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Wash Examiner: Trump Hasn't Called Pentagon Yet

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By    |   Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016 04:14 PM

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has yet to reach out to the Pentagon as it begins preparations to take office in January.

According to the Washington Examiner, the Pentagon is prepared for when Trump's team does come calling. Office space has been dedicated and briefing books and other materials have been assembled.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, who is traveling at the moment, even told his chief of staff to stay put and wait for Trump or someone on his staff to call.

"As of this moment, there's not been any contact from the president-elect's transition team," Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told the Examiner. "We stand ready to assist the president-elect's transition team with a smooth and orderly transition in the interest of national security and for our country."

Carter said the Department of Defense will be "ready for them when they [arrive]."

Trump has begun choosing the members of his cabinet and other people who will work under him. A New York Times report, however, claimed Trump's transition efforts, which are now being led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence, were in a holding pattern Tuesday morning after national security advisor Mike Rogers left. An administrative snafu was also to blame.

Trump and Pence are reportedly meeting in Trump Tower as they hammer out the details of their transition plan and select cabinet members.

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