The director of the White House Office of Management and Budget is accusing President-elect Joe Biden and his aides of lying about obstruction during the presidential transition — saying that, in fact, there have been 45 meetings since late November.
Biden on Monday accused the budget office of putting up “roadblocks” to the transition, but outgoing OMB Director Russ Vought says in a Thursday letter to Biden transition co-chairman Ted Kaufman that the claim is untrue.
“I am writing to correct several false statements that members of the Biden Transition Team (BTT) are continuing to make regarding the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) cooperation with your team,” Vought writes in a letter seen exclusively by The Post.
“We have taken more than 45 meetings with your staff to discuss specific issues, operational questions, and more. It is appropriate for OMB to share information about ongoing programs so the BTT can use it to develop its own policies. We have provided all information requested from OMB about ongoing programs.”