Joe Biden has officially formed a transition team that will be led by former Delaware Sen. Ted Kaufman, a longtime Biden adviser who also led his transition as vice president in 2008, a Biden campaign aide confirmed to CNN.
This team is a preliminary group that will focus on developing the infrastructure of the transition effort. The full rollout of the team is expected later this fall, the aide said, noting that the timing of today’s announcement falls in line with the timeline of past non-incumbent candidates who developed a transition team.
The group includes Yohannes Abraham, a longtime staffer in the Obama White House who will handle the day-to-day operations. Avril Haines, former principal deputy national security adviser and deputy director of the CIA, will manage the transition team’s national security and foreign policy efforts.