Saturday, December 04, 2021
David Corn: The CIA is too polite to say this directly, but it has issued a report that shows that Donald Trump, while obsessing over his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, abandoned one of his primary duties as president: to stay fully informed about potential threats to the nation. But it does highlight his failings as president -- and his brazen negligence of national security. According to this chapter, Sanner last briefed Trump before he headed to his private club in Palm Beach for the holidays on December 23, 2020. The briefings were to resume on January 6. But no more briefings occurred. Helgerson doesn't dwell on this, but his book shows that for the last month of his presidency, Trump received no briefing from the intelligence community. That is -- or should be -- shocking.
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