The tension between the Trump administration and President-elect Joe Biden’s team spilled out into the open on Friday, as officials traded accusations over the status of a series of Defense Department transition meetings that a Biden spokesperson called “invaluable” for national security.
Biden spokesperson Yohannes Abraham directly contradicted acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller’s claims that the two teams “mutually agreed” to pause the interviews until after the holiday, after Axios reported that Miller had abruptly ordered a department-wide halt to cooperation with the transition team.
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BREAKING: Trump’s Acting, sycophant Defense Secretary Christopher Miller has ordered Pentagon officials to stop cooperation with Biden’s transition team, in order to sabotage his presidency before it even starts.#TraitorTrumphttps://t.co/HZ1dwc0p76
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) December 18, 2020
SCOOP w @mikeallen : 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. https://t.co/swM0wx2GN8
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) December 18, 2020