Biden to Get First Presidential Daily Briefing Soon, Campaign Says

November 25, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will receive his first presidential daily briefing next week, his campaign said Nov. 25.

“We’re working with DNI and the White House” on Biden and vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on the briefings, Biden spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters in a virtual press conference.

“We expect the first briefing to take place on Monday [Nov. 30].”

A spokesperson for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) told The Epoch Times on Nov. 11 that Biden’s transition team wasn’t receiving intelligence briefings because officials were waiting for ascertainment of an election victory from the General Services Administration.

GSA Administrator Emily Murphy on Nov. 23 said in a letter to Biden that she was making resources and services available to his team because of recent developments involving the certifications of election results in various states.

An ODNI spokesperson told news outlets on Nov. 24 that the White House approved providing the presidential daily briefing “as part of the support to the transition.”

The office didn’t immediately respond to a request by The Epoch Times for details.

Biden told NBC in an interview released this week that his team is working on setting up meetings with health officials and intelligence officials.

“The outreach has been sincere. It’s not been begrudging so far, and I don’t expect it to be,” he said.

The daily brief would be “starting very shortly,” possibly as soon as Nov. 25, Biden added.

Biden and his campaign have declared victory in the 2020 election, asserting results show he secured enough electoral votes. Trump and his campaign say legal battles playing out in battleground states mean that he could still win a second term.

The Epoch Times will not declare a winner of the 2020 presidential election until all results are certified and any legal challenges are resolved.

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