President-elect Joe Biden will start to get the nation’s most labeled intelligence after the White House signed off Tuesday on offering him the Presidential Daily Briefing as the transition moves forward.
The incoming president getting access to the top-secret briefing is essentially the most high-profile a part of the transition and seen as key to the orderly switch of presidential tasks to a brand new chief.
All authorities businesses are actually taking part in briefings a day after the President Donald Trump’s administration has formally acknowledged Biden probably gained — even as the president himself has not but conceded, a transition official mentioned on situation of anonymity.
An intelligence official mentioned the Biden crew would meet with present intelligence officers Monday to assessment additional particulars of the transition.
Biden had been receiving intelligence briefings as a presidential candidate, as a part of a longstanding custom to ease the transition of energy. But Trump’s refusal to concede the presidential race sophisticated Biden’s potential to obtain the extra delicate presidential briefing earlier than the General Services Administration formally acknowledged Biden as the winner Monday.
Trump’s resolution to permit Biden to get the top-secret info got here on the identical day the president-elect formally introduced key members of his nationwide safety crew. They embrace Avril Haines, a former high CIA official who Biden will nominate to serve as the Director of National Intelligence.