Thanks Jimbo for sharing.
The drama continues to unfold as the Operation Disclosure Blog releases an Executive Order by President Obama and outlines the facilitation of presidential transition. With the recent release of information from Fulford and Neil Keenan and now this disclosure, it seems that the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place.
This is just more intel nuggets being shared as "The Event" continues to unfold right before our eyes, or it could also be just another piece of information to confuse the "crazy" internet conspiracy crowd. Either way this is juicy information and if true I would suspect to see something coming out publicly. This calls for another Popcorn Monster! ~enerchi
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
May 06, 2016
Executive Order -- Facilitation of a Presidential Transition
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FACILITATION OF A PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION
the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the
laws of the United States of America, including section 7301 of title 5,
United States Code, and the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, as
amended, and to assist the Presidential transition, it is hereby ordered
Section 1. Policy. The peaceful transition of power
has long been a hallmark of American democracy. It is the policy of the
United States to undertake all reasonable efforts to ensure that
Presidential transitions are well-coordinated and effective, without
regard to party affiliation.
Sec. 2. Establishment of the White
House Transition Coordinating Council. (a) To facilitate the
Presidential transition, including assisting and supporting the
transition efforts of the transition teams of eligible candidates, there
is established a White House Transition Coordinating Council.
(b) The White House Transition Coordinating Council shall be composed of the following officials or their designees:
(i) Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, who shall serve as Chair;
(ii) Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, who shall serve as Vice Chair;
(iii) Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Implementation;
(iv) Counsel to the President;
(v) Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel;
(vi) Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs;
(vii) Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism;
(viii) Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director, National Economic Council;
(ix) Director of National Intelligence;
(x) Director of the Office of Management and Budget;
(xi) Administrator of General Services;
(xii) Federal Transition Coordinator;
(xiii) the transition representative for each eligible candidate, who shall serve in an advisory capacity; and
(xiv) any other executive branch official the President determines appropriate.
(c) The White House Transition Coordinating Council shall:
provide guidance to executive departments and agencies (agencies) and
the Federal Transition Coordinator regarding preparations for the
Presidential transition, including succession planning and preparation
of briefing materials;
(ii) facilitate communication and
information sharing between the transition representatives of eligible
candidates and senior employees in agencies and the Executive Office of
the President, including the provision of information relevant to
facilitating the personnel aspects of a Presidential transition and such
other information that, in the Council's judgment, is useful and
appropriate, as long as providing such information is not otherwise
prohibited by law; and
(iii) prepare and host interagency emergency preparedness and response exercises.
In order to obtain a wide range of facts and information on prior
transitions and best practices, the White House Transition Coordinating
Council, its members, or their designees may seek information from
private individuals, including individuals in outside organizations, who
have significant experience or expertise in Presidential transitions.
The White House Transition Coordinating Council, its members, or their
designees shall endeavor to obtain such facts and information from
individuals representing a range of bipartisan or nonpartisan
viewpoints. If the White House Transition Coordinating Council, its
members, or their designees find it necessary to seek advice from
private individuals or outside organizations, such counsel should be
sought in a manner that seeks individual advice and does not involve
collective judgment or deliberation.
Sec. 3. Establishment of the
Agency Transition Directors Council. (a) To implement the guidance
provided by the White House Transition Coordinating Council and to
coordinate transition activities across agencies, there is established
an Agency Transition Directors Council.
(b) The Agency Transition Directors Council shall be composed of the following officials or their designees:
(i) Federal Transition Coordinator, who shall serve as Co-Chair;
(ii) Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget, who shall serve as Co-Chair;
a senior career representative from each agency described in section
901(b)(1) of title 31, United States Code, the Office of Personnel
Management, the Office of Government Ethics, and the National Archives
and Records Administration whose responsibilities include leading
Presidential transition efforts within the agency;
(iv) during a
year in which a Presidential election will be held, a transition
representative for each eligible candidate, who shall serve in an
(v) a senior career representative from any
other agency determined by the Co-Chairs to be an agency that has
significant responsibilities relating to the Presidential transition
(vi) other senior employees serving in the Executive Office of the President, as determined by the President.
(c) The Agency Transition Directors Council shall:
ensure the Federal Government has an integrated strategy for addressing
interagency challenges and responsibilities around Presidential
transitions and turnover of non-career appointees;
coordinate transition activities among the Executive Office of the
President, agencies, and the transition team of eligible candidates and
the President-elect and Vice-President-elect;
(iii) draw on
guidance provided by the White House Transition Coordinating Council and
lessons learned from previous Presidential transitions in carrying out
(iv) assist the Federal Transition Coordinator in
identifying and carrying out his or her responsibilities relating to a
(v) provide guidance to agencies in
gathering briefing materials and information relating to the
Presidential transition that may be requested by eligible candidates;
ensure materials and information described in subparagraph (v) of this
subsection are prepared not later than November 1 of the year during
which a Presidential election is held;
(vii) ensure agencies
adequately prepare career employees who are designated to fill
non-career positions during a Presidential transition; and
(viii) consult with the President's Management Council, or any successor thereto, in carrying out its duties.
(d) The Agency Transition Directors Council shall meet:
(i) subject to subparagraph (ii) of this subsection, not less than once per year; and
during the period beginning on the date that is 6 months before a
Presidential election and ending on the date on which the
President-elect is inaugurated, on a regular basis as necessary to carry
out its duties and authorities.
Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) the authority granted by law to a department or agency, or the head thereof; or
the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget
relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
The terms "eligible candidate," "Federal Transition Coordinator," and
"Presidential election" shall have the same meaning as those terms used
in the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, as amended. The term
"President's Management Council" shall have the same meaning as that
term is used in the Presidential Memorandum of July 11, 2001.
This order is intended only to facilitate the transition and is not
intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or
procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the
United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers,
employees, or agents, or any other person.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
May 6, 2016.