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Why did the Pentagon strip the @JFHQDC  (DCNG) Commander of his normal authority to dispatch troops to the ? @uscapitoly '>W @uscapitoly  did acting SecDef Miller issue a memo putting limits on DCNG on 1/4? Was involved in either? cc @WhiteHouse  @HouseJudDems 

🚨UPDATE >> Acting Capitol Police ChiefCongressional Testimony: • It took an HOUR for the Capitol Police Board to authorize use of National Guard... • Which spreads blame of slow action from the Pentagon, back to Capitol law enforcement itself. #CapitolRiots  @wusa9  @CBSNews 

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Biden’s team denies Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller’s request for transition space at the Pentagon after he leaves office on Wednesday, a courtesy normally extended at the Defense Department

Scoop: Biden’s team denies acting Defense Sec Christopher Miller’s request for transition space at the Pentagon after he leaves office tomorrow, a courtesy normally extended at the Defense Dept, @nwadhams  reports

Defense official confirms to me incoming Austin Pentagon team denied office space, resources to departing acting Secretary Miller:

David Norquist, a Pentagon mainstay throughout former President Donald Trump’s term, was sworn in Wednesday as the acting defense secretary, taking over the Defense Department's top position until a permanent choice is approved by Congress.

Joe Biden’s team denied Acting Defense Secretary Miller’s request for transition space at the Pentagon after he leaves office, a courtesy normally extended at the Defense Department.

No indication of insider threat before inauguration, says acting Pentagon chief

No indication of insider threat before inauguration, says acting Pentagon chief

The acting Pentagon chief said the FBI is assisting the U.S. military in vetting more than 25,000 National Guard troops being deployed to assist in protecting the Capitol around President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration for potential security concerns.

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Kash Patel, new chief of staff to Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller, returns to DC early from Asia trip with Miller. Pentagon won’t say why he was called back abruptly.

SCOOP w @mikeallen  : Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller ordered a Pentagon-wide halt to cooperation with the transition of President-elect Biden, shocking officials across the Defense Department, senior administration officials tell Axios.

Why did Acting Secretary of Defense halt Biden Pentagon transition?

Biden DoD transition team needs written approval from Kash Patel, the new Acting Defense Secretary's chief of staff - on the job for 3 weeks - or political appointee Tom Muir to speak with anyone at Pentagon, multiple sources tell Fox, an effort to stymie transition, intimidate.

Just moments after the Acting Defense Secretary announced US troop withdrawals, 4 rockets were fired at the US Embassy in Baghdad. US officials were ordered to shelters. Many here at the Pentagon warned troop withdrawals could tempt the Shia militias to test US resolve.

Pentagon refusing to answer why Deputy Secretary Norquist isn’t the acting defense secretary, as the law seem to unambiguously require. Won’t even answer if Norquist still has his job.

Aaaaaaand the Pentagon just made Michael Flynn aide Ezra Cohen-Watnick acting undersecretary for intelligence.

NEWS: President Trump has upended the federal panel overseeing the $2 trillion coronavirus law -- removing the Pentagon inspector general who was supposed to oversee it and naming a new acting replacement. Story w @connorobrienNH  coming.

Pentagon recommends requiring women to register for the draft. Something tells me Ivanka’s bone spurs just started acting up.

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