President Joe Biden states that he doesn’t believe former President Donald Trump should receive classified intelligence briefings. This is per tradition for past presidents, citing Trump’s “erratic behavior unrelated to the insurrection.”
When asked in a CBS interview if he thought Trump should receive an intelligence briefing per request, Biden said, “I think not.”
“I’d rather not speculate out loud,” Biden said when asked what he fears could happen if Trump continued to receive the briefings. “I just think that there is no need for him to have the intelligence briefings. 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?”
Historically, former presidents have been allowed to request and receive intelligence briefings. Trump has not submitted any requests at this time.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki told CNN that “the intelligence community supports requests for intelligence briefings by former presidents and will review any incoming requests, as they always have.”