For the transition of Power, US President-Elect, Joe Biden has described the Administration of Donald Trump as Irresponsible for failing to give his team the information they need.
He said his team had encountered “obstruction from the political leadership” when it enquired for necessary information from the Department of Defence.
Joe Biden assumes office on 20 January but Donald Trump has refused to concede and for weeks after the election, Biden was blocked from receiving key intelligence briefings, an essential routine during a presidential transition.
Biden in a statement released on Twitter said:
“Right now, we just aren’t getting all the information that we need from the outgoing administration in key national security areas,”
“It’s nothing short, in my view, of irresponsibility.”
Biden described key security agencies as having been “hollowed out” in personnel, capacity and in morale.
“The policy processes have atrophied or have been sidelined,” he added.
After Biden’s remarks, Acting Defence Secretary Christopher Miller said officials had been “working with the utmost professionalism to support transition activities”.
“The Department of Defense has conducted 164 interviews with over 400 officials and provided over 5,000 pages of documents – far more than initially requested by Biden’s transition team,”