Pentagon spy agencies to meet Biden team after facing accusations of non-cooperation

WION Web Team
New Delhi Updated: Dec 06, 2020, 04:25 PM(IST)

Pentagon denied allegations that it was deliberately delaying commencement of the meetings Photograph:( WION Web Team )

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Pentagon was at the receiving end of allegations of non-cooperation in light of Donald Trump's continued reluctance for conceding elections and comprehensively co-operate with Joe Biden's transition team

 

Pentagon on Sunday said that officials of its intelligence agencies will begin meeting members of US President-elect Joe Biden's transition team. Pentagon denied allegations that it was deliberately delaying commencement of the meetings. Washington Post has published a report on December 4 saying that Trump administration did not allow Biden's team to meet intelligence officials and US Defence Department "rejected" or "did not approve" requests for the meeting.

Pentagon released a statement and denied the allegations and said that it was fully cooperating with the President-elect's team.

“The accusation by anonymous sources that DoD has not been fulfilling its commitment to professionally assist any of the Agency Review Teams is demonstrably false and patently insulting,” said the statement.

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In the immediate aftermath of the election results when it was amply clear that Biden had won, there was reluctance from Trump administration to co-operate in the transition process. It is a norm for the ourgoing administration to co-operate with the President-elect and his team so that power transfer takes place smoothly.
 

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