US President Joe Biden said that Donald Trump shouldn’t receive intelligence briefings due to his checkered history as US President. In US, it is customary for former presidents to use intel briefings.
Reasons for denying intel briefings to Trump
Joe Biden said to CBS Evening News that there was no need to share intelligence briefings with his predecessor Donald Trump because he might slip and said anything. Biden cited Trump’s erratic behavior in the Capitol Hill incident on January 6 to deny him intel info. He said that Trump incited his followers to storm Capitol Hill to disrupt the election proceedings.
Incidents when Trump slept his tongue
In May 2017, Trump put any ally’s assets at risk when he shared classified information with Russian Foreign Minister and ambassador in a meeting.
The US intelligence briefed Trump that Russia intervened in 2016 election by conducting a massive hacking operation. But Donald Trump publicly questioned the findings.
Also, Donald Trump was impeached on the charges of forcing Ukraine to influence the November 3 elections in his favor. While former US presidents are entitled to receive intel info but Trump critics fear that he might reveal the info vital for security and integrity of the country.
Joe Biden raised concern that what if Trump said something in public. Considering the past record of slipping tongue while in White House, Biden was right in his concern about sharing intel info with Trump, who is still adamant on his stand that the elections were stolen from him.