In a Friday interview with Norah O’Donnell’s evening program on CBS News, Joe Biden said that former President Donald Trump should no longer receive intelligence reports because of “erratic behavior not interrelated regarding the revolt. “
Mr. Biden reiterated his belief that former President Trump was an “existential threat” and “danger”. When asked what he worries the most if Mr Trump continues to receive intelligence reports, Mr. Biden declined to speculate but said he did not see that Trump should continue to receive intelligence.
“I just thought that there was no need for him to receive intelligence reports anymore,” Mr. Biden said. “Does giving him the intelligence brief have any value? What would he do but the fact that he would be able to slip his mouth and reveal something? “
Earlier this week, the White House said it was looking to determine whether Trump should continue to receive intelligence reports after leaving office.
As is customary in the United States, former presidents of the country will still receive daily intelligence briefs and also have access to confidential information.
Last month, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (California) said Trump should not receive intelligence briefs.
“This President should not receive any more intelligence reports, not under any circumstances, now no, not in the future”, Mr. Schiff told CBS. “I don’t think he can be trusted now to receive intelligence reports, and in the future he certainly cannot be trusted.”
That view of Mr. Schiff received the consent of Mrs. Susan Gordon – who was deputy director of national intelligence under Mr. Trump. Gordon wrote an open letter in the Washington Post arguing that Trump should be stripped of the right to receive intelligence reports from January 20.
Ms. Gordon wrote that Mr. Trump should not be reported to intelligence because he still intends to get involved in politics, is still accusing. [gian lận bầu cử] without proof, and that “It is not clear at this time whether you understand the business skills of what you are viewed, understand the reasons you need to keep the information you gather confidential, or understand the intentions. and the abilities of the enemy and competitor, which will use any means to advance their interests at our loss. ”
White House chief of staff Ron Klain, since mid-January, has said that TT Biden’s team will consult with intelligence experts before making a decision on whether or not to continue to allow Trump. Access to regular intelligence reports.
“That is being reviewed, but there is no final conclusion”, White House press secretary Jen Psaki answered the press on February 1.
Le Vy (t / h)