Biden moves forward without help from Trump's intel team
WASHINGTON (AP) – In 2000, President Bill Clinton agreed to authorize the President's rally in limbo.
George W. Bush read the nation's most sensitive intelligence in a deeply classified regular brief.
The Democrat was Clinton, and Republican Bush was being hunted by his vice president, al Gore.
For eight years Gore had been reading the president's Regular Brief; Clinton wanted to place Bush in the fold if he prevailed – and did that.
Clinton has not been guided by President Donald Trump.
In contesting the results this year, the President-elect Joe Biden was not able to lay his eyes on the brief.
Global security and intelligence analysts hope Trump shifts his mind and quote the need for Day One to train the new president thoroughly to cope with all national security concerns.
The former Republican Rep. Michigan Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said, "Our enemies aren't waiting for the transition."
"The President's Regular Brief should be received by Joe Biden from today.
He should be informed of the current risks and start preparing accordingly.
It's not politics; it's national defense.
During an American presidential change, US opponents will profit from the region, and when they reach the Oval Office, main international concerns would be carried by Biden.
Among them: If Trump does not extend or sign a new nuclear weapons deal with Russia by the day of inauguration, Biden would have just 16 days to operate in two of the world's biggest nuclear arsenals before the expiry of the last remaining treaty.
Probably American Spies have been squeezed in the talks regarding Russian redlines or about arms, which they just try to keep out of the Treaty.
This is the kind of material in the PDB, a regular overview of the presidents since 1946 of high-level, confidential information and commentary on national security concerns.
The Office of the National Intelligence Director with knowledge from CIA and other departments is organized and delivered.
Every President is tailored to make brief summaries or lengthy paper or electronically papers, according to whether orals or written submissions are preferred or both.
Accessing the PDB may also allow Biden to create a potential reaction in North Korea which, immediately before or after new leaders, has a background in shooting rockets or performing nuclear tests.
Biden has several decades of expertise in international relations and national security but he undoubtedly did not think about the latest about how Iran has returned to uranium mining or Russia , China and Iran 's successful cyber assault operations.
Hong Kong is being heated by China's crackdown.
And while curbed, the danger faced by Islamic extremism persists.
The sense of the gap in entry to the PDB is played down by Biden.
"The PDB might obviously be helpful, but it doesn't.
Now I'm not the president sitting, "said Biden Tuesday.
On this or any other matter, he did not address a query as to whether he might try to reach out to Trump himself, simply saying, "Sir.
I look forward to talking to you, Chief.
He was requested as quickly as possible if Trump didn't approve the race, to gain access to confidential details.
"Look, it is handy to view confidential records.
But I'm not willing to decide anyway on those topics, "said Biden.
"A chairman at a moment, like I said.
Until January 20, he'll be the Ruler.
It'd be good to have, but it doesn't matter.
Biden understands the PDB, he read it as Vice President for eight years.
Yet risks are continually evolving and his need for Trump to get an eye on the security brief is becoming more important as the opening day progresses.
Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., expected that it would quickly be settled if Biden would have access to the intelligence analysis.
"I have already begun active in this field . ... And if it doesn't change before Friday, I'm going to move in to press to claim that has to happen, and that citizens should be ready for this challenge regardless of the outcomes of the elections," Lankford said Wednesday at KRMG in Tulsa , Oklahoma.
He said that Kamala Harris, Vice President Elect, should get briefs, which shouldn't be a concern, since as a member of Senate intelligence committee, she still has security clearances.
Although the Bush team had access to the security brief in 2000, an electoral paper postponed the Bush team's access to government departments and services by more than five weeks. Biden skipped everything: Biden could not access the PDB, agencies or government resources more than a week in his transformation to support him plan for the mission.
John Podesta, White House Chief of Staff at Clinton, and Bush Chief of Staff, Andrew Card, wrote this week at a joint editorial in The Washington Post, "President-elect Joe Biden and his Transition Team should not be exposed to similar delay.
'Several months after Bush 's opening, two planes crashed into the World Trade Center and killed almost 3,000 Americans.' "What a delayed change we have learned is a serious expense."
The 9/11 study by the Commission on 11 Sept, 2001, warns that there would be risk in slow-moving presidential transition work in general, not only in an intelligence piece. The Bush administration did not have its deputy cabinet officers until spring, 2001.
For the time being John Ratcliffe, National Director of Intelligence, confirms that negotiations with the Biden Transition Team can not continue before a transitional phase is underway by a federal government department, which the Trump administration is blocking.
The office, which manages more than a dozen U.S. security departments, has said that it has to comply with the Act on the Presidential Transfer, which first allows the Government of the Services General to determine the winner of the election, which Trump is contesting.
Presidential nominee President Harry S. Truman had been approving these two candidates for all sides, because President Harry S. Truman was angry that he wasn't learning of the U.S' plans to build the nuclear weapon until 12 days after becoming president.
"That's a really significant practice and I worry it doesn't continue," said Denis McDonough, former Chief of Staff of the White House under the Obama regime who overseeed the 2017 transition. "It's an important tradition.
Since he became the Democratic presidential candidate, Biden began collecting those more general intelligence briefs, but it is uncertain whether or not he is yet having those.
This article was sponsored by the associated press authors Aamer Madhani and Will Weissert in Wilmington, Delaware.