For more than a month, the Biden team pressed to attend meetings that offered “real-time information on production and distribution of vaccine” — important details for the president-elect’s advisers debating ways to bring the pandemic under control, said a transition official.
A Biden transition official said the Defense Department has continued to “deny and delay” meetings, saying there had been “no substantial progress” since the President-elect’s team complained about the department’s cooperation earlier this month.
Pentagon says transition meetings will resume after holidays; Biden team demands immediate restart
President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team said it was informed that meetings with the Department of Defense were being put on hold. The Pentagon says it wanted a "pause" for the holidays.
Pentagon pushes back on reports that Biden Harris transition team being slowed from meeting with DOD officials; says 47 meetings slated for next week including with intell agencies overseen by DOD.