President Trump has not conceded the 2020 election as of yet, and it doesn’t appear as though he ever will. His insistence is that “widespread voter fraud” caused him to lose the contest, and he has taken just about every step imaginable to prove it.
Of course, this has been difficult, and his legal team have been dealt a number of incredibly harsh blows in recent weeks, leading to the increasing probability of a Biden presidency come January 20th.
And so, as Biden moves forward in the transitional process, he and his team have expected cooperation from the Trump administration. They’re alleging that they’ve not been getting it.
President-elect Joe Biden said Monday his transition team has run into “roadblocks” and “obstruction” from Trump administration leaders at key agencies, hindering the incoming administration’s efforts to prepare for the presidency.
But one of those agency chiefs, acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, pushed back on Biden’s critique, marking the latest row between President Donald Trump’s Pentagon and the president-elect.
“The truth is, many of the agencies that are critical to our security have incurred enormous damage,” Biden said during remarks in Delaware following a briefing from his national security and foreign policy agency review teams.
“Many of them have been hollowed out, in personnel, capacity, and in morale. Policy processes have atrophied or have been sidelined,” he said.
The former Vice President wasn’t above singling out those who’ve given him trouble.
“From some agencies, our team has received exemplary cooperation,” Biden said. “From others, most notably the Department of Defense, we’ve encountered obstruction from the political leadership of that department.”
He later added: “We’ve encountered roadblocks from the political leadership in the Department of Defense and the Office of Management and Budget. Right now, we just aren’t getting all the information that we need from the outgoing administration in key national security areas.”
Biden’s team complained earlier in the process that the Trump administration was blocking their access to transitional resources, but, with the President still challenging the results of the 2020 election, there’s no telling when, of if, any cooperation could come.
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