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[WATCH] Adam Schiff ‘Hopes’ Intelligence Community Withholds Information From Donald Trump In Briefings

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he hopes the intelligence community withholds information from Donald Trump in briefings.

Schiff said the intelligence community should “dumb down” briefings.

“I have to hope, and knowing the intelligence community as I do, that they will dumb down the briefing for Donald Trump. That is they will give him no more information than absolutely necessary,” Schiff said.

“Nothing that would reveal sources or methods. Because we can’t trust that he will do the right thing with that information,” he continued.


POLITICO reports:

POLITICO first reported that intelligence officials were preparing to brief Trump on national security matters if he secures the GOP nomination this summer — despite concerns, given Trump’s indictments for mishandling classified documents.

The decision to brief Trump would be in keeping with a practice that dates back to 1952, but, as Schiff noted Sunday, it would be the first time an administration has willingly shared classified information with a candidate who is facing criminal charges related to their handling of classified material.

Given Trump’s track record, “we can’t trust that he will do the right thing with that information,” Schiff argued Sunday during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “He’s been so reckless.”

Having finished first in last Tuesday’s primary, Schiff will face Republican Steve Garvey for California’s open Senate seat in November.

“Should Trump win the White House, any elected or non-elected U.S. official who participates in this should be charged with treason,” Jenna Ellis wrote.

From The Post Millennial:

One Senior intelligence official recently told Politico that the agencies would brief the former president the same way it has for previous presidential candidates.

The official noted that regaining Trump’s trust is among the greatest concerns for the agencies since the former president has criticized them while on the campaign trail.

Representative ScMONhiff was previously removed from his position on the Intelligence Committee by then Speaker of the House Keven McCarthy. In his reasoning, McCarthy said, “Schiff has lied too many times to the American public. He should not be on Intel.”

With former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley suspending her bid for president on Wednesday, Donald Trump is set to become the Republican nominee for president. He will officially take on the role at the party’s convention hosted in Milwaukee from July 15, through 18.


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