But Trump and his aides have been deeply reluctant to delegate power to outsiders who have no ties to the president’s election campaign.
Harward, who led commandos in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, enjoyed a stellar reputation among military officers, diplomats, and lawmakers from both parties.
Some top Democrats and Hillary Clinton supporters, meanwhile, suggested that a recount is a waste of resources. In Montgomery County on Wednesday, a solicitor for the Election Board and attorneys for President-elect Donald Trump and the state Republican Party opposed the Green Party's petitions, each of which was signed by three voters.
"Believe me, if there was anything I could do to make Hillary Clinton the next president of the United States, I would," said former Gov. They called the recount request a "fishing expedition" and asked the judge to reject it, based in part on a technicality: The petitioners did not file cash with each petition, as required under state law.
It's not going to be the easiest gig in town, facing an already hard-to-please European audience in the aftermath of Brexit. This year's Eurovision Song Contest sees Britain fielding a particularly unimaginative array of stars, plucking all of the hopefuls from former X Factor contestants.
The 2017 contest will be held on May 13th in Kyiv, Ukraine and Britain's hopes will be decided this Friday when Eurovision: You decide asks the nation to whittle down the six singers to just one. Danyl Johnson, now 35, came fourth in 2009, the same year that Olly Murs and Jedward appeared.
The order was an unprecedented move for a body that is supposed to steer clear of political considerations.
In any other White House, Harward’s request to have a say over who served on his staff would have been routine, former officials said.
The highest profile of those vying for an air ticket east include Lucie Jones, 25, and Danyl Johnson, 35, who both appeared on the live shows in 2009.
But she defied doctors and went onto have over 100 surgeries - including skin grafts, fitting a prosthetic eye and reconstructing her lips and eyebrow.
After stopping all surgery at 16, she's slowly learned to love herself and now uses the motto 'I wear my flaws like diamonds' to describe her pride in how she looks.
Other qualified candidates likely will think twice before accepting any offers for the post given the administration’s insistence on imposing limits on the advisor’s authority.
David Petraeus, the retired four-star general who commanded U. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, had been mentioned as a possible replacement but he would likely insist on similar conditions allowing him to choose his team.