National Post (National Edition)



President-elect Joe Biden said on Monday many of America's security agencies had been “hollowed out” under President Donald Trump and the lack of informatio­n being provided to his transition team was irresponsi­ble. “We've encountere­d roadblocks from the political leadership at the Department of Defense and the Office of Management and Budget,” Biden said. “Right now we just aren't getting all of the informatio­n that we need from the outgoing administra­tion in key national security areas. It's nothing short, in my view, of irresponsi­bility.” Trump, a Republican, has refused to concede defeat and his administra­tion only authorized cooperatio­n with Biden on Nov. 23. Biden takes office on Jan. 20. Earlier this month, Biden's team said they had met resistance from some Pentagon officials.

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