President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will begin to receive their classified intelligence briefing on Monday, now that the General Services Administration has signed off on the formal transition process, a Biden spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
“As you may have also heard, we are working with ODNI and the White House on the President’s Daily Brief,” Jen Psaki told reporters during a news conference, referring to the office of the director of national intelligence. “We expect the first briefing to take place on Monday.”
Although President Trump has not conceded the election to Biden, GSA administrator Emily Murphy authorized the beginning of the transition by releasing federal funds and directing government agencies to work with Biden transition officials.
Kate Bedingfield, an adviser to the transition, said the team has been in touch with the FBI and Justice Department about working out the details for background checks on Biden nominees to the administration and Cabinet.
She also said the Biden camp is expected to be briefed by the Trump administration on Wednesday on distributing the vaccine that could be ready for delivery before the end of the year.