WH Cancels Trump’s Daily Intelligence Briefing Amid His Anger At Intel Chiefs

on May 21, 2018 in Langley, Virginia.
Gina Haspel prepares to speak while flanked by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence after she was sworn in as CIA director on May 21, 2018 in Langley, Virginia. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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February 1, 2019 7:37 a.m.

The White House abruptly cancelled President Donald Trump’s daily intelligence briefing with his chiefs Wednesday, a day after CIA Director Gina Haspel and DNI Dan Coats gave Congress a yearly threat assessment during which they contradicted many of Trump’s favorite talking points.

According to a Thursday Daily Beast report, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave no specific reason as to why the briefing was cancelled: “It was moved,” she said.

After spending Wednesday criticizing his own intelligence officers on Twitter, Trump changed his stance and began blaming the media for making it “appear” that the chiefs undermined many of his claims.

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