Elected President Joe Biden “Had received” intelligence briefings as opposed to what his transition team requirements, Member of the House Intelligence Committee ranked Devin nunes, R-California, told “Sunday morning futures“In an exclusive interview.
Transition spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters earlier this month that while much work can be done without access to government agencies, the president-elect and his team will benefit from intelligence briefings and real-time information from around the world.
Psaki raised concerns that there is currently no access to intelligence and threat assessments.
“With each passing day, it becomes more worrying that our national security team and the elected president and vice president do not have access to these threat assessments, intelligence, real-time information about our engagements around the world because you know you do not know what you do not know. And in order to prepare to govern, it is important that they have access to this information, ”she stressed.
On Sunday, Nunes disagreed with his claims, saying, “As far as I know, he [Biden] has received briefings since after the Democratic convention and the Republican convention. “
“Both presidential candidates are getting briefings, and this was the case four years ago when both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were briefing,” he continued. “And if you may remember, allegedly, allegedly, they actually used these briefings about Trump to actually spy on him. “
The Trump campaign has filed legal challenges in battlefield states like Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan, and it has called for a recount in two Wisconsin counties. Trump has reiterated unfounded allegations of fraud and that the election was “rigged.”
“This is a very close choice,” Nunes remarked. “It’s in Joe Biden’s best interest and his overlord Obama sitting a mile away White House… They should be the ones asking for every vote to be legally counted, because you have to remember that the Democrats were smashed in this election. ”
“They were destroyed at the state, local level, congress level and Senate level provided we win these two seats in Georgia, so this is a guy limping into the presidency, ”he continued. “He was the first guy to run a successful campaign from one cellar without actually going out and mingling with people. “
Georgia faces two Senate elections in January after two candidates were embarrassed for 50% of the votes that candidates must receive to win under state law. The results of the runoff choice will likely to determine whether Democrats or Republicans gain control of the Senate.
Fox News’ Tara Prindiville and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.