As the Republican nominee, Donald Trump is scheduled to receive his first classified intelligence briefing regarding security issues and threats to the United States.
The briefing is set to take place on Wednesday, likely at the FBI field office in New York, confirmed Fox News. It will be led by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will last about an hour or more, and could be quite detailed.
Sources say Trump will be accompanied by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn – both who spoke at the Republican National Convention.
Throughout Trump’s campaign, he has been hammered on all sides as someone who lacks foreign policy experience and accused of having no understanding of global concerns and global relations.
However, Trump’s foreign policy speech Monday was described as the “most important foreign policy speech since Ronald Reagan.”
At a campaign rally in Scranton, Pennsylvania Monday, Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton and Vice-President Joe Biden both tore into Trump as someone who can’t be trusted and isn’t fit or qualified to be commander-in-chief.
Biden declared Trump shouldn’t be trusted to know the nuclear codes – then he himself turned around in front of the whole crowd and pointed out a secret service agent who he said has the nuclear codes.
While Clinton proclaimed Trump unfit, it is uncertain whether she herself will receive intelligence briefings. Republicans had earlier called for the information to be withheld from her, since FBI Director James Comey had concluded that she was “extremely careless” with classified information in her use of a private email server.
Senator Harry Reid was in a panic recently that Trump would soon receive briefings of classified information. He suggested the CIA should give him fake briefings, and said, “He won’t know the difference.”