December 29, 2020

Transition mistrust: Roadblocks on troops, cyber hack and budgets

Featuring Richard Fontaine

Source: CNN

Journalists Kevin Liptak, Nicole Gaouette, Jim Sciutto, MJ Lee

President-elect Joe Biden's explosive allegation this week that the outgoing Trump administration is throwing up "roadblocks" on key national security matters was a low-point for a transition plagued by mistrust, overseen by a sitting President uninterested in facilitating a smooth transfer of power.

Afterward, Trump administration officials insisted Biden was stretching the truth when he said during remarks Monday that members of his team "just aren't getting all the information that we need." Those officials cited dozens of transition meetings that have occurred since the process officially began last month after a lengthy delay.

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Authors

  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He served as President of CNAS from 2012-19 and as Senior Advisor and Senior ...