It is more than customary for both major party candidates be briefed on intelligence during the general election campaigning. The candidates must be kept up to speed so that they are not walking in cold to the Oval Office after swearing in. It is also important to their individual policies in approaching a possible issue should something happen shortly after their taking office.
Harry Reid, one of the democrat ‘leadership’ who claim “we went into war with Iraq on fake intelligence” is now insisting the CIA and other US intel entities to give one of the candidates that could be sitting in the Oval Office come January … “fake intel”.
“How would the CIA and the other intelligence agencies brief this guy? How could they do that? I would suggest to the intelligence agencies, if you’re forced to brief this guy, don’t tell him anything, just fake it, because this man is dangerous.
Fake it, pretend you’re doing a briefing, but you can’t give the guy any information.
This guy, he’s part of a foreign power. We knew he liked Putin before this, but this is quite ridiculous. I’ve never seen anything like Donald Trump.”
Reid wouldn’t recognize/know intelligence if it bit him in the empty head.
They’re trying to equate this, wrongly, with Speaker Paul Ryan’s asking the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to remove Hillary Clinton’s security clearance and prevent her from receiving classified intelligence briefings presidential nominees get on national security.
Huge difference here. Trump was being facetious while referring to emails that Clinton and her people claimed they’d scrubbed, and that it’s well known the Russians were just one entity that is claimed to have already hacked her server and has the greatest possibility of having them in their back pocket.
Hillary Clinton intentionally and knowingly went against regulations and the law by setting up her non-approved, unsecured, private server and proven to have trafficked confidential/top secret/security sensitive info/documents … and then repeatedly lying about it and ‘scrubbing’ the 30K emails in question AFTER the Congress told her to turn everything over.
In other words, Reid’s request is total political bullshit.
Ryan’s was justified.