet Picks Are Being Coached On How To Survive Senate Hearings

By Ryan Biek | January 8, 2017

Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees were reportedly put through mock hearings over the weekend.

Trump National Security Pick Plagiarized About 50 Sections Of Her Book

By Ethan Weston | January 7, 2017

CNN's KFile reviewed conservative author Monica Crowley's 2012 book "What the (Bleep) Just Happened?" and found she plagiarized sections.

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin Gives Trump's EPA Pick A Thumbs Up

By Matt Picht | January 5, 2017

Sen. Joe Manchin isn't bothered by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's legal battles against the agency he's been tapped to head.

Trump's Reported Intelligence Director Pick Isn't Welcome In Russia

By Grant Suneson | January 5, 2017

Dan Coats, who is expected to be the next intelligence director, went after high-level Russian figures and ended up banned from Russia.

New White House Press Secretary Says He Doesn't Tame Trump's Tweets

By Jamal Andress | January 5, 2017

But incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer did say he checks Trump's Twitter feed often because it frequently "drives the news."

Republicans Propose A Constitutional Amendment For Term Limits

By Ryan Biek | January 4, 2017

Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Ron DeSantis have proposed a three-term limit for representatives and a two-term limit for senators.

Trump's Pick For Communications Director Doesn't Want The Job

By Grant Suneson | December 25, 2016

Jason Miller helped Donald Trump get to the White House, but he won't be joining him there.

Trump Wants A Boeing Alternative To Lockheed Martin's F-35

By Matt Picht | December 22, 2016

The president-elect tweeted he asked Boeing to draw up the price for an F/A-18 equivalent to Lockheed Martin's F-35.

Trump Taps Investor Carl Icahn As Special Adviser

By Lauren Stephenson | December 21, 2016

Icahn will advise the president-elect on regulatory reform.

Trump's Cabinet Faces More Conflict-Of-Interest Scrutiny Than He Does

By Kate Grumke | December 21, 2016

The Cabinet members will have a harder time getting away with conflicts of interest than the president-elect.

Trump's Cabinet Might Not Be Good For Climate Change

By Karen Rodriguez | December 20, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency isn't the only department that deals with climate change.

Trump Picks A Member Of The 'Shutdown Caucus' As His Budget Director

By Ethan Weston | December 17, 2016

In the past, U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney said he'd rather let the government shut down than pass a measure to raise the debt ceiling.

Trump's Cabinet Picks Are Wealthier Than The Bottom Third Of Americans

By Kate Grumke, Matt Picht | December 15, 2016

Donald Trump's Cabinet nominations are worth more than $14.5 billion combined.

Trump Picks Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry To Head Department Of Energy

By Briana Koeneman | December 14, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump chose Perry over West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and Texas businessman Ray Washburne for the spot.

Trump's National Security Adviser Shares Disdain For CIA

By Jake Jones | December 13, 2016

Michael Flynn, who will be filtering intelligence information before it gets to Donald Trump, isn't on great terms with the intelligence community.

Trump Appoints Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State

By Grant Suneson | December 13, 2016

Tillerson has no government or diplomatic experience, but he has a lot to gain from changes to State Department policy.

Trump Taps Gen. John Kelly To Head Department Of Homeland Security

By Briana Koeneman | December 12, 2016

Kelly was the head of the U.S. Southern Command, where he managed military operations in South and Central America.

Trump Says He Doesn't Really Need Daily Intelligence Briefings

By Ethan Weston | December 11, 2016

Trump has been getting a lot of flak for not getting daily intelligence briefings, but he says they're not necessary.

Trump's Pick For Environmental Protection Has Ties To Oil Lobbyists

By Jake Godin | December 8, 2016

As Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt was caught letting lobbyists for an oil company write letters under his name.

Trump's Choice To Lead EPA Has A History With The Agency

By Jake Jones | December 7, 2016

He's called EPA regulations "coercion" and has fought to slow down the move away from fossil fuels.

Trump's Pick For Ambassador To China Already Has A Head Start

By Lauren Stephenson | December 7, 2016

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is friends with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Trump Chooses Former WWE CEO As Head Of Small Business Administration

By Ethan Weston | December 7, 2016

Linda McMahon and President-elect Donald Trump have had a long friendship.

Ben Carson Will Be Trump's Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development

By Ethan Weston | December 5, 2016

Ben Carson said he didn't want a position in Trump's administration. Then he accepted a job as secretary of housing and urban development.

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