Thursday, November 24, 2016

President-elect Trump Is Skipping His Daily Intelligence Briefings

Washington Post: Trump turning away intelligence briefers since election win

President-elect Donald Trump has received two classified intelligence briefings since his surprise 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.

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.

Officials involved in the Trump transition team cautioned against assigning any significance to the briefing schedule that the president-elect has set so far, noting that he has been immersed in the work of forming his administration, and has made filling key national security posts his top priority.

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WNU Editor: President Obama has been accused of doing the same thing .... Why is Obama skipping more than half of his daily intelligence meetings? (Washington Post). What's my take .... President-elect Trump is focused on assembling his cabinet and has delegated this responsibility to VP Pence .... nothing surprising there. But when he does have his team together and he is in the White House .... skipping these intel briefings is something that I would not recommend.

More News On President-elect Trump Skipping His Daily Intelligence Briefings

Donald Trump Has Attended Only Two Intelligence Briefings -- NBC
Trump turning down intelligence briefings since victory: report -- The Hill
Report: Trump not very interested in intelligence briefings -- USA Today
Donald Trump turning down intelligence briefings, report says -- International Business Times
Donald Trump 'turning away intelligence briefers' amid warnings he has 'a lot of catching up to do' -- The Telegraph.


Aizino Smith said...

I agree with WNU's assessment.

jimbrown said...
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jimbrown said...

Delegation to underlings is a sign of leadership and trust.

Aizino Smith said...

Jim has a valid point. I am not sure it will be seen that way by the MSM, the political opposition or the people.

Anonymous said...

All should marvel and note the yuuuge difference in media reporting that will be on display here as the media continues it's one sided battle to smear the incoming trump admin....interesting how 97% of the American ppl simply refuse to listen to the media yet it continues its garbage.