Intelligence officials have found a silver lining to Trump's 'scant attention' in briefings

Published Nov 10 2020 at 4:06 PM GMT
  • President Trump could be a major threat to national security once he leaves the White House.
  • While he's president, Trump is free to declassify and disperse any US intelligence secrets he'd like.
  • That privilege ends once President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in, but current and former officials tell The Washington Post Trump is likely to retain and spread those secrets once he leaves office.
  • All US presidents "exit the office with valuable national secrets in their heads," including deep knowledge of nuclear weapons processes, intelligence assets within foreign governments, and weapons development, the Post describes.
  • But this is the first time an incoming president "has ever had to fear that his predecessor might expose the nation's secrets," the Post continues.



  • Published Nov 10, 2020 4:06 PM GMT