Trump About to Get His First Classified Briefing

ABC says he's bringing Chris Christie with him
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 16, 2016 12:13 PM CDT
Trump About to Get His First Classified Briefing
Donald Trump speaks in Youngstown, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Donald Trump's worst critics won't be happy with this piece of information from ABC News: The candidate will receive his first classified security briefing on Wednesday from the FBI. Trump will visit the field office in New York City and bring Chris Christie and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, two contenders to be in a Trump Cabinet, notes the network. Major party nominees have long gotten such briefings, though critics including Sen. Barbara Boxer say it's too much of a risk in Trump's case. By the same token, Paul Ryan thinks Hillary Clinton ought to be denied them, given her use of a private email server, reports the LA Times. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, however, says both will be briefed if they wish. (Read more Donald Trump 2016 stories.)

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