The delays have been occurring since earlier than Christmas, and now Biden’s calling it “nothing quick” of “irresponsibility.” He is additionally ensuring to pin the blame squarely on “political management” whereas nonetheless praising the cooperation of profession officers.
If Donald Trump, who’s at this level within the throes of full-on delusion over his election loss, refuses to acknowledge the legitimacy of the subsequent president, that’s his personal drawback. For Trump appointees to take motion to willfully block the subsequent president from acquiring details about the nation’s present nationwide safety considerations, nevertheless, but once more crosses over into nationwide betrayal. It’s unquestionable that the delay in transferring nationwide safety data could impede the subsequent administration’s potential to reply to disaster. For Protection Division hacks, particularly, to bury nationwide safety wants below these of Trump’s personal ego is unforgivable.
The Washington Put up stories that after Protection Division claims that the Biden workforce had agreed to place off all transition conferences till after the vacations, which the Biden workforce calls a lie and which when coping with nationwide safety considerations looks like an implausible stance to start with, there have been no transition conferences since Dec.18.
At this level merely firing these authoritarian-minded little pissants appears inadequate. Even when Donald Trump can’t muster an oz. of integrity or pretended-at management, that doesn’t excuse the employees which have helped him corrupt our authorities on his personal behalf.
It’s most certainly that these strikes are mere petty tweaking from Trump political hires who don’t significantly care if their strikes do or don’t hurt nationwide safety. That has been the way in which of issues since lengthy earlier than impeachment, and has been an ironclad rule ever since.
However it’s also attainable that the resistance from the Protection Division, particularly, is an intentional effort to cover attainable Trump-ordered actions in his final days in workplace. We’re coping with a person who at this level is deep within the throes of rage and would-be sabotage. It might not be implausible for Trump to order an assault on Iran with the specific intent to foment a navy battle with the nation within the first days of Biden’s presidency. It might not be implausible for Trump’s loyalist hacks—keep in mind, he has in latest months cleaned out Pentagon management and elevated sycophants, a part of one more purge that noticed even the ultra-reliable toady William Barr expelled for inadequate corruption—to be hiding any variety of different last-minute schemes from the incoming administration.
Who is aware of. Due to a seemingly never-ending checklist of Republican go-alongs, we could also be in for not less than yet another corrupt and nation-betraying shock earlier than Trump lastly flees.