‘Potentially Catastrophic': Former U.S. Ambassador Says Biden Needs Intel Briefings Before Inauguration

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...a Profit Last Quarter"> Airbnb Files to Go Public, Turned a Profit Last Quarter U.S. Stocks Jump After Moderna Vaccine Breakthrough — Here's What Experts Say to Watch "So far I think it's not terribly damaging, it's really still early days," David Adelman told CNBC's "Squawk Box Asia" on Monday. "If it were to persist for weeks or even more than a month, I think the damage would be substantial."

"Squawk Box Asia" In a tweet on Sunday, Trump appeared for the first time to publicly acknowledge that Biden had won the election. But he has continued to say the election was "rigged," a claim that has been rejected by election officials. NBC News called the race for Biden last Saturday.

In a tweet on Sunday, Trump appeared for the first time to publicly acknowledge NBC News called the race for Biden Adelman, who is an adjunct professor at New York University, said this is a "very delicate time" in the U.S. and that Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have done what other modern winning campaigns have done in the past, which is to form agency review teams. They are people tasked with evaluating the operations of federal agencies, who will help the new administration achieve their promised policy goals outlined during the campaign.

However, while the transition has not yet been negatively affected, the new administration will soon need access to the President's Daily Briefing, he said.

"The PDB is historically, by now, being given to the president elect. That has not yet happened," he said.

"In the next couple of weeks, we're going to get to the point where they're going to really be in need of the highly confidential briefings in order to really do their job and prepare for the transfer of power," Adelman said.

There's "great risk" to the world, and it is "potentially catastrophic if the President-elect doesn't begin to receive that highly confidential information in the weeks leading up" to the inauguration, he added.

"The votes will be certified here in the next couple of weeks and there's an inauguration scheduled for January 20th," he said.

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