The Biden administration is reviewing former President Trump’s access to classified briefings and considering revoking Trump’s rights to be briefed on the nation’s secrets, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
Ex-presidents are traditionally entitled to classified briefings.
However Some ex-intel officials as well as leading Democrats think Trump can’t be trusted with any national secrets.
Psaki confirmed the issue was under review on Monday.
“This is a good question. It’s something that’s obviously under review,” she responded to a reporter who asked about the issue.
Press Sec. Jen Psaki says the White House has yet to decide whether to revoke Pres. Trump’s access to post-presidency intelligence briefings: pic.twitter.com/yK4nMUUyTj
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Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff said even before Trump left office “There’s no circumstance in which this president should get another intelligence briefing, not now, not in the future.”
He added “I don’t think he can be trusted with it now, and in the future he certainly can’t be trusted.”