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Mon Dec 28, 2020, 04:37 PM

Biden accuses Trump appointees of obstructing transition on national security issues

Source: WP

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday accused President Trump and his political appointees of obstructing the transition of power to his incoming administration, particularly on national security issues, an escalation in tone after reports of isolated difficulties in the transition process last week.

In remarks from Wilmington, Del., Biden specifically called out the Office of Management and Budget and the Defense Department as agencies where his transition team had encountered “roadblocks” from political leadership. Biden’s remarks came shortly after he attended a briefing with nearly two dozen of his national security advisers.

“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 said of the resistance his teams were facing. He warned that such delays could allow enemies of the United States to take advantage of vulnerabilities, citing a massive cybersecurity breach that compromised several U.S. agencies earlier this month.

“My team needs a clear picture of our force posture around the world and our operations to deter our enemies,” Biden said. “We need full visibility into the budget planning underway at the Defense Department and other agencies in order to avoid any window of confusion or catch-up that our adversaries may try to exploit.”



Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-trump-obstruction/2020/12/28/d4dd6e7e-4925-11eb-839a-cf4ba7b7c48c_story.html

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Reply Biden accuses Trump appointees of obstructing transition on national security issues (Original post)
sabra Dec 2020 OP
intrepidity Dec 2020 #1
procon Dec 2020 #2
Beartracks Dec 2020 #4
yourmovemonkey Dec 2020 #8
mdbl Dec 2020 #27
PSPS Dec 2020 #3
Harker Dec 2020 #5
AZ8theist Dec 2020 #14
Harker Dec 2020 #22
bucolic_frolic Dec 2020 #6
AZ8theist Dec 2020 #15
Chainfire Dec 2020 #7
machoneman Dec 2020 #9
torius Dec 2020 #10
OMGWTF Dec 2020 #11
Marie Marie Dec 2020 #12
StClone Dec 2020 #16
judesedit Dec 2020 #13
AZ8theist Dec 2020 #17
ffr Dec 2020 #18
judesedit Dec 2020 #21
DENVERPOPS Dec 2020 #19
BadgerKid Dec 2020 #20
TigressDem Dec 2020 #23
electric_blue68 Dec 2020 #24
Skittles Dec 2020 #25
Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2020 #26

Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 04:44 PM

1. Remember this well, Joe, when the time comes

for him to face consequences for all these actions...

Don't forget, don't forgive.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 04:48 PM

2. Does anyone really think that Trump actually

Has any sort of policies that establish a "force posture around the world and our operations to deter our enemies"?

It's more like Trump has never put anything in place and the gaggle of unqualified ass kissers he put in charge are as inept as he is. The stalling and lack of co-operation is more likely part of a coverup to hide Trump's incompetence and t keep Biden from finding out just ow weak and vulnerable Trump has made the country while he fritters away his days plays golf.

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Response to procon (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 04:52 PM

4. This.

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Response to procon (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 05:57 PM

8. I think you hit the nail on the head there

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Response to procon (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 07:30 AM

27. He just does what Putin tells him to do

that is his whole foreign policy.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 04:49 PM

3. "to avoid any window of confusion or catch-up that our adversaries may try to exploit"

Especially since our country's primary adversary outside of the kremlin currently occupies the oval office.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 04:58 PM

5. What's new?

Trumpsky has been endangering the United States and everyone in and outside of it since he lied about defending the Constitution at his inauguration.

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Response to Harker (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 07:08 PM

14. He was a Russian stooge long long LONG before that..

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 09:37 PM

22. But he wasn't El Presidente...

More dangerous than ever.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 05:02 PM

6. Joe will need to clean house immediately

Can't have these Trump saboteurs on board the federal bureaucracy.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 07:08 PM

15. Revoke EVERY WH security clearance at 12:02

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 05:24 PM

7. Well, if we just left Trump in, he wouldn't need to know.

Maybe there is a lawsuit in there......Biden can't take over the Presidency because he hasn't been briefed on national security...

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 06:02 PM

9. All he needs to do now is tell the military staff your azz is grass unless.....

They, unlike the political appointees, will not lose their jos unless Commader in Chief hauls them up on charges.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 06:25 PM

10. Doubt Trump can read such long words nt

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 06:33 PM

11. Shitler is leaving the door wide open for anyone who wants to attack us.

Hanging is too good for him.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 06:41 PM

12. Can there be a bigger jerk on earth than Donald J Trump?

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 07:10 PM

16. Preface that with "World's Most Dangerous" Jerk

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 07:07 PM

13. They are part of the security breach. Trump is literally selling us out

I don't care what anyone says, the Hump and his ilk are traitors.

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Response to judesedit (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 07:10 PM

17. +100000

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Response to judesedit (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 07:29 PM

18. Because you know if the tables were turned, you know the Rs would have thrown

Obama or any democrat they put a lightning rod to in prison and thrown away the key WITHOUT due process. They would claim and maybe we should claim too, that it falls under the patriot act.

It's time to return fire in a hail so fierce they'll never serve up such traitors again.

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Response to ffr (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 08:41 PM

21. I must say, I agree.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 07:34 PM

19. my mind wonders

Is there something going on with the Intelligence being blocked and Some military briefings being blocked????????

Our military has also been reported to be moving B-52's and warships escorting a Cruise missle Sub into the gulf in the past week...

With everything else we have seen Trump and his sycophants do, I find myself worrying about everything at this point....

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 08:35 PM

20. Correct stance with clever wording

Trumps noncompliance can be construed as giving comfort to our enemies.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 11:27 PM

23. The sad truth is tRump really wasn't paying attention. Has been sleeping at the wheel.

There are probably boots on the ground doing their best to keep it all together, but the leadership at the top until Biden takes over is simply a spoiled rotten brat who can't be bothered to protect the people of the United States from a raging pandemic and couldn't care less what war is or isn't happening as long as it isn't tanking his ratings.


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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 11:47 PM

24. I know Biden "can't" do this publicly but...

Ghads...

I wish he'd go go ahead and yell something like -


"WHAT the Hell (or Fuck) are you doing, man?!!"

-SIGH-

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 03:42 AM

25. I'm sure Putin is loving this

maybe that's the point

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 04:34 AM

26. Should say, "Reports that..." Because, "Accuses..." sounds like, "Oh, those

bickering politicians, again." All because of the MSM's incessant both-sideserism. Hey WP, did individual B do what individual A said they did or nit?

How about you first, do some damn research. Then, if so, report that it happened, not that someone said it happened. If not, then report that, "Lying Republican X accused individual Y of doing such & such, but that didn't actually happen."

Duh.

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