Skip to comments.Trump prefers oral report to reading daily intel briefing: report
Posted on 02/09/2018 11:51:59 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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I don’t how long these things are, but take a look at a transcript from a segment of Rush’s show. There’s a lot to read from what was said in just a few minutes.
X42 always insisted on being briefed orally.
And the more you can get reporting you can create a certain harmonic resonance until you can gain full agreement across the entire media spectrum.
Lol, so if someone is “her a long time” that somehow makes him as*hole proof?
How about you, sparky, you been here so long that I can’t tell you to GFY?
My thoughts exactly.
Then you don’t get it but that’s okay.
Hard to ask a piece of paper a question.
The Post is recycling talking points from late 2016—they’re getting short on material.
If they are getting short on material, they aren’t paying attention. Do you read the Post?
You must think members of congress write their own bills too.
And didn’t Clinton have to have her’s printed out. That is why Huma said she had them sent to her home because the printer at the state department wasn’t any good?
Does it matter?
He gets to see the people who write the briefings face to face ,LOL
“X42 always insisted on being briefed orally.”
While enjoying a cigar :)
Yes, and they’ve been floating this same talking point since the election, as I said.
Nixon: PDB, aka All Kissinger Always
Ford: PDB, oral
Carter: PDB, no oral, Zbig
Reagan: PDB, no oral
Bush I: PDB, oral, raw intel
Clinton: PDB, rare oral [lol]
Bush II: PDB, oral, Cheney
Obama: PDB, >50% oral, Rice
Trump: PDB?, oral, Kelly/Coats
To me, it's each his own. If it were me, I'd probably be like Bubba, read read read, ok. But then you realize, one, had Clink taken vigorous briefings, the Gorelick Wall would have been breached, and 9/11 averted; and two, most of the mistakes in Serbia could have been avoided.
Carter, with meetings, could he have avoided Iran? (probably not, given Zbig led him by the nose into it); Reagan, is there a chance an open discussion would have moved the Marines to a safer spot in Lebanon outside Beirut (as had been suggested).
So I'm very appreciative of Trump indulging many different opinions. Dan Coats is a good man. Pompeo is West Point. Kelly is a competent ringmaster.
didn’t 0bama miss over half of his daily briefings, but that didn’t seem to bother the media any.
It also very importantly allows for the executive to change direction, reassign priorities, and to force coordination with various rice bowl holders. Cuts through the froth.
The bigly picture....
Does it matter? Heck NO, unless you are anti-Trump then you use it to make bogus allegations.
I use to write and give an oral intel briefing as part of the Army Operations Center morning brief to the primary members of the Army staff when I was at the Pentagon, now going on 35 years ago. The written brief was distributed to the Army staff as part of the AOC packet after the principles were given the oral version.
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