Previously, the team involved in the transit of power to President-elect Biden could not get this permission because of Trump’s attempts to challenge the election results.
The White House authorized the office of National intelligence to send President-elect Joe Biden a daily summary of national security threats compiled by the US President’s intelligence community. This was announced on Tuesday by a representative of the administration of Donald Trump.
This decision means that Biden will have access to the latest intelligence reports on major threats to the national security of the United States around the world.
Biden, speaking to reporters in Wilmington, Delaware, confirmed that he had received an offer to receive intelligence reports.
On Monday, the Office of General Services, the Federal Agency responsible for signing the presidential transition agreement, notified President-elect Biden that he could formally begin the transition process. Emily Murphy, who heads the Department, confirmed in writing that Biden could get access to resources previously denied to him due to lawsuits filed by the team of Donald Trump to challenge the results of elections in several states.
The office of the Director of National Intelligence “will provide the requested support” to the group to facilitate the transfer of power from trump to Biden “in accordance with the law on the transfer of presidential power,” an intelligence official confirmed in an interview with Reuters.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday confirmed that the State Department had begun the process of transferring power to the next administration after the Office of General Services announced the beginning of the presidential transition process.
“Today, we started considering the decision of the General Services Department, and we will do everything that is required by law. We will do our best,” Pompeo told Fox News.