Trump, Clinton intelligence briefings likely to start next week
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Once the Democratic National Convention wraps up this week and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump boasts about checking gas prices while in motorcade: 'You think Hillary Clinton would've done that?' Harry Reid on Iraq War vote: 'It tainted my heart' New Hampshire is ‘must-win’ state for Warren, says veteran political reporter 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 PenceUS calls for ‘new government’ in Venezuela The Hill's 12:30 Report: Giuliani says Trump team should be allowed to 'correct' Mueller report | Trump closer to declaring national emergency | Congress approves back pay for federal workers Latest US-China talks: Credit for good behavior, not much more MORE (R-Ind.) and Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineSenators restart shutdown talks — and quickly hit roadblocks Republicans seek to temper fallout from latest Russia bombshells Kaine on Trump border wall: Democrats don't want to 'waste taxpayer money on a vanity project' 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 John TrumpHouse Freedom Caucus calls for Congress to work on shutdown through break Democrat previews Mueller questions for Trump’s AG nominee Trump inaugural committee spent ,000 on makeup for aides: report 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 RyanAnti-Defamation League calls on House leaders to censure Steve King over white supremacy comments Former Ryan fundraisers launch firm Romney writes new chapter in his like-hate relationship with Trump 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.”