During a press briefing on November 10, 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo answered questions about what the State Department is doing to prepare for President-elect Biden’s new administration. For access to CNBC’s exclusive live video, subscribe to CNBC PRO: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory on Tuesday when asked if he would cooperate with the Biden administration transition team. “There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” Pompeo said at a State Department press conference. The State Department did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request to clarify Pompeo’s remark. “We are going to count all the votes,” the country’s top diplomat added, saying, “The world should be convinced that the transition is necessary to ensure that the State Department is functional today, successful today. ‘hui and succeeded in office on January 20. Pompeo’s comments come as the Trump campaign questions the integrity of last week’s election with a spate of lawsuits in battlefield states. Trump did not concede the election to Democrat Joe Biden, who on Saturday won more than the 270 votes needed to win the presidency. “We have to count every legal vote,” Pompeo said, adding: “We’re going to do it right, we’re in good shape.” Other senior Trump administration officials, such as Vice President Mike Pence, have publicly insisted the election is not over. On Monday, Attorney General William Barr asked prosecutors to look into the “substantial” allegations of irregularities and potentially widespread electoral fraud. The Trump campaign has yet to present any evidence. Over the weekend, leaders around the world congratulated Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. »Subscribe to CNBC TV:» Subscribe to CNBC: »Subscribe to CNBC Classic: Turn to CNBC TV for the latest stock news and analysis. From futures contracts to live price updates, CNBC is the world leader in business news. The News with Shepard Smith is CNBC’s daily podcast that provides in-depth, non-partisan coverage and perspective on the day’s most important stories. Available at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT daily starting September 30: Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: Follow CNBC News on Facebook: Follow CNBC News on Twitter: Follow CNBC News on Instagram: #CNBC #CNBCTV.