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Trump to receive first classified intel briefing Wednesday

Greg Nash
 
Donald Trump will receive his first classified national intelligence briefing Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
 
ABC News and NBC News first reported the briefing, which is expected to occur in New York City.
 
{mosads}Major party presidential candidates and their running mates typically begin receiving the same intelligence briefings after being formally nominated.
 
But the briefings have become a political issue in 2016, with Republicans saying the information should be kept out of the hands of Hillary Clinton and Democrats saying the same about Trump.
 
Republicans have argued that Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary of State put national security secrets at risk and should disqualify her from receiving the briefings.
 
Democrats, meanwhile, have charged that Trump is reckless and erratic and that his coziness with foreign adversaries, like Russian President Vladimir Putin, would put state secrets at risk.
 
The briefings are a scaled-back version of the briefing the president receives daily.
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