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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at the Capitol on Wednesday. The Senate voted Friday to override President Trump's veto on the annual defense bill. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Jake Sullivan is President-elect Joe Biden's incoming national security adviser. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden's National Security Adviser: Pentagon Hasn't Granted Meetings Since Dec. 18

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has blocked an attempt to have senators vote on increasing direct coronavirus relief payments. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, pictured on Dec. 10, led her chamber in a vote to override President Trump's veto of the annual defense bill on Monday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill last month. The House voted Monday to increase direct payments to Americans above what is provided in the COVID-19 relief legislation President Trump signed on Sunday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks Monday in Wilmington, Del., after being briefed by members of his foreign policy and national security teams. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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After a highly fraught but largely interference-free election, there are big questions for the future of election security. Marcus Marritt for NPR hide caption

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National security adviser Robert O'Brien is seen Saturday at the virtual Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit. Vietnam News Agency/Via AP hide caption

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Election personnel sort ballots in preparation for an audit at the Gwinnett County Board of Voter Registrations and Elections offices on Saturday in Lawrenceville, Ga. President Trump's attempt at legal action to contest the results of the election have so far been mostly unsuccessful. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump returns to the White House from playing golf Saturday after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters of President Trump try to enter a room where Michigan absentee ballots are being counted Wednesday at TCF Center in Detroit. Seth Herald/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Election workers check the tapes from the voting machines to verify they contain the correct signatures from polling stations after polls closed in the general election at Ford Field on November 3, 2020 in Detroit. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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