Someone (most likely a team of individuals) has already changed the front page of the White House official website to reflect the change of presidents.
I checked the site just before noon EST and it still was the same as previous days under the Obama administration.
I checked again around 12:20 p.m. EST and the page now has a link to view the inauguration live. All of the presidential action pages are cleared of previous actions. The archiving has apparently been done.
I have not taken time yet to follow the live links that have anything, such as the issues page, but I did check to see if the ‘We the People’ petitions page was still there, and it is, but all the previous petitions are gone. I’m very curious to see how long it takes before a new petition is created.
It did not take very long before new petitions were posted on the site. For a while the website was inconsistent in operation with occasional glitches, but it seems to be working fine now.
Interestingly, the first petition posted on my last check (around 9:00 p.m. EST) had well over 160,000 signatures of support!
Now it will be interesting to see when (and even if) the White House responds to it.
We have the answer to when the White House will respond. Today, a spokesperson for the president said he will not be releasing his tax returns. Now well over 200,000 signatures on the petition and here is the answer.