Previously, the power transit team to President-elect Biden was unable to obtain permission because Trump tried to challenge the election results.
The White House has authorized the National Intelligence Agency to forward the intelligence community’s daily national security threat report to President Joe Biden. A spokesman for the Donald Trump administration said Tuesday.
That decision means Biden will have access to the latest intelligence reports on major national security threats to the United States around the world.
Biden, speaking to journalists in Wilmington, Delaware, confirmed that he had been asked to receive intelligence reports.
On Monday, the general services directorate, the federal agency responsible for signing the agreement to change the president, notified President-elect Biden that he could formally begin the transition process. Emily Murphy, who heads the agency, confirmed in writing that Biden could access resources previously denied him because of lawsuits filed by Donald Trump’s team to challenge the results of elections in several states.
The Office of the Director of the National Intelligence “will provide the requested support” to the group to facilitate the transfer of power from Trump Biden “in accordance with the Law on Transfer of Presidential Power,” confirmed in an interview with “Reuters” representative of the intelligence agency.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed on Tuesday that the State Department has begun the process of transferring power to the next administration after the General Services Department announced the beginning of the process of transit of presidential powers.
“Today, we began to consider the decision of the General Services Department and will do everything required by law. We will do everything we can,” Pompeo told Fox News.