Nov. 22, 2020, 7:57 p.m.
Washington,(Diksha Kumari): The results of the presidential election are over fortnight. But Donald Trump isn’t able to hand over. Joe Biden has received 306 electoral votes. When Trump received an equivalent number of votes in 2016, he called it an awesome majority. Now they’re not only rejecting the results, but also are jeopardizing American security interests. Not willing to transfer power. Intelligence briefing isn’t being given to Biden and Kamala Harris. Overall, the atmosphere which Trump is creating with his stubbornness is not really a good sign for America.
The tradition has broken
CNN has released a report on the matter. According to the report, the transfer of power within the US begins immediately after the election results. Biden has already formed a team. But, forced by Trump’s order, officers are not able to send information to them.
That is the president who is the Commander in Chief of the military. He begins to tend in-depth information about extremely sensitive cases about two months before he sits within the Oval Office of the White House. In this kind of situation, the absence of intelligence briefing is till now like messing with America’s security interests.
The Committee on Intelligence Briefing
usually gives information to a committee of the Intelligence Agencies Senate.
However, highly sensitive and highly confidential intelligence briefing reaches only the president and a few special people. So far, Trump has not ordered the Director of National Intelligence to tell Biden about intelligence matters. The danger with this is often that when Biden becomes president, he might not be ready to take immediate decisions.
David, who took command of the CIA during the era of Bill Clinton and George Bush, says – “it is a dangerous situation for the country”. The country may need to bear the brunt of this.
The only good thing is that
Biden has been the Vice President for 8 years. So, they seriously understand the nuances of the intelligence and administration briefing. One good thing with Kamala Harris is that she is a member of the Intelligence Committee of the Senate. Biden said- the great thing on behalf of me is that my colleague Kamala Harris has an intelligence briefing. It is very likely that in the week the overall Administration will begin the transition and Biden will then be legally forced to conduct an intelligence briefing. An advisor from Biden said – The country and its security are above all kinds of politics. Trump must understand this.
Not listening to her own lawmakers, Trump
, senior senator of the Republican Party and Trump’s aide Lindsay Graham, said – I clearly believe that Biden should get an intelligence briefing every now and then. Ann Jeffers, the director of Mason University of National Security and her advisor during the Bush era, says that – “Trump is doing a lot wrong”. However, this should not happen. Except all things, the national security is at the top. Politics is in its place but, for the primary time in my career, I’m seeing this sort of situation, and am very worried. But the officers also known to be confident what is going on and what they must do.
Take a Lesson from 9/11 Trump
invaded the US in the 9/11 attacks in 2001. The committee formed to research this also gave information about number of defects of the administration.
The committee says that- “the delay in transition in 2000 was also the reason for the attack”. Due to the recommendations of this committee, it had been later decided that the work associated with the transfer of power would be started immediately after the election. However, Trump isn’t able to believe it either. FBI clearance will also be necessary for appointments. It has already been delayed.