In keeping with Prime Biden advisors, the US authorities must approve the transition this week

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is accompanied by Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain as he speaks to organizational leaders responding to the Ebola crisis while in the Eisenhower Executive Office building in the White House complex

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden's new chief of staff said Sunday the federal government must sign the transition team's efforts this week so the team can receive national security intelligence and address COVID-19 from Biden.

"What we really want to see this week … is the General Services Administration issue being identified," Ron Klain said on NBC News' Meet the Press.

Trump's tweet recognizing Biden's victory – before later saying he had not conceded – had no bearing on the timeliness of the election, Klain added.

"Donald Trump's Twitter feed doesn't make Joe Biden president or president. The American people did that," he told NBC.

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