Trump Behind DoD Halting Biden Transition Team Meetings


After a National Security Association hacks progressing this month, something seems astray during a Pentagon. When Acting Department of  Defense Secretary Chris Miller systematic a Pentagon-wide anathema opposite auxiliary with President-Elect Joe Biden’s transition group on Dec. 18, 2020, questions and red flags arose.

Miller’s proclamation repelled officials via a Defense Department, reports Axios.  On Dec 17, a transition group members were told about a assembly cancellations, combined Abraham.

Supposedly, there was a “mutually agreed-upon holiday pause,” states a comparison DoD official. On a other hand, Biden Transition Executive Director Yohannes Abraham emphatically disagrees, observant there is no agreement about holding a holiday break.

President Trump’s Involvement

In an engaging though poignant coincidence, Miller done his proclamation one day after a story pennyless in a Washington Post after U.S. Army Corps commanders met with a Biden team. During that meeting, a cost of Donald Trump’s extent wall was discussed. The Army Corps estimates a supervision would save $2.6 billion if Biden systematic a plan to demobilize a extent wall project.

The boss and Miller expected hold a conference after a Post’s story dropped. The extent wall is Trump’s “signature legislation” — one he believes will be partial of his presidential legacy. Another probable unfolding is a preference to interrupt a president-elect’s transition is a byproduct of Trump’s choosing rascal delusion. Either of these would have stirred a sudden exclusion of a Biden transition team.

Acting Secretary of Defense Miller Responds

BidenMiller explained a logic for his Pentagon-wide anathema of a Biden transition team. He swears that a DoD has not canceled or declined any interviews with a transition team.

The behaving secretary claims a DoD will continue to yield a Biden transition team’s compulsory support to keep a republic and a adults safe. He asserts that so far, a dialect has facilitated 139 talk sessions involving over 200 personnel. Moreover, they have responded to 161 information requests “and disclosed thousands of pages of non-public and personal documents.” He claims these numbers surpass before transitions though charity clarification.

Miller seems to be observant they have left above and over expectations, though who set those? The boss has nonetheless to acknowledge a hacks, that have been attributed to Russian actors. With these threats opposite a county’s National Security Agency, how does one extent an incoming boss and his team’s information?

Once again observant there is an agreed-upon holiday pause, Miller states a DoD’s concentration during this time is dedicated to Operation Warp Speed and COVID-19 information.

He adamantly states he is “committed to a full and pure transition — this is what a republic expects and a DoD will broach AS IT ALWAYS HAS.”

Supposedly, a Biden transition group will be authorised to resume assembly with Pentagon crew after a initial of a year. Hopefully, a check will not outcome in a new administration’s inability to keep Americans safe.

Written by Cathy Milne-Ware


New Civil Rights Movement: Career Military Officials ‘Stunned’ as Trump’s Pentagon Chief Bans Biden Transition Team: Report; by David Badash
The Hill: Biden group expresses regard over ‘abrupt halt’ in team-work with Pentagon; by Rebecca Kheel
AXIOS: Scoop: Pentagon halts Biden transition briefings; by Mike Allen and Jonathan Swan
The Washington Post: Biden sequence to hindrance extent wall plan would save U.S. $2.6 billion, Pentagon estimates show; Josh Dawsey and Nick Miroff

Featured and Top Image by U.S. Navy Petty Officer Aramis X. Ramirez Courtesy of ResoluteSupportMedia’s Flickr Page – Creative Commons License
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