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Politics Biden to receive first daily presidential briefing on Monday

19:20  25 november  2020
19:20  25 november  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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President -elect Joe Biden will begin receiving the classified presidential daily briefing , a spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirmed to NBC News. The intelligence briefing is a concrete step toward transferring responsibility for U.S. national security from a president to his

President Trump has approved President -elect Joe Biden to receive classified presidential daily Biden objected in recent weeks to being blocked from the classified briefings , though Vice It’s unclear when the first briefing for Biden will occur. Although Trump has not conceded the Nov. The White House budget office on Monday night signed off on apportionment of funds for Biden transition

Joe Biden is set to receive his first presidential daily briefing (PDB) as president-elect on Monday, according to his transition team.

Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Biden to receive first daily presidential briefing on Monday © The Hill Biden to receive first daily presidential briefing on Monday

Biden transition spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters the news during a call on Wednesday after a spokesperson for the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) announced on Tuesday that the White House had granted the ODNI permission to give Biden the PBD as apart of the transition process.

The document is a written summary of high-level intelligence that the president receives on a daily basis.

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President -elect Joe Biden will begin to get the nation’s most classified intelligence after the White House signed off Tuesday on providing him the Presidential Daily Briefing as the transition moves forward after a three-week delay. The incoming president getting access to the top-secret briefing is

Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email. As president -elect Biden introduced his top team at an event yesterday, vice president -elect Kamala Harris said: “When Joe asked me to be his running mate, he told me about his commitment to making sure we selected a cabinet that looks

While President Trump has yet to concede and continues to challenge the results of this month's election in court, his approval was necessary in order for Biden to receive the daily report.

The General Services Administration (GSA) told Biden on Monday that the Trump administration was ready to begin the transition process, weeks after Biden was projected to win the general election. ODNI had been waiting for GSA to acknowledge Biden's win before giving him intelligence reports, though it was not necessary to do so.

"Following the statutory direction of the Presidential Transition Act, ODNI will provide requested support to the transition team," the ODNI spokesperson said.

It is unclear whether Biden and Trump will meet during the process, which is typical for presidential transition processes. Biden spokeswoman Kate Beddingfield said it is not "mission-critical" for the two to meet during the period, though the former vice president said Tuesday he'd be happy to meet with Trump "if he asked."

"We do not feel that it is necessary for President-elect Biden to speak with President Trump in order to get that information," Beddingfield said. "We believe that we've been getting the information that our teams need. Certainly should President Trump want to speak with President-elect Biden, then that's something we'd work out in the future."

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