Trump has not received an intelligence briefing since Flynn resigned

The chair of President Donald Trump is seen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, before a meeting with retail industry leaders. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Since Security Advisor Michael Flynn has been fired, resigned, from his position, the President has not been in one intelligence meeting.

This represents the longest weekday gap of Trump’s short presidency. The week before, Trump was briefed four out of five days; the week before that, three of five days; in his first week in office, Trump was briefed on Monday and Thursday, but also had a scheduled meeting with the CIA director.
The absence of intelligence briefings could indicate a disturbing level of reliance on the compromised and unstable Flynn, as well as Trump’s growing enmity toward the intelligence community. Trump has already shown a scandalous level of disengagement from national security, sitting out the botched Yemen raid from the residence, waiting a week to pawn off his “secret” plan to defeat ISIS on others, and promoting his daughter’s business interests by tweeting 21 minutes after the schedule said the briefing had begun.
Trump’s selection and retention of Flynn made America vulnerable, and now, his lack of any intelligence briefing whatsoever has made us more so. The White House press largely shrugged off Trump’s abandonment of the PDB, but for the safety and security of the country, they need to hold him accountable for this dereliction.

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