Schiff Hopes Intelligence Community Will Simplify Trump’s Briefings

Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) expressed on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he desires for the intelligence community to simplify former President Donald Trump’s briefings if he secures the nomination. Anchor Kristen Welker raised the issue of U.S. intelligence officials planning briefings for Trump, despite facing 40 felony charges related to classified documents from his time as the former chair of the House Intelligence Committee, questioning the appropriateness of him receiving such briefings.

Schiff said, “Well, then that is the practice but we never had a situation where one of the candidates for president has been so criminally negligent when it comes to handling if not worse when it comes to handling classified information. So I have to hope, knowing the intelligence community as i do that they will dumb down the briefing for Donald Trump. That is they will give him no more information than absolutely necessary, nothing that would reveal sources or methods because we can’t trust that he will do the right thing with information. He’s been so reckless. So yes, it does concern me. It is part of a long tradition they will be wary of what they share with him and they should.”