A stack of messages from foreign leaders to President-elect Joe Biden are sitting at the State Department but the Trump administration is preventing him from accessing them, according to State Department officials familiar with the messages.
Traditionally, the State Department supports all communications for the President-elect, which is why many countries began sending messages to State over the weekend.
But with Biden prohibited from accessing State Department resources by the Trump administration, because President Donald Trump refuses to accept Biden’s victory, dozens of incoming messages have not been received.
“Foreign leaders have begun to figure out that State cannot get them in touch with the President-elect and their teams have reached out to former Obama-era diplomats for their assistance on how to send congratulatory messages to Biden’s team…”https://t.co/lmMx5ploVW
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) November 12, 2020
The State Department won’t give world leaders’ messages to President-elect Biden under orders from the White House: report https://t.co/0zrEvnPJ6L
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) November 12, 202