Biden will receive briefing from diplomatic, intel and defense experts today


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President-elect Joe Biden’s national security briefing will feature a team of experts in diplomacy, intelligence and defense today, a transition official said.

“They will discuss the readiness of the relevant agencies as the president-elect prepares to lead on day one,” the official said.

The briefing comes as Biden has yet to receive classified intelligence briefings as President Trump refused to concede the race and blocked his administration from taking one of the administrative actions typically taken during a transfer of power, including by allowing the General Service Administration to declare that there is an elected president – a decision that triggers the transition process.

Speaking to reporters in Wilmington, Delaware on Monday, Biden highlighted that Vice President-elect Kamala Harris continues to receive intelligence information in her role on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“The good news here is that my colleague is still on the intelligence committee, so she gets the intelligence briefings. I don’t do it anymore, ”Biden said. “So that’s true, but there are a number of Republicans calling for this. Hopefully the president will be slightly more enlightened before he gets to January 20. “

Biden’s briefing on Tuesday will not be an official US government briefing on national security.


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