South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday said President-elect Joe Biden should begin receiving intelligence briefings while President Donald Trump’s election-related litigation continues. Graham is a staunch ally of Trump and has come under scrutiny in recent days for inserting himself in the vote-counting process in Georgia. Only a handful […]
President Donald Trump interrupted a classified intelligence briefing on Afghanistan in the early months of his presidency to order milkshakes, Politico reported. Trump has garnered a reputation as a president who routinely ignores written intelligence briefings and prefers visuals. Some have said this kind of uninterest contributed to Trump’s haphazard […]
President Donald Trump’s intelligence briefings have posed an enormous challenge, due to his inattentiveness or unwillingness to receive information, The New York Times reported on Thursday. Trump even blamed a January 23 briefing for not adequately warning him of the threat the novel coronavirus posed – even though he received […]
President Donald Trump’s decision to tweet out a photo of an Iranian launch pad that he got from a classified intelligence briefing this week has astonished national-security and intelligence veterans. One analyst said the photo was likely taken by a classified US spy satellite. The US rarely disseminates such imagery, […]
Intelligence officers have been warned not to give President Donald Trump assessments that contradict his public comments, according to a new report from TIME. Multiple intelligence officers told TIME that Trump often has trouble paying attention to or wholly disregards assessments from agents, at whom he lashes out if he […]
The director of national intelligence briefed senators Tuesday on the many rising threats to the US-led global order. The intelligence community concluded the US’s foremost threats are election interference, cyber attacks and espionage. Other threats, including North Korea’s stalled denuclearization and the potential resurgence ISIS, directly contradict President Donald Trump’s […]
President George H.W. Bush took office in the waning days of the Cold War. Even during those heady days, his sense of humour showed through, like when he asked the CIA to make its briefings funnier. Bush’s jokes and humour were widely recounted in the days after his death in […]
CIA Director Mike Pompeo told MSNBC's Hugh...
Amid the growing controversy over intelligence...