Sen. Lankford says he did ‘step in’ over Joe Biden getting intel briefings

Sen. Lankford says he did ‘step in’ over Joe Biden getting intel briefings


Sen. James Lankford says he did, in fact, step in and inquire about President-elect Biden receiving intelligence briefings after pledging to do so last week.

Speaking to CNN Monday, Lankford (R-Okla.) made the admission after being asked about his comments last week in which he pledged to “step in” if Biden was not being briefed by Friday.

“I did step in. I did talk to them on Friday,” the Oklahoma Republican told the network, declining to elaborate on who he had spoken to specifically, “My staff has been involved; I’ve been involved.”

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Lankford, who leads the Senate subcommittee that conducts oversight on the General Services Administration, which has yet to officially green-light the presidential transition process, said that he spoke to the agency about the process of determining who is the president-elect.

“We talked through the process, where they’re coming from. I talked through what I see is a good process, but I’m just not going to go into

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