In the short term, the Biden transition team cannot access certain government funds, use office space or receive classified intelligence briefings without official recognition of Biden’s victory from a government agency called the General Services Administration. NPR’s Brian Naylor has reported on the delay.
At the Department of Justice, the top prosecutor in charge of election crimes, Richard Pilger, resigned from his position this week. A former DOJ colleague of Pilger’s, Justin Levitt, tells NPR that the department is enabling the president’s baseless claims of widespread election fraud.
And Washington Post columnist David Ignatius explains what might be happening at the Department of Defense, where Trump’s election denialism has coincided with a number of high-level firings and a debate over the release of classified information.
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