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NBC News 22 Nov 2020

Full Cedric Richmond: Biden Transition 'Should Have Access To Everything ... We're Supposed To'


In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), Incoming Director, White House Office of Public Engagement, talks about the Trump administration's resistance to acknowledge their electoral loss.

Joe Biden says he and President Donald Trump "shouldn't have a debate" if he still has COVID-19. Biden said Tuesday that he's "looking forward to being able to debate him" but said they need to "follow very strict guidelines." (Oct. 6)
President-elect Joe BIden's transition team held a press conference Friday as the Trump administration continues to impede Biden's access to intelligence briefings. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe joined CBSN with the latest on the transition process.
President-elect Joe Biden is calling on the federal government's General Services Administration to authorize his presidential transition despite pushback from President Trump. Without this authorization, Mr. Biden doesn't have access to information or resources that he needs before he takes office in January. Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, a senior research director for the White House Transition Project and a senior fellow at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss.
Former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta says the as long as the Biden transition team is denied access "to the budget numbers at OMB, to the access to the experts at CDC and FDA, they're hobbled. And that's almost criminal." Aired on 11/16/2020.

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