Read the military investigation of Michael Flynn, who is giving Trump his version of intel
Rather than getting information from the aggregate of 17 agencies he attacks, Trump is depending on s man accused of sharing classified information.
RNC communications director Sean Spicer said on Wednesday that while President-elect Donald Trump, who has eschewed regular intelligence briefings, is meeting once or twice daily with retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn for an “intel update.”
Spicer told reporters on a conference call Wednesday morning that Trump “is getting the TBD [sic] three times a week right now,” but suggested that his regular meetings with Flynn hold the same cachet.
“He is meeting with General Flynn on a daily basis to get an intel update so in some cases he is getting an intel briefing every single day, in some cases twice,” Spicer said. “So I think that it would be false to say that he is not getting an intel briefing every day. Every single day he is getting a briefing. Three times a week it’s the actual TBD [sic].”
Spicer argued in a subsequent interview with CNN’s Kate Bolduan that a briefing from Flynn is equivalent to an in-person meeting with official presidential intelligence briefers.
“Why wouldn’t he want to get it from the source?” Bolduan asked.
“He does get it from the source,” Spicer said. “He’s his national security advisor.”