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Pentagon denies report that cooperation with Biden's transition team has halted

Pentagon denies report that cooperation with Biden's transition team has halted
The Pentagon on Friday denied a news report that acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller has halted the department’s cooperation with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team.

Pentagon denies report that cooperation with Biden's transition team has halted WASHINGTON— The Pentagon on Friday denied a news report that acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller has halted the department’s cooperation with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team.The Pentagon issued a statement that the Defense Department continues to support the transition of power in line with the President Transition Act, the White House and Biden-Harris Transition Team Memorandum of Understanding, and DoD policy.However, Yohannes Abraham, the executive director of the Biden transition team, pushed back Friday on the Miller’s statement that the team had agreed to a pause.The department has not cancelled or declined interviews with the transition team, according to Miller, and he said he remains “committed to a full and transparent transition.

“The Department of Defense will continue to provide all required support to the agency review team to keep our nation and her citizens safe,” Miller said in a prepared statement.” In response to the report, Miller said in his statement that meetings scheduled for Friday are being rescheduled for after a “mutually agreed upon holiday pause, which begins tomorrow.

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