Axios definitely has a mixed record with regards to exclusive reports, but this is interesting enough to mention.
Obviously, take it with a grain of salt, because it might be fake news.
Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller ordered a Pentagon-wide halt to cooperation with the transition of President-elect Biden, shocking officials across the Defense Department, senior administration officials tell Axios.
Behind the scenes: A top Biden official was unaware of the directive. Administration officials left open the possibility cooperation would resume after a holiday pause. The officials were unsure what prompted Miller’s action, or whether President Trump approved.
Why it matters: Miller’s move, which stunned officials throughout the Pentagon, was the biggest eruption yet of animus and mistrust toward the Biden team from the top level of the Trump administration.
Fury at the Biden team among senior Pentagon officials escalated after the Washington Post published a story on Wednesday night revealing how much money would be saved if Biden halted construction of Trump’s border wall.
Trump officials blame the leak on the Biden transition team (Though, it should be noted, they have no evidence of this, and both reporters on the byline cover the Trump administration and have historically been prolific beneficiaries of leaks.)
What happened: Meetings between President Trump’s team and the Biden team are going on throughout the government, after a delayed start as the administration dragged its feet on officially recognizing Biden as president-elect.
Then on Thursday night, Miller — who was appointed Nov. 9, when Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper right after the election — ordered officials throughout the building to cancel scheduled transition meetings.
The Pentagon released a statement after the publication of the story saying it is fake news.
It’s possible that there is some completely different thing going on right now. It is possible that the “deep state,” also known as the “derp state,” also known as “the CIA,” also known as “Jews, in general,” is planning to remove Joe Biden more or less immediately after he takes office, under the pretext that he is compromised by the Chinese.
It is very interesting that there is apparently a serious investigation going on of Hunter Biden, relating to his connections to the Chinese. The deep state doesn’t have any particular use for Biden, now that he’s already been used to take down Trump. There is no reason not to throw him under the bus in a Chinese spying scandal.
They wouldn’t actually accuse him of being a Chinese agent. And he would publicly resign voluntarily, saying he and his son did nothing wrong but the country “needs to come together” and he doesn’t want to get in the way of that.
What this will do, primarily, is allow the 46% of the population that believes this election was a total hoax to feel like they’ve somehow won something, even though the result will be that Kamala Harris is president. It would also serve as a great jumping off point for really escalating things with China.
I am not going to like, predict that this is going to happen, but it’s something I’ve been seeing various signs pointing to (the primary one of which is simply that Hunter is being investigated at all, which obviously is something that the Justice Department could just as easily not do – it’s not like this is a serious investigation, the guy literally dropped off his entire life at a computer repair shop on an unencrypted laptop and then forgot to go pick it up. So he wouldn’t be a very hard guy for the FBI to completely unravel the secrets of in a few hours. The only purpose of the investigation is to tell the public they are investigating him, for some purpose.
So, when I see stuff like the Pentagon blocking intelligence reports to Joe’s team, my mind immediately goes to this possibility.