Pentagon Suddenly Stops Biden Transition Defense Briefings, Biden Team Caught Off-Guard

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According to the latest report from AXIOS, Pentagon abruptly stopped the Biden transition defense briefings on Friday, which shocked the Biden team.

AXIOS reported:

Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller ordered a Pentagon-wide halt to cooperation with the transition of President-elect Biden, shocking officials across the Defense Department, senior administration officials tell Axios.

Behind the scenes: A top Biden official was unaware of the directive. Administration officials left open the possibility cooperation would resume after a holiday pause. The officials were unsure what prompted Miller’s action, or whether President Trump approved.

Why it matters: Miller’s move, which stunned officials throughout the Pentagon, was the biggest eruption yet of animus and mistrust toward the Biden team from the top level of the Trump administration.

What happened: Meetings between President Trump’s team and the Biden team are going on throughout the government, after a delayed start as the administration dragged its feet on officially recognizing Biden as president-elect.

Then on Thursday night, Miller — who was appointed Nov. 9, when Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper right after the election — ordered officials throughout the building to cancel scheduled transition meetings.

WATCH:

Immediately after the electoral vote on Monday, wherein Joe Biden received enough electoral votes to assume the presidency over President Trump, the latter stormed Twitter with tweets about the 2020 election fraud.

“Tremendous problems being found with voting machines. They are so far off it is ridiculous,” reads Trump’s tweet . “This is not what the USA is all about. Law enforcement shielding machines. DO NOT TAMPER, a crime. Much more to come!”

“68% error rate in Michigan Voting Machines. Should be, by law, a tiny percentage of one percent. Did Michigan Secretary of State break the law?” he added in a follow-up tweet. “Stay tuned!”