It’s about time President Biden took away former President Donald Trump’s access to daily intelligence briefings – this should have happened right after President Biden was sworn into office.
President Biden said Friday that he does not believe that former President Trump should continue to receive intelligence briefings.
Biden said in an interview on “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell” that he does not believe that Trump should still receive intelligence briefings “because of his erratic behavior unrelated to the insurrection,” referencing the Jan. 6 riot by Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol.
Biden reiterated his belief that Trump represents an “existential threat” and “dangerous.” Asked about his worst fear if Trump continues to receive intelligence briefings, Biden declined to speculate but suggested he sees no value in Trump continuing to receive intelligence.
“I’d rather not speculate out loud. 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?” Biden said.
I think any reasonable person will agree there is no valid reason for Donald Trump to have access to our nation’s intelligence briefings, and as President Biden noted there are only downsides to Trump having access to that information.
From day one of his presidency many have believed Trump to be nothing more than a stooge for Russian president Vladimir Putin, and it wouldn’t shock me one iota to find out Trump shared sensitive information with his old pal and benefactor.