Biden warns 'more people may die' if Trump refuses to cooperate on transition – live

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9.31pm GMT

Last week Oklahoma senator Jim Lankford, a Republican, argued that Joe Biden should be receiving classified intelligence briefings despite the standstill with the GSA. Lankford said he would step in if the standoff continued.

But that was last week. This week Lankford sounded less worried:

After saying he would step in if President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris still weren’t receiving detailed intelligence briefings Friday, Sen. James Lankford (R., Okla.) said over the weekend his comments had been blown out of proportion.

“I’m not in a hurry, necessarily, to get Joe Biden these briefings, it’s been interesting how the media, the national media, not this network, but others have twisted this term ‘step in.’ I happen to chair the committee that oversees GSA, that is the entity that has to be able to make this call,” Mr. Lankford said an interview with the pro-Trump Newsmax TV Saturday.

9.14pm GMT

Illinois congresswoman Cheri Bustos has tested positive for coronavirus as well:

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, of Illinois, revealed Monday she was experiencing mild symptoms of COVID-19 after testing positive for the virus, the lawmaker posted on social media.

Bustos, D-Moline, represents Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, which covers the northwest portion of the state.

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