White House Suggests Trump’s Intelligence Briefings May Be Limited

Decisions about what he sees are made by Director of National Intelligence

by Greg Robb
Market Watch

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump may not get the same level of briefing on intelligence that President Barack Obama receives, a White House spokesman said Thursday.

“The decisions about how and whether and when and what to brief to the presidential nominees is a decision that will be made by our intelligence professionals,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Thursday.

Those decisions, Earnest said, will be made by James Clapper, the director of national intelligence.

Clapper told reporters last week that a plan for the candidate briefings is already in place. The candidates are due to start receiving intelligence briefings after they are formally nominated.

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