According to CNN, Biden’s transition team said on the 18th local time that they did not agree to a two-week suspension with Pentagon officials during the “critical transfer of power” phase.
Earlier, Acting Secretary of Defense Miller said that both the Pentagon and Biden’s transition team agreed to make a two-week “holiday pause”.
“There is no consensus on the holiday break,” the executive director of the Biden Transition Team said the same day in response to the suspension of the U.S. Department of Defense’s transition work with the Biden team.
“We think briefings and other arrangements are important during this period, because there is no extra time.”
Miller previously acknowledged that the Pentagon postponed a series of meetings with Biden’s transition team scheduled for the 18th, saying that the meetings would be rescheduled after the holiday.