Schiff Recommends ‘Dumbing Down’ Briefings for Trump

( – In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” on Monday March 10 California Democrat Representative Adam Schiff made unusual remarks about former president Trump regarding his presumptive position as the Republican nominee for the 2024 presidential election.

Caiming a great understanding of the intelligence community, Schiff says he believes they should and will limit what information is shared with Trump. Intelligence officials have been briefing official presidential nominees on national security matters during the period leading up to the November election since 1952, but Schiff has indicated that he doesn’t think former president Trump can be trusted with this information.

Schiff, who is currently campaigning for the late Senator Dianne Feinstein’s seat, suggested that Trump’s recklessness with classified documents has given the intelligence community a reason to be wary of what they share with him, even in the face of the long-standing tradition of presidential nominee intelligence briefings. Further, he says they should “dumb down” what they tell him, making sure to share no more than they absolutely have to. He indicated that Trump’s pending trials about his alleged mishandling of classified documents is more than enough reason for this break from standard practice.

It should be noted that President Biden has also faced accusations of mishandling classified documents from his time as Vice President during the Obama administration. While Biden has not been officially charged, there have been investigations into the sensitive materials that were inappropriately taken from the White House and then stored in insecure locations such as the garage of Biden’s home in Rhode Island.

Schiff has also been censured by House Republicans over his role in investigating former President Trump. Florida Republican Representative Anna Paulina Luna suggested that Schiff had launched a campaign against the former president built of “baseless distortions” and the official censure accused him of misrepresentations and falsehoods regarding Trump’s alleged Russian ties. While it is true that Trump is currently facing several criminal charges, it is uncertain if the intelligence community will take that into account with their briefings or if they will commit to a more nonpartisan approach leading up to the 2024 election.

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