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Trump to Receive First Classified Briefing Today at FBI Office in New York

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Presidential candidate Donald Trump is expected to receive his first classified briefing today.

ABC News reports that Trump will arrive in the FBI’s New York Field Office for the briefing.

Trump is expected to bring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to the briefing.

The briefing, which likely will cover major threats and other concerns around the globe, will be led by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The FBI won’t conduct the briefing and will only host the Republican candidate.

Column: The Deafness Before the 9/11 Attack

Kurt Eichenwald, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a former reporter for The New York Times, is the author of “500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars.”

By KURT EICHENWALD
New York Times
IT was perhaps the most famous presidential briefing in history.

On Aug. 6, 2001, President George W. Bush received a classified review of the threats posed by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network, Al Qaeda.

That morning’s “presidential daily brief” — the top-secret document prepared by America’s intelligence agencies — featured the now-infamous heading: “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” A few weeks later, on 9/11, Al Qaeda accomplished that goal.

On April 10, 2004, the Bush White House declassified that daily brief — and only that daily brief — in response to pressure from the 9/11 Commission, which was investigating the events leading to the attack.

Administration officials dismissed the document’s significance, saying that, despite the jaw-dropping headline, it was only an assessment of Al Qaeda’s history, not a warning of the impending attack.

To read the full column click here.