Biden to start receiving labeled Presidential Each day Briefings
Vice President Joe Biden appears on as U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif within the Oval Workplace of the White Home in Washington October 22, 2015.
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WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden will start receiving the labeled Presidential Each day Briefing, a spokesman for the Workplace of the Director of Nationwide Intelligence confirmed to NBC Information Tuesday.
“Following the statutory path of the Presidential Transition Act, ODNI will present requested help to the transition crew,” mentioned the spokesman. “This afternoon the White Home accredited ODNI to maneuver ahead with offering the PDB as a part of the help to the transition.”
The PDB, because the briefing is understood, is each a statutory requirement and a ceremony of passage for presidents-elect. It is step one in direction of the switch of duty for the nation’s most delicate nationwide safety secrets and techniques from one presidential administration to the following.
Usually, presidents-elect start to obtain the PDB inside days of profitable the election. However this 12 months, President Donald Trump’s refusal to simply accept his defeat was manifested in an almost three-week delay of the beginning of the formal transition course of.
Trump solely agreed to authorize the beginning of the transition course of late Monday, whereas nonetheless falsely insisting that the election was nonetheless undecided and persevering with to litigate the leads to a number of states.
“What does GSA being allowed to preliminarily work with the Dems should do with persevering with to pursue our numerous circumstances on what is going to go down as essentially the most corrupt election in American political historical past?” Trump tweeted Monday night time. “We’re shifting full velocity forward. Won’t ever concede to faux ballots & ‘Dominion’,” he added, referring to baseless conspiracy theories.