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  • Trump prefers oral report to reading daily intel briefing: report

    02/09/2018 11:51:59 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2018 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    President Trump is declining to read his daily brief and is instead having officials orally brief him on certain issues, The Washington Post reported Friday. Trump is breaking with precedent set by seven past presidents in choosing to rarely read the daily briefing, which includes what officials have deemed to be the most important U.S. intelligence from hot spots around the globe. Reading the report is not Trump's chosen "style of learning," one source told The Post.
  • Trump to get intel briefings despite opposition

    05/16/2016 6:46:26 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 69 replies
    TNN, Times of India ^ | Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    WASHINGTON: The US President's schedule on any given morning includes a confidential Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB) at 9 am before he embarks on the day's (mostly) public engagements. Presented usually by the Director of National Intelligence, the PDB fuses intelligence from various spy agencies (CIA, DIA, NSA etc), much of it obtained through "sigint" (signal intelligence) and "'technical" means (euphemism for bugging, electronic surveillance etc), to give the President a head's up on vital national security issues - from nuclear advances in countries such as Pakistan, North Korea and Iran to negotiating positions of China, India, and other majors at...