Joe Biden says Donald Trump should NOT receive intel briefings as ‘he might slip and say something’

Joe Biden has said Donald Trump should not receive intel briefings now he has left the White House because his ‘erratic behavior’ means ‘he might slip and say something’.

The president was asked by CBS Evening News Friday night if he believes his predecessor should receive the briefings.

‘I think not,’ he said. When asked why, Biden said: ‘Because of his erratic behavior unrelated to the insurrection.’

Biden said he would ‘rather not speculate out loud’ what his worst fear would is if Trump is given access to the highly sensitive information but said there is ‘no need’ for him to be involved now he has left office.

Joe Biden has said Donald Trump should not receive intel briefings now he has left the White House because his 'erratic behavior' means 'he might slip and say something'

Joe Biden has said Donald Trump should not receive intel briefings now he has left the White House because his 'erratic behavior' means 'he might slip and say something'

Joe Biden has said Donald Trump should not receive intel briefings now he has left the White House because his ‘erratic behavior’ means ‘he might slip and say something’

‘I would rather not speculate out loud. I just think there is no need for him to have that intelligence briefing?’ he said. 

‘What value is giving him an intelligence briefing? What impact does he have at all, other than he might slip and say something?’

It has become tradition for former presidents to be granted routine intelligence briefings and access to classified information once they leave office.

The move is said to enable outgoing presidents to continue to support the nation’s interests.

But it is an honor granted out of respect by the new president to their predecessor and whether ex-presidents get intel briefings is entirely up to the sitting president.

No other president has ever said no to allowing the tradition to continue but Biden signalled he could be the first. 

Trump left the White House in a blaze of breaking with traditions including his refusal to concede to Biden when he lost the presidential election and his refusal to attend the inauguration – the first time an outgoing president did this in more than 150 years. 

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