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The Trump Transition: Here come the hearings

January 9, 2017 4:07 AM
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The Trump Transition: Here come the hearings

This week is shaping up to be one of the most consequential of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition, as senators prepare to consider as many as seven Cabinet nominees in committee.

Republicans are under fire from Democrats and ethics officials for scheduling confirmation hearings before investigators complete a background examination for each nominee, a precedent that goes back decades. But Sunday, Republican leaders vowed to press ahead, saying there are no plans to change th...

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