Pence takes over Trump transition from Christie

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WASHINGTON — Vice President-elect Mike Pence will lead the presidential transition now, a source on transition planning said Friday.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who had been in charge, will be vice chairman along with Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions.

The source said Pence leading the transition team was not unusual, citing the role of Dick Cheney in George W. Bush’s transition.

“I want to thank President-elect Trump for the opportunity to continue to help lead in this next phase and thank of the pre-election leadership team for the outstanding work they have done over the six months leading up to Election Day,” Christie said in a statement.