Michael Bender

Wall Street Journal

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Michael Bender is National Politics Reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

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The presidential transition process was slowed down today by changes in leadership and other personnel.

Tensions in Trump transition

The presidential transition process was slowed down today by changes in leadership and other personnel.

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