Trump Receiving First Classified Briefing Today, Critics Cringe

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Aug 17, 2016 11:00 AM
Trump Receiving First Classified Briefing Today, Critics Cringe
GOP nominee Donald Trump is poised to receive his first classified intelligence briefing

in New York City on Wednesday. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence will give Trump a "fairly general" report, says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.   

Retired Gen. Michael Hayden emphasized this latter point, noting the secret meetings will be "secret-light."

Many have voiced their concerns about Trump having knowledge of important national security intel, especially after he invited Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's emails.

Others pointed out that hours before Trump's intelligence briefing, he said he "doesn't' trust" U.S. intel.

As for the Democratic nominee, who as secretary of state mishandled national security intel on an unsecure private server, House Speaker Paul Ryan formally requested she be prohibited from receiving such briefings.