White House reviewing whether Trump should continue receiving intel briefings

The White House is conducting a review to determine whether former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump goes after Cassidy after saying he wouldn't support him for president in 2024 Jan. 6 panel lays out criminal contempt case against Bannon Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Agencies sound alarm over ransomware targeting agriculture groups MORE should continue receiving intelligence briefings now that he has left office.

Speaking at the White House press briefing on Monday, spokeswoman Jen PsakiJen PsakiPsaki: 'Range' of proposals could help Biden meet climate goal Biden meets with Jayapal to kick off week of pivotal meetings The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Altria - Remembrances flow in after Powell's death MORE said President Biden’s national security team is looking into the matter.

“It’s something that is under review,” Psaki said.


Former presidents typically have access to intelligence briefings after leaving office.

However, Democrats — and even some former Trump administration officials — have warned that the former president cannot be trusted with national security secrets, believing he could reveal sensitive information or seek to profit off of it.

Sue Gordon, who was principal deputy director of national intelligence during the Trump administration, urged in a recent op-ed that Trump be cut off from intelligence briefings, saying he would be “unusually vulnerable to bad actors with ill intent.” 

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffParis Hilton to visit Capitol Hill to advocate for bill on children's treatment centers Schiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' Schiff: McCarthy 'will do whatever Trump tells him' if GOP wins back House MORE (D-Calif.) began pushing for Trump to be cut out of the loop even before he left office on Jan. 20.

"There's no circumstance in which this president should get another intelligence briefing, not now, not in the future,” he said. “I don't think he can be trusted with it now, and in the future he certainly can't be trusted."