Whereas we’re extraordinarily lucky that Mr. Biden will be the most skilled president-elect ever to take workplace and brings with him a deep bench of extremely certified, educated specialists, the Trump administration’s continued refusal to execute a accountable transition places our nationwide safety in danger. With out entry to essential risk info, no incoming crew can counter what it could actually’t see coming.
If, as we speak, the Trump administration is monitoring potential or precise threats — for example, Russian bounties on American troopers, a deliberate terrorist assault on an embassy, a dangerously mutated coronavirus, or Iranian and North Korean provocations — however fails to share this info in a well timed vogue with the Biden-Harris crew, it might price us dearly when it comes to American lives.
I’d counsel one motive the Trump individuals are denying Biden’s crew entry to high-level intelligence so long as they probably can with respect to the three most predominant points (nationwide safety, the pandemic, and the financial system): There are nearly no insurance policies put in place by the present administration to handle any of those issues in any significant, substantive approach.
I imagine that after Biden’s crew does acquire entry to what’s occurring from an inner perspective, they will be appalled on the diploma of inaction and wholesale lack of any efforts in anyway to handle these challenges. They’ll discover as an alternative a community of utter incompetence and indifference to planning, technique or coverage, staggering in its depth, and the Trump folks know this. They’ll discover safety threats and intel festering, ignored, or shunted apart in favor of groveling to Trump’s each chimerical whim. They’ll discover communications from our abroad allies to have shriveled into nothingness, and our intelligence providers put in danger, if not wholly ignored. They’ll discover corruption, graft, kickbacks and politicization to have fully changed nationwide safety coverage.
They’ll discover solely token measures carried out with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic, and all of these measures redounding to the Trump household’s private coffers and the pursuits of these nonetheless employed inside the highest stage of the administration. They’ll discover no coherent insurance policies, plans, or measures in place to handle the financial calamity going through tens of hundreds of thousands of People, and they’re going to discover our nationwide safety equipment on the cusp of catastrophe, with solely half-baked plans geared much less to fulfill the pursuits and security of Americans than to meet the wishlists of international adversaries.
The Trump folks know that is what they’re on observe to depart behind for the Biden folks, which is why they’re very busy proper now, deleting or destroying as a lot info as they’ll. They’re attempting to stave off the horror they know will ensue when Biden’s crew features entry and finds out what actually has—and hasn’t—been happening.
Trump’s minions know the dam is about to interrupt and an enormous cesspool is ready, and so they search solely to delay the inevitable—and canopy their tracks.
Editor’s Be aware: This headline has been modified for clarification.