In addition to that little cognitive decline problem, Joe Biden has a couple of other small problems.
His plans are things that President Donald Trump has already done. He talks completely in platitudes (when he’s comprehensible). And he lies like he breathes. Heavily and badly.
Biden constantly lied during the campaign, even lying about what he said supposedly caused him to run, the president supposedly referring to Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville as “very fine people.” Trump of course never said that. But Biden never corrected his lie and social media organs like Twitter never flagged his many lies.
So naturally, knowing that he wouldn’t be called out by media in the main, he continues to do it, even now, to try to make the president look bad.
As we previously reported, Biden whined that he wasn’t getting sufficient transition information on our force posture around the world.
“My team needs a clear picture of our force posture around the world and our operations to deter our enemies. We need full visibility into the budget planning underway at the Defense Department and other agencies in order to avoid any window of confusion or catch up that our adversaries may try to exploit,” Biden said Monday during a speech in Wilmington, Delaware. “But as I said from the beginning, we have encountered roadblocks from the political leadership at the Department of Defense and the Office of Management and Budget. Right now, we just aren’t getting all the information that we need from the outgoing administration in key national security areas. It’s nothing short, in my view, of irresponsibility.”
But Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller shot down Biden’s claims, noting that they’d actually gotten more information than they’d even requested.
“The Department of Defense has conducted 164 interviews with over 400 officials, and provided over 5,000 pages of documents – far more than initially requested by Biden’s transition team,” Miller said in a statement. “DOD’s efforts already surpass those of recent administrations with over three weeks to go and we continue to schedule additional meetings for the remainder of the transition and answer any and all requests for information in our purview.
“Our DOD political and career officials have been working with the utmost professionalism to support transition activities in a compressed time schedule and they will continue to do so in a transparent and collegial manner that upholds the finest traditions of the Department,” the statement continued. “The American people expect nothing less and that is what I remain committed to.”
Perhaps more troubling than the lie which is concerning enough, is the possibility that the Biden team may have already leaked information out to media.
Fury at the Biden team among senior Pentagon officials escalated after the Washington Post published a story on Wednesday night revealing how much money would be saved if Biden halted construction of Trump’s border wall.
Trump officials blame the leak on the Biden transition team (Though, it should be noted, they have no evidence of this, and both reporters on the byline cover the Trump administration and have historically been prolific beneficiaries of leaks.)
That’s already problematic if they would use this time still to hurt the Trump administration. Given what the Democrats have already done over the last four years, it’s not hard to believe.