President Joe Biden has weighed in on whether twice-impeached former President Donald Trump should ever receive another intelligence briefing. “I think not,” Biden told “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell in an interview that will air in its entirety just before Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Biden is clearly correct to be concerned about Trump receiving future security briefings. Yet, if he doesn’t play this right, he risks being accused of going down the ugly path that his predecessor took by politicizing intelligence and threatening to revoke clearances as a punishment. There is a way Biden can address the national security risk posed by Trump, or by any ex-president who presents a threat, without falling into a trap that Trump and the GOP may be setting for him.
If Biden doesn’t play this right, he risks being accused of going down the ugly path that his predecessor took.
Former presidents often receive classified briefings as a courtesy for their service. The decision to…
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