Watch Live: Joe Biden delivers remarks after briefing from national security teams – CBS News

President-elect Joe Biden is delivering remarks Monday afternoon, hours after President Trump finally signed a massive government funding bill and coronavirus relief package, the future of which he’d thrust into uncertainty with 11th-hour demands.

Mr. Biden’s comments will follow a briefing from members of his national security and foreign policy agency review teams “on their findings and key challenges that the Biden-Harris administration will inherit,” according to the president-elect’s transition team.

How to watch President-elect Joe Biden’s remarks

  • What: President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks
  • When: Monday, December 28
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Wilmington, Delaware
  • Online stream: Live on CBSN — in the player above or on your mobile or streaming device

The president-elect has been vocal about the numerous challenges his administration will face once he assumes office, chief among them reversing the economic devastation brought by the coronavirus pandemic and mitigating the spread of the virus.

Mr. Biden will also be tasked with responding to the massive cyberattack that hit numerous government agencies, including the Departments of Energy, State and Treasury.

The perpetrators of the breach, believed to be Russian hackers, infiltrated computer networks through a popular software product from SolarWinds, a Texas-based company that also works with many of the nation’s largest corporations. The full scope of the cyberattack and the damage done remain unclear. Mr. Biden last week condemned Mr. Trump for allowing the breach to occur on his watch and vowed to take it seriously. 

The president-elect said he has neither seen nor heard of evidence to suggest the breach is under control, adding “the Defense Department won’t even brief us on many things.” A Department of Defense official, however, disputed that.

Briefings between the transition team and the Department of Defense have paused for the holidays and will resume in early January, according to the officials at the Pentagon, who said the holiday pause was mutually agreed upon. The transition team said there was no agreed-upon pause.

Ellee Watson contributed to this report


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