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Trump rejects traditional White House daily intelligence briefings

Don't need to be told same thing day after day, he decides. Only need the new developments

Trump rejects traditional White House daily intelligence briefings

Donald Trump on Sunday said he's not interested in getting daily intelligence briefings — an unprecedented public dismissal by a president-elect of the nation's massive and sophisticated intelligence apparatus.

Trump, who also called a recent CIA assessment of Russian hacking 'ridiculous', made the remark as key congressional Republicans joined Democrats in demanding a bipartisan investigation into the Kremlin's activities.

They also questioned consideration of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson — who has close business ties with Moscow — as head of the State Department.

Asked whether he's rejecting valuable intelligence on 'Fox News Sunday,' Trump was defiant.

'I get it when I need it,' he said on Fox News of the top-secret briefings sessions, adding that he's leaving it up to the briefers to decide when a development represents a 'change' big enough to notify him.

'I'm, like, a smart person. I don't have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years,' Trump said.

This article continues at [UK Daily Mail] 'I'm a smart person. I don't need to be told the same thing every single day': Trump says he doesn't need daily intelligence briefings

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