When Donald TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE received his classified intelligence briefing last month, one of his foreign policy advisers repeatedly interrupted the session, NBC News reported Thursday.
Former Defense Intelligence Agency director and retired general Mike Flynn reportedly peppered the briefers with questions during the Aug. 17 meeting, according to three sources.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, another Trump adviser, touched Flynn’s arm to get him to stop interrupting the briefing.
Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, said during an NBC candidate forum Wednesday night that he could tell, based on their body language, that the briefing officials did not like President Obama’s handling of foreign policy.
Michael Morell, a former acting director of the CIA who supports Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 Clinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty MORE's presidential bid, blasted Trump for discussing the classified briefing in public.
"This is first time that I can remember a candidate for president doing a readout from an intelligence briefing, and it's the first time a candidate has politicized their intelligence briefing. Both of those are highly inappropriate and crossed a long-standing red line respected by both parties," Morell told NBC.