Joe Biden told CBS News that he does not believe Donald Trump should receive intelligence reports in the future. Former Presidents are entitled to receive intelligence reports from the US government.
Biden blamed Trump’s erratic behavior for the decision to withhold the reports. It was unlikely that he would give any examples. As we know, the smear campaign against Donald Trump requires very little evidence, lots of name-callings, and plenty of misinformation.
To prove the point, Biden said; “I’d rather not speculate out loud. I just think that there’s no need for him to have the intelligence briefing. What value is giving him an intelligence briefing? What impact does he have at all, other than the fact he might slip and say something?”
The former principal deputy director for national intelligence, Susan M. Gordon, rambled through an explanation of why he shouldn’t receive the briefings saying Trump is “unusually vulnerable” to them because he wants to stay “engaged in politics and policy.”
“In addition, Trump has significant business entanglements that involve foreign entities. Many of these current business relationships are in parts of the world that are vulnerable to intelligence services from other nation-states. And it is not clear that he understands the tradecraft to which he has been exposed, the reasons the knowledge he has acquired must be protected from disclosure, or the intentions and capabilities of adversaries and competitors who will use any means to advance their interests at the expense of ours,” wrote Gordon for The Washington Post.
Adam Schiff the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, elaborated for us;
“There’s no circumstance in which this president should get another intelligence briefing, not now, not in the future,” Schiff told CBS News’ “Face The Nation” host Margaret Brennan, who asked whether he would advise the White House to end Trump’s access to intelligence briefings. “I don’t think he can be trusted with it now and in the future, he certainly can’t be trusted. Indeed, there were, I think, any number of intelligence partners of ours around the world who probably started withholding information from us because they didn’t trust the president would safeguard that information and protect their sources and methods. And that makes us less safe. We’ve seen this president politicize intelligence, and that’s another risk to the country.”