Biden: The leadership of the Pentagon is blocking the transfer of power


US President-elect Joe Biden said that many national security agencies had suffered severe damage during President Donald Trump’s term, stressing that the political leadership “puts obstacles” in the way of his new administration.

Announcing the members of his digital team responsible for communicating with Americans via Internet platforms, Biden reiterated that his transition team does not get the information it needs from the Trump administration, saying that “the leadership of the Pentagon is impeding the transfer of power to the next administration.”

He added, “We encountered obstacles from the political leadership of the Ministry of Defense, and the truth is that many agencies that are critical to our security have suffered massive damage.”

Biden said, “Communicating with transparency and sincerity with the American people is one of the president’s most important responsibilities … This team of diverse experts has extensive experience in digital strategy and will help connect the White House with the American people in new and innovative ways.”

The Biden digital team consists of 12 people, headed by Brendan Cohen. Rob Flaherty, who is currently the digital director of Biden’s transition team, will continue the same role at the White House.

Source: “Reuters” + “The Hill.”

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