The Potential Danger of Classified Intel Briefings in a Bitter Campaign

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NBC’s Wednesday night “Commander-in-Chief Forum” gave some insights into how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump might handle the job, but I first want to deal with the danger it illustrated for the Intelligence Community when it comes to providing classified intelligence briefings to political candidates running for president in a bitter campaign.

I was worried what would happen if, as I wrote here last month, “one or the other candidate appears to misuse or even distort the information they had been given.”

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