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Pompeo pledges 'smooth transition' to Trump or Biden


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said there will be a 'smooth transition' to either Trump or Biden.

Mr Pompeo told reporters that the “transition” to a second Trump term would be “smooth”, but later said the State Department was prepared for any eventuality.

President Trump has refused to concede to president-elect Joe Biden.

“There will be a smooth transition to second Trump administration, “ Mr Pompeo said.

“We’re ready. The world is watching what’s taking place here. We’re going to count all the votes.”

He said the “world should have every confidence” that the State Department is “successful today” and that it will be “successful with the president who’s in office on January 20 a minute after noon”.

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