U.S Congressman Adam Schiff has said under no circumstance should President Donald Trump “get another intelligence briefing” as he believes he cannot be trusted with the nation’s secrets.
“I don’t think he can be trusted with it now, and in the future he certainly can’t be trusted,” Schiff told newsmen.
Schiff’s concerns about whether the president should continue to have access to intelligence come after Sue Gordon, the former principal deputy director of national intelligence from 2017 to 2019, said that Trump should not receive intelligence briefings after January 20, as he poses a “potential national security risk” as a private citizen.
“[I]t is not clear that he understands the tradecraft to which he has been exposed, the reasons the knowledge he has acquired must be protected from disclosure, or the intentions and capabilities of adversaries and competitors who will use any means to advance their interests at the expense of ours,” Gordon wrote.
Schiff noted that in the course of his presidency, Mr. Trump has politicized intelligence, which is “another risk to the country.”
“Indeed, I think there was any number of intelligence partners of ours around the world who probably started withholding information from us because they didn’t trust the president would safeguard that information, to protect their sources and methods,” he said. “And that makes us less safe.” (CBS)
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