Trump Staff Shake-Up Slows Transition to Near Halt Mike Rogers, who was handling national security matters for Trump's transition team, is the second guy to bail in a week - well, okay, after Chris Christie was dumped as team leader. Apparently VP-Elect Pence is quibbling over language of the paperwork that will allow collaboration with the outgoing administration. Not the wisest thing to do ten weeks before assuming leadership of The Free World... This struck me as significant: Eliot A. Cohen, a former State Department official, said on Twitter that after having spoken to Mr. Trump’s team, he had “changed my recommendation: stay away. They’re angry, arrogant, screaming ‘you LOST!’ Will be ugly.” That may be putting it mildly.