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Exclusive: classified memo tells intelligence analysts to keep Trump's daily brief short

Original story at Mother Jones• 60 mentions • 3 months ago

Mother Jones 3 months ago

 
Keep it short and free of nuance—that is the new guidance that has recently circulated to some intelligence analysts who compile materials for the President's Daily Brief on security threats around the globe. The classified guidance, which was reviewed by Mother Jones, suggests that President Donald Trump's daily national security briefing contains far less information than the daily reports presented by the intelligence community to past presidents—and about a quarter of the information President Barack Obama received. The memo sent to certain analysts within the intelligence community notes that the commander in chief's daily briefing book typically contains reports on ...
 
 
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23 Feb
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