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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 07:02 PM

John Kelly criticizes Trump over delay of Biden transition

Source: Politico

y DANIEL LIPPMAN
11/13/2020 04:19 PM EST
Updated: 11/13/2020 04:34 PM EST

President-elect Joe Biden should start receiving intelligence briefings, and the delay in allowing the transition to officially get started is damaging U.S. national security, President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff John Kelly told POLITICO in an exclusive interview.

“You lose a lot if the transition is delayed because the new people are not allowed to get their head in the game,” Kelly said Friday. “The president, with all due respect, does not have to concede. But it’s about the nation. It hurts our national security because the people who should be getting [up to speed], it’s not a process where you go from zero to 1,000 miles per hour.”

“Mr. Trump doesn’t have to concede if he doesn’t want to, I guess, until the full election process is complete. But there’s nothing wrong with starting the transition, starting to get people like the national security people, obviously the president and the vice president-elect, if they are in fact elected, to start getting them [up to speed] on the intelligence,” he said.

Kelly, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, served as Trump’s chief of staff from July 2017 to early Jan. 2019. Trump lost patience with his strict management style and Kelly grew exasperated trying to put guardrails around the president.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/13/kelly-criticizes-trump-over-delay-of-biden-transition-436465

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Response to swag (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 07:13 PM

1. sheesh, if Trump acts ethically and morally, he isn't owning the libs...silly man. (snark)

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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 07:15 PM

2. Don't know if it was all planned this way but we really lucked out

Slow voting, earlier here, mail-in there, absentee, early and late arrivals ok or litigated, counting at different start times, slow and methodical, counts meticulous, reported here or there first, networks independent calls, red/blue mirage anticipated.

This whole process at times erratic, frustrating, watched over by all sides and armies of lawyers so extended the process that Donnie never had a point to throttle. He was left to twist in the wind, MAGAs didn't have a choke point or strategy.

And now it seems like the medicine is starting to go down, with or without sugar.

I think we lucked out. We're almost home on the pig's back.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 07:25 PM

4. I have enjoyed it immensely. Death by 10,000 votes!

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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 07:15 PM

3. STumpys ire knows no bounds...




As misguided and insane as it is...

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Response to swag (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 08:55 PM

5. Trump doesn't care about security briefings anyway

he never pays them any attention. It's all fake news to him. Now if Putin sends him a memo, he's right on it.

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Sat Nov 14, 2020, 12:11 AM

6. K&R

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