Hadley: We’re Making Too Much of Trump Not Taking the Daily Briefings Every Day

‘Other presidents have preferred to actually have their national security adviser take the briefing and then come in and summarize it’

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HADLEY: "Look, he’s not president of the United States yet. It’s only been a little over a month after his election. What’s he been focusing on? He’s been focusing on putting together his cabinet and the agency and department heads that are going to help him government -- govern this country. And that’s really what he should be doing. How people take daily intelligence really depends a lot on the style of which the president and how the president likes to get information. Some presidents wanted to sit down and read the book, read the briefings with the intelligence analysts and talk about it. That’s one way to do it. Other presidents have preferred to actually have their national security adviser take the briefing and then come in and summarize it -- be briefed on the brief if you will rather than reading it themselves. There are all kinds of ways to do this, it depends on how the president likes to get information. I think we’ve made it much too much of this at this point, quite frankly."
 

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