US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday complained of “obstacles” and “roadblocks” from the political leadership at his National Security Council Pentagon.
Earlier this month, the Department of Defense abruptly suspended talks with the Biden Alternative Committee, and the criticism arose as Donald Trump sought to undo his electoral defeat.
“Our team has received exemplary cooperation from some agencies.” In Wilmington, Biden said, Delaware, after an explanation from his foreign policy advisers. “We faced obstacles from others, especially the defense sector and the political leadership of that sector.”
Both the Department of Defense and the Office of Management and the Budget set up “roadblocks”. “We are not getting all the information we need now from the administration that is going out in key national security areas. This is, in my view, not short of irresponsibility.”
Condemning Trump’s reluctance to participate in a quick and orderly change is the latest sign of Biden’s increased desire to take off his gloves. The current president has not yet invited his successor to the White House or confirmed his attendance at the inauguration.
After the November 3 election, Trump fired his defense secretary, Mark Esper, to replace Christopher Miller with an acting capability.
Earlier this month, Biden’s team complained about this Sudden cessation of cooperation From the Pentagon. The Department of Defense said the meetings were adjourned until January because of a “mutually agreed” suspension, but the Interim Committee insisted that there was no such agreement.
The group also said it was opposed to soliciting information from some Pentagon officials. But a senior security officer Told the Reuters news agency The Pentagon has conducted 163 interviews and 181 requests for information and will continue to provide information and meetings.
Trump has refused to acknowledge Biden’s victory, claiming he has no evidence of widespread voter fraud, and has suffered dozens of court defeats. His administration approved the collaboration with Biden on November 23rd.
Trump has vowed to take a final position on Jan. 6 when Congress convenes to certify election college results. Jenna Ellis, a member of her legal team, Tweeted Monday: “President Trump should never accept an election.”
Biden was briefed on Monday by the Secretary of State, candidates for defense and homeland security, and his incoming National Security Adviser. He said his team had discovered during the Trump administration that “agencies critical to our security have done great damage.”
“Many of them have been expelled with staff, capability and morale. There are marginalized or marginalized policy processes to the disruption of our alliances. It is difficult for our government to protect the American people.”
Biden’s foreign policy team described the experience, expertise and return to the Barack Obama era, with Tony Blinkon being nominated as Secretary of State, Jack Sullivan as National Security Adviser, and John Kerry as Special Presidential Ambassador for Climate. Lloyd Austin faces a stabilizing war as Secretary of Defense because he is a retired general who undermines the military’s policy of civilian control.