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‘Really quite shocking’: Inside the ugly
transition at the Pentagon

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Posted By: earlybird, 1/20/2021 1:57:22 PM

The Pentagon blocked members of President Joe Biden’s incoming administration from gaining access to critical information about current operations, including the troop drawdown in Afghanistan, upcoming special operations missions in Africa and the Covid-19 vaccine distribution program, according to new details provided by transition and defense officials. (Snip)Transition “personnel are not government employees and thus limited to some extent on what they can receive,” Gough said. “Membership on a transition team alone is not a license to access confidential, privileged or classified government information.”

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The article goes on to explain in simple terms why these relative outsiders, with no clearances, could not be given the information they sought on special ops and other sensitive areas. Besides, the election’s outcome was in doubt right up until almost the 11th hour before the inauguration. Liberals are not very bright - or just stubborn and arrogant. Or both.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 1/20/2021 2:01:23 PM (No. 667841)
Kudos to those who followed the rules. And, thank you.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Borderboy 1/20/2021 2:04:14 PM (No. 667846)
Standard NTK procedures. Good to see it held. Not likely so with the incoming administration.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 1/20/2021 2:07:36 PM (No. 667852)
Screw these pukes. "Need to know" basis means just that, and some punk from Traitor Joe's crooked staff has no need to know anything.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Maggie2u 1/20/2021 2:12:33 PM (No. 667862)
O.K. so you're a month late with giving the Chinese communists classified information. I'm sure they'll take that into consideration and not dock your bribe by too much.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bighambone 1/20/2021 2:33:31 PM (No. 667893)
Baloney, those Biden transition Representatives did not have the government security clearances necessary to access classified information. So the law and regulations required that they be denied access to classified information. The truth be known, unless they now have such clearances they are still being denied access to classified information. Remember what the Democrats have been saying, nobody is above the law.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 1/20/2021 2:44:39 PM (No. 667907)
The Pentagon knows that these guys are screwups of the first order and can’t be trusted with with anything.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: hershey 1/20/2021 2:51:23 PM (No. 667916)
Well at least something won't get to the Chicoms, at least for now...
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Nimby 1/20/2021 2:57:33 PM (No. 667925)
FTA ..." is unprecedented in modern presidential transitions and will hobble the new administration on key national security matters as it takes over positions in the Defense Department on Wednesday, the officials said". LOLLOLOLLOL!! How soon they forget about COLLUSION, IMPEACHMENT, RESIST and on and on....
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Reply 9 - Posted by: anniebc 1/20/2021 3:01:42 PM (No. 667931)
Maybe the Pentagon believes in voter fraud. It's a shame that the incoming cheating devils don't believe they need security clearances like the little people.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: chance_232 1/20/2021 3:21:13 PM (No. 667942)
Did the Whitehouse staff remove all of the J's from the keyboards? If not, then I don't care.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rama41 1/20/2021 3:25:55 PM (No. 667949)
“Defense has traditionally been a bipartisan business ..." right. tell me about it. Iran. Benghazi....
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Reply 12 - Posted by: hisself 1/20/2021 4:50:25 PM (No. 668042)
Fake News!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 1/20/2021 5:07:00 PM (No. 668072)
Hopefully this will be the case across the whole swamp, the snakes do not trust the alligators and the mosquitoes bite the dung beetles. Insulting the National Guard did not go over well at the Pentagon.
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