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Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:17 PM

Question : intelligence info

The president releases intelligence briefings to the candidates. Is that just a tradition? Can Obama just decide not to do it? Would he need to consult congress?

I realize he would have to treat both candidates the same,but that is preferable to giving
Trump any intelligence information.

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mainstreetonce Jul 2016 OP
unblock Jul 2016 #1
63splitwindow Jul 2016 #5
unblock Jul 2016 #10
Wounded Bear Jul 2016 #2
SickOfTheOnePct Jul 2016 #3
Sgent Jul 2016 #4
Statistical Jul 2016 #6
unblock Jul 2016 #11
mainstreetonce Jul 2016 #7
Doodley Jul 2016 #8
63splitwindow Jul 2016 #9
FSogol Jul 2016 #12

Response to mainstreetonce (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:20 PM

1. just tradition. imho, he should continue the briefings

but give trump verrrrry little information of consequence.

he could probably get away with giving hillary a more proper briefing but honestly she doesn't need it. she already knows plenty from her secretary of state days and could easily catch up after she wins in november.

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:27 PM

5. HOLY SHIT, does Manafort have access to that info? If so, give Don the Con FALSE intel

 

and count on it being sold to foreign powers. Contemporaneously secretly document what is being done and why so as to later prove the plan.

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Response to 63splitwindow (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 06:36 PM

10. awesome plan!

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Response to mainstreetonce (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:24 PM

2. Not sure if it is the President's call...

might be a law or something. I've never looked into it. Til now, no candidate has been quite this much of a loose cannon.

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Response to mainstreetonce (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:26 PM

3. I think he has the choice of giving it or not

But whatever he does for one, he needs to do for the other.

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Response to mainstreetonce (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:26 PM

4. Its Obama's call

as to what, how much, and the classification level of the stuff he gives out.

IMHO they should be limited. She doesn't need it (can catch up between Nov - Jan) and he's just to dangerous.

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Response to mainstreetonce (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:29 PM

6. It is by policy not law.

It started with Truman and has continued ever since. The actual briefings are conducted by the CIA. Technically since it is an executive action unbacked by any legislative requirement Obama "could" stop it just as directly as Truman started it. However he shouldn't. They do serve an important purpose and if Obama cuts off access it would immediately become a huge partisan issue with all kinds of spin and congressional "investigations" and ultimately would probably be used against Democratic candidates in future election cycles.

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Response to Statistical (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 06:37 PM

11. this is why my suggestion is keep them, but give verrrry little info

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Response to mainstreetonce (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:29 PM

7. Thanks

IMO he should give out as little as possible.

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Response to mainstreetonce (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 06:06 PM

8. He should announce he will not do it while the FBI investigation continues.

And the world will watch Trump have a meltdown!

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Response to Doodley (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 06:12 PM

9. I see no downside. The dire risk makes it appropriate.

 

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Response to mainstreetonce (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 06:39 PM

12. The brieifings usually start after the conventions. I recommend giving Trump

an adult coloring book. How would he know the difference?

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