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Former GOP congressman calls for Biden to receive presidential briefings

Former GOP congressman calls for Biden to receive presidential briefings
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Former Rep. Mike RogersMichael (Mike) Dennis RogersFormer GOP congressman calls for Biden to receive presidential briefings Democrats slam DHS chief for defying subpoena for testimony on worldwide threats Remembering 9/11 as we evaluate today's emerging threats MORE (R-Mich.) called for the Trump administration to give President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden team wants to understand Trump effort to 'hollow out government agencies' Overnight Defense: Trump transgender ban 'inflicts concrete harms,' study says | China objects to US admiral's Taiwan visit Protect our world: How the Biden administration can save lives and economies worldwide MORE the presidential daily briefings as the White House continues to stonewall the former vice president while contesting the results of Tuesday's election.

“Our adversaries aren't waiting for the transition to take place. @JoeBiden should receive the President's Daily Brief (PDB) starting today,” Rogers, former chair of the House Intelligence Committee, tweeted Tuesday. “He needs to know what the latest threats are & begin to plan accordingly. This isn't about politics; this is about national security.”

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Rogers’s tweet comes as the White House and most prominent Congressional Republicans have refused to acknowledge Biden as president-elect. The General Services Administration has not signed off on transition funds and resources for Biden’s transition team, and on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoOvernight Defense: Trump transgender ban 'inflicts concrete harms,' study says | China objects to US admiral's Taiwan visit King of Jordan becomes first Arab leader to speak with President-elect Biden Central Asia is changing: the Biden administration should pay close attention MORE suggested to reporters that the administration would “transition to a second Trump administration.”

A handful of Republican senators have acknowledged the Biden victory, including Sens. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyWhoopi Goldberg blasts Republicans not speaking against Trump: 'This is an attempted coup' GSA offers to brief Congress next week on presidential transition Democrats brush off calls for Biden to play hardball on Cabinet picks MORE (Utah), Ben SasseBen SasseWhoopi Goldberg blasts Republicans not speaking against Trump: 'This is an attempted coup' Hogan 'embarrassed that more people' in the GOP 'aren't speaking up' against Trump Democrats gear up for last oversight showdown with Trump MORE (Neb.) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiWhoopi Goldberg blasts Republicans not speaking against Trump: 'This is an attempted coup' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Calls mount to start transition as Biden readies Cabinet picks Murkowski calls on Trump to begin transition process, decries 'pressure campaign on state legislators' MORE (Alaska).

Several former Republican members of Congress also signed a statement this week calling on President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden team wants to understand Trump effort to 'hollow out government agencies' Trump's remaking of the judicial system Overnight Defense: Trump transgender ban 'inflicts concrete harms,' study says | China objects to US admiral's Taiwan visit MORE to accept the results of the election, including former Reps. Tom Coleman (Mo.), Susan Molinari (N.Y.), Jim Greenwood (Pa.), Jim Kolbe (Ariz.), Chris Shays (Conn.), Mickey Edwards (Okla.), Dick Zimmer (N.J.), Jim Walsh (N.Y.), Ray LaHood (Ill.), Peter Smith (Vt.), Steve Bartlett (Texas), Charlie DentCharles (Charlie) Wieder DentThe magnificent moderation of Susan Collins The Hill's Morning Report - ObamaCare front and center; transition standoff continues Republicans who could serve in a Biden government MORE (Pa.), Scott Klug (Wis.), John LeBoutillier (N.Y.), Doug Bereuter (Neb.), Deborah Pryce (Ohio), Charles Djou (Hawaii), Bob Inglis (S.C.), Alan Steelman (Texas), Steve Kuykendall (Calif.), Connie Morella (Md.), Wayne Gilchrest (Md.), Bob Bauman (Md.), Mike Parker (Miss.), Tim Petri (Wis.), Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockFormer GOP congressman calls for Biden to receive presidential briefings Former GOP lawmakers call on Trump to accept election results Live coverage: House holds third day of public impeachment hearings MORE (Va.), Carlos CurbeloCarlos Luis CurbeloHouse Hispanic Republicans welcome four new members House adjusts format for dinner with new members after criticism Former GOP congressman calls for Biden to receive presidential briefings MORE (Fla.), Jack Quinn (N.Y.) and Jim Leach (Iowa).