Biden's 1st cabinet picks coming on Tuesday: Incoming WH chief of staff

Incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain joined ABC's 'This Week' on Sunday for an exclusive interview.

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“Those impacts escalate everyday,” Biden chief of staff Ron Klain tells GStephanopoulos as GSA continues to block a Biden transition, adding that Biden and Harris are not getting intel briefings and the team isn't getting access to agency officials.

Incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain joined ABC's 'This Week' on Sunday for an exclusive interview.

."You're going to see the first of the president-elect cabinet appointments on Tuesday of this week," Klain told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview on"This Week.""But if you want to know what cabinet agencies they are or who's going to be those cabinet agencies, you'll have to wait for the president-elect, He'll say that himself on Tuesday," Klain added.

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MORE: Black Detroit voters sue Trump campaign over effort to invalidate election resultsKlain also called Trump's refusal to concede the election to Biden"corrosive" and"harmful," but said it will not change the facts."Donald Trump's been rejecting democracy. He has been … launching baseless claims of voter fraud, baseless litigation rejected by 34 courts and now these efforts to try to get election officials to overturn the will of the voters. It's corrosive, it's harmful, but … it’s not going to change the outcome of what happens here at 12 noon on Jan. 20, Joe Biden will become the next president of the United States," Klain said.

Klain also urged the federal agency tasked with ascertaining the winner of the election to take that step, and provide Biden's transition team with the government resources they are entitled to and would enable them to receive intelligence briefings and other critical information regarding a vaccine for COVID-19 and a distribution plan.

"The president-elect, the vice president-elect are not getting the kind of intelligence briefings they're entitled to. We're not getting -- our transition isn't getting -- access to agency officials to develop our plans so there's a lot of focus on that vaccine rollout plan that's going to be critical in the early days of a Biden presidency. We have no access to that," Klain said.

Biden and his team still do not have access to the resources normally allotted to them through the presidential transition process because the head of the General Services Administration has not ascertained Biden as the winner.Biden has labeled President Donald Trump's refusal to concede"embarrassing" and"irresponsible."

"An incredibly damaging message is being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions. ... I don't know his motive, but I just think it's totally irresponsible," Biden told reporters on Thursday of Trump's refusal to admit defeat.

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