Thursday, November 24, 2016

Trump Has Been Turning Away Intelligence Briefers

President-elect Donald Trump has received two classified intelligence briefings since his election victory earlier this month, a frequency that is notably lower — at least so far — than that of his predecessors, current and former U.S. officials said, according to The Washington Post.

A team of intelligence analysts has been prepared to deliver daily briefings on global developments and security threats to Trump in the two weeks since he won. Vice President-elect Mike Pence, by contrast, has set aside time for intelligence briefings almost every day since the election, officials said.

According to The Post, Trump was given an initial briefing within days of his election victory, and took part in a second session with senior U.S. intelligence analysts Tuesday in New York before he departed to Florida for the Thanksgiving holiday, officials said. Trump turned other briefing opportunities away.


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