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Donald Trump refuses transition team to access intelligence briefings; here's what it means

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More than 150 former national security officials have written to the US government saying that any delay in transition of power, poses a national security risk.

President-elect Joe Biden has further cemented his victory by winning the state of Arizona. The state has voted for a Democrat only once since 1948, that was for Bill Clinton in 1996. World leaders have been congratulating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for their win. China too has congratulated the two leaders and has said it respects the choice of the American people.
However, incumbent President Donald Trump refuses to concede defeat or allow the transition team to access intelligence briefings. He recently replaced key Pentagon officials, most importantly Mark Esper the US Secretary of Defence.
Now, more than 150 former national security officials have written to the US government saying that any delay in transition of power, poses a national security risk. To decode the situation, CNBC-TV18's Parikshit Luthra spoke to Missy Ryan, National Security Reporter at The Washington Post and Carla Babb, Pentagon Correspondent at Voice of America.
To know more, watch the video.