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White House Reviewing Whether to Cut Trump Off From Intelligence Briefs

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White House Reviewing Whether to Cut Trump Off From Intelligence Briefs

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The White House is reviewing whether to grant intelligence briefings to former President Donald Trump, according to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. “That’s under review, but there was not a conclusion last I asked,” Psaki told reporters on Monday. Former presidents receive routine briefings and are able to access classified information. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said last month that Trump should not get intelligence briefings. “There’s no circumstance in which this president should get another intelligence briefing, not now, not in the future,” Schiff told CBS. “I don’t think he can be trusted with it now and in the future, he certainly can’t be trusted.” That view was echoed by Susan Gordon, Trump’s former principal deputy director of national intelligence, who penned an open in The Washington Post arguing that Trump should be cut off from further briefings on Jan. 20. She wrote that Trump shouldn’t be …

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