Jake Sullivan, incoming national security adviser for the Biden admin, said on Tuesday that the Pentagon has not met with Biden’s transition team since Dec. 18.
Joe Biden on Tuesday warned of damage done to the national security team by the Trump admin and challenges in communication between agency officials and his transition team.
“Right now, we just aren’t getting all the information that we need from the outgoing administration in key national security areas,” Biden said during remarks Monday in Wilmington, Delaware. “It’s nothing short, in my view, of irresponsibility.“
On Monday a statement was released, Miller stated that the Defense Department has done “far more than initially requested by Biden’s transition team” in terms of access to information.
“DoD’s efforts already surpass those of recent administrations with over three weeks to go and we continue to schedule additional meetings for the remainder of the transition and answer any and all requests for information in our purview,” Miller stated.
“Our DoD political and career officials have been working with the utmost professionalism to support transition activities in a compressed time schedule and they will continue to do so in a transparent and collegial manner that upholds the finest traditions of the Department.“
Miller included that there were more interviews scheduled with Joe Biden’s transition team this week.
Sullivan went into more depth on Biden’s foreign policy and national security plans, expressing desires for a more globalized world.
In a statement released Monday, Trump’s acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller said the Defense Department has done “far more than initially requested by Biden’s transition team.”