Biden Team Says It's Facing 'Pockets of Resistance' in Transition

Government Executive: The Biden transition team is encountering some pushback from Trump administration officials as it deploys its staff to agencies across government, with political appointees allegedly interfering with the best efforts of career employees.

The roadblocks came to a head at the Defense Department on Friday, where acting Secretary Chris Miller said he and Biden’s agency review team had decided to institute a “mutually-agreed upon holiday pause” on all meetings through Jan. 1. Biden officials quickly shot back that it had not made any such agreement and the Pentagon was just one of many parts of the government in which Trump officials had resisted transition efforts.

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