Once the Democratic National Convention wraps up this week and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden nominates Meg Whitman as ambassador to Kenya Hillary Clinton shares part of her 2016 victory speech for the first time Ben Affleck: Republicans 'want to dodge the consequences for their actions' through gerrymandering MORE officially becomes the party’s presidential nominee, both presidential candidates will begin receiving classified intelligence briefings.
Official confirmation won’t come until Clinton officially secures the Democratic Party's nomination this week in Philadelphia.
”The briefings are traditionally given after nominating conventions have identified all the candidates," a senior intelligence official told ABC News.
Both nominees will receive the same intelligence briefings about threats from around the world. Vice presidential candidates Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence says he'll 'evaluate' any requests from Jan. 6 panel Harris sets record for most tiebreaking votes in recent history The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Debt limit maneuvers; Biden warns Putin MORE (R-Ind.) and Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineManchin quietly discusses Senate rules changes with Republicans Liberty University professor charged with alleged sexual battery and abduction of student Senate parliamentarian looms over White House spending bill MORE (D-Va.) will also be briefed.
The briefings are a pared-down version of the President's Daily Brief; how much information nominees get is ultimately up to the president, according to The Daily Beast.
It will be the first time that GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpJury in Jussie Smollett trial begins deliberations Pence says he'll 'evaluate' any requests from Jan. 6 panel Biden's drug overdose strategy pushes treatment for some, prison for others MORE, a businessman who has never served in government, will receive government intelligence briefings.
Some current and former spies expressed concern earlier this year about Trump receiving intelligence briefings and leaking that material.
But concerns have also been raised about briefing Clinton, due to her handling of classified information when she was secretary of State. While the FBI did not ultimately recommend charges against Clinton, the FBI director said Clinton and her aides were “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”
Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanFormer Sen. Bob Dole dies at 98 No time for the timid: The dual threats of progressives and Trump Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power MORE's (R-Wis.) attempt to stop her from receiving the briefings failed earlier this month, when Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Ryan that he did "not intend to withhold briefings from any officially nominated, eligible candidate.”