Obama sets up transition team, signaling long exit

US President Barack Obama speaks about the economy and answers questions in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on May 6, 2016Heralding the beginning of the end of his presidency, Barack Obama signed an order Friday establishing a transition team to help ease the next administration into power. Obama leaves office on January 20 after November’s general election, which is likely to pit Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump. The transition from the 44th to 45th president has already been the subject of questions about the two candidates’ trustworthiness in handling classified information.

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