Pentagon blocked Biden’s intelligence transition team from meeting with agencies

The Trump administration preventedΒ President-elect Joe Biden’s transition teamΒ from meeting with its counterparts at Pentagon intelligence agencies this week, according to a former senior intelligence official familiar with intelligence transition discussions.The slowdown means theΒ Biden team has not yet been ableΒ to meet with officials from the military intelligence agencies within the Defense Department — including the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency — even as all other meetings by Biden review teams appear to be happening smoothly now after weeks of delay.

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