Government office investigating Trump’s transition process


WASHINGTON (AP) — A government office is investigating the transition process for President Donald Trump, including issues such as ethical guidelines, communications with foreign leaders and use of public money.

The Government Accountability Office agreed this month to probe the matter at the request of several Democratic lawmakers. The office told those lawmakers it will have a draft of its report ready by June.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland initially reached out to the GAO in late November, saying they were alarmed by reports of “chaos” and “disarray.”

On matters of conflicts and foreign communications, the GAO will compare the Trump transition with those of Obama in 2009 and President George W. Bush in 2001.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.