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  • Trump Says He Gets Intelligence Briefings 'When I Need It'; You Need It Daily, Ex-CIA Director Says

    12/12/2016 7:22:33 AM PST · by rktman · 65 replies ^ | 12/12/2016 | Susan Jones
    President-elect Donald Trump says he gets his top-secret presidential daily brief, not every day, but "when I need it." But former CIA Director Michael Hayden said on Monday, not only does Trump need to hear the daily intelligence -- he also needs to communicate daily with the people who are gathering it. "First of all, these are very good people that are giving me the briefings," Trump told "Fox News Sunday." "If something should change from this point, immediately call me. I'm available on one minute's notice. "I don't have to be told -- you know, I'm like a smart...
  • Obama’s Intelligence Brief Scandal

    10/13/2012 5:16:04 PM PDT · by Kenny · 90 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | OCTOBER 10, 2012 | Paul G. Kengor
    The last few weeks have produced many intriguing political moments, but none as shocking as the revelation that President Obama has been absent from the vast majority of his daily intelligence briefings. According to a study by the Government Accountability Institute, Obama failed to attend a single Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) in the week leading up to the recent anniversary of 9/11 and the chaos that erupted in the Arab world. The mere fact that we were approaching 9/11 was a crucial enough reason to attend not one but all the briefings. President Obama attended none. Worse, this is apparently...