Trump To Begin Receiving Classified Briefings Tomorrow, Intelligence Experts Are Furious

Last week, 50 GOP national security officials penned an open letter opposing Donald Trump. They said he “would be a dangerous President” and “would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being.” They outlined his qualifications, or lack thereof. They voiced their concerns regarding his lacking “character, values, and experience to be President.”

Of course, with our system as it is, there is no amount of security officials or experts capable of changing what took place in the primary elections. Donald Trump is a candidate for President of the United States of America and presidential candidates receive classified briefings. It’s just how it’s done.

And tomorrow, Donald Trump will go to the FBI’s New York Field Office with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (yes, he is taking Christie – this is the stuff nightmares are made of) and Lt. General Michael Flynn and receive his first classified briefing.

ABC News reports,

Due to the sensitivity of the information discussed during briefings of presidential candidates, the sessions must take place in locations with secure rooms, known as Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities. The FBI’s office in New York City has such rooms.

It’s unfortunate that they can’t take into account the risk of the individual that will be receiving the briefing. Providing Trump with classified information in a “Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility” is somewhat laughable considering as soon as he walks out of those meetings, his Twitter will just be sitting there begging for him to use it. He will likely find it challenging to control his little twitchy fingers on his little twitchy hands.

Of course, this isn’t just the spouting off of an anti-Trump liberal. In June, as eight senior security officials were preparing for these briefings, they told Reuters of their concern about Trump’s “shoot from the hip” style which could “pose national security risks.”

“People are very nervous,” one senior U.S. security official said.

Rep. Adam Schiff who is the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee echoed concerns about how Trump may use the information he receives.

I would be very concerned with Mr. Trump’s ability to know what he can and can’t discuss.

Or, tweet.

Featured image via John Moore/Getty Images

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