Top officials from the Trump and Clinton campaigns clashed angrily Thursday over questions of mandates and alleged associations with white supremacists -- leaving a conference designed to draw lessons from the election turning at times into a shouting match over campaign tactics. The gathering of top campaign aides to all the major presidential candidates, held at Harvard University Wednesday and Thursday, revealed raw emotions and outright anger between staffers who tangled largely from afar over a grueling campaign, ABC's RICK KLEIN has more. http://abcn.ws/2gO6vEh
While President-elect Donald Trump teased an action plan for his administration at his first post-election rally Thursday in Cincinnati, Ohio, he spent most of the evening taking a victory lap, touting his election night win over two dozen times as he recounted his campaign successes and mocked the media coverage of the election. Trump told the crowd he "had a lot of fun fighting" Hillary Clinton and smiled as the crowd chanted "lock her up" as rally-goers had during the campaign, ABC's KATHERINE FAULDERS, BENJAMIN SIEGEL and ALEXANDER MALLIN report. http://abcn.ws/2gO9RHk
Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said that the Team of Rivals in a Trump White House is real. "I think what Donald Trump is doing and looking at and interviewing people for is something so much bigger than any one thing. He is trying to do what is best for the country," Lewandowski told ABC News' Chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein in this week's "Powerhouse Politics" podcast, ABC's ROBIN GRADISON notes. http://abcn.ws/2gOm4LW
'This Week' on This Week
George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, Sunday on "This Week." Then, as the battle for secretary of state continues, Gen. David Petraeus comes to "This Week." And the Powerhouse Roundtable debates the week in politics, with David Axelrod, Alex Castellanos, Matthew Dowd, and Sara Fagen.
President-elect Donald Trump touted his new deal to keep at least 1,000 U.S. jobs at a manufacturing plant in Indianapolis, but he was largely silent on the details. "Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences," he said to workers at the Carrier plant. "These companies aren't going to be leaving anymore. They aren't going to be taking people's hearts out." Before the event, Trump toured the facility alongside Vice President–elect Mike Pence. ABC's ALEXANDER MALLIN has more. http://abcn.ws/2gbC7SV
Even if you no longer care about Hillary Clinton's "damn emails," as Sen. Bernie Sanders once put it, the State Department is still under court order stemming from a freedom of information lawsuit to release the documents. Even Donald Trump backtracked on his threat to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton's use of that controversial private email server, but the State Department on Thursday published about 1,000 pages -- mostly near duplicates of previously released emails, according to ABC's JUSTIN FISHEL. http://abcn.ws/2gM71oJ
The first recount of the presidential election began yesterday in Wisconsin as two other states are preparing for their own iterations. The Wisconsin recount started at 9 a.m. Thursday morning and will run until the set end time of 8 p.m. on Dec. 12. That completion deadline was set by the Wisconsin Elections Commission because the federal deadline for all recounts is Dec. 13, 35 days after the election. That is the same day by which Michigan and Pennsylvania, where other recount petitions have also been submitted, would have to complete their expected recounts as well. ABC's MEGHAN KENEALLY has more. http://abcn.ws/2gDkAUs