Trump rejects traditional White House daily intelligence briefings

Trump rejects traditional White House daily intelligence briefings

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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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