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WH not aware of Trump request for intelligence briefing

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"If at any point the former president requests a briefing, so that is not currently applicable, but if he should request a briefing, (President Joe Biden) leaves it to (his intelligence team) to make a determination," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters in a briefing on Monday.

She later clarified that she was not aware of any request from Trump for the briefings, which former U.S. presidents traditionally receive even after they have left office.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence did not immediately respond to a request for confirmation of the lack of briefing requests so far.

Biden stated in a CBS interview on Friday that he did not support Trump having access to intelligence briefings, citing his "erratic behavior" and the concern he might share information.

Video Transcript

REPORTER: We've heard that Biden said there's no need for Trump to receive intelligence briefings. Has Trump requested any, has he received any, and is that the official decision or who is that decision left up to?

JEN PSAKI: Well, the president said when asked that there was no need for him to receive them. And he referenced, of course, his erratic behavior, which I think many Americans would agree with him on. He was expressing his concern about former President Trump receiving access to sensitive intelligence. But he also has deep trust in his own intelligence team to make a determination about how to provide intelligence information if at any point the former president requests a briefing. So that's not currently applicable, but if he should request a briefing, he leaves it to them to make a determination.

REPORTER: Former President Trump has not requested any intelligence briefings, right?

JEN PSAKI: Not that I'm aware of, but I would point you to the intelligence community and the ODNI for more specifics.