Trump, Pence get first presidential intel briefing
President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence have reportedly received their first presidential daily briefing of sensitive national intelligence.
NEWS: Sources tell me the first Presidential Daily Briefing for the president-elect and vice president -elect has been completed.
— Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO) November 15, 2016
ABC News on Tuesday reported Trump and Pence received the top-secret information — the same version that President Obama gets every day — from career intelligence analysts at New York City’s Trump Tower.
Intelligence officials told ABC the sitting president decides what information the president-elect receives, and Obama decided to grant Trump the full briefing.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said last week Obama sees the daily briefing as a significant step in Trump succeeding him in the Oval Office.
“This is an important part of ensuring the kind of smooth transition that President Obama has prioritized,” he said.
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