Joe Biden says Trump should not get intelligence briefings due to his 'erratic' behaviour
Biden said it was “because of his erratic behaviour unrelated to the insurrection”
President Joe Biden has said that he does not think that Donald Trump should continue to receive intelligence briefings.
Biden was asked on Friday by CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell if his predecessor should be given access to the briefings.
"I think not," was his response.
Biden cited Trump's "erratic behaviour unrelated to the insurrection," as to why he thinks there should be the break with tradition.
Joe Biden says he does not believe Donald Trump should have access to intelligence briefings because he cannot be trusted pic.twitter.com/ua0pP7kd26
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It is standard practice for former US Presidents to continue to receive some access to security briefings even after they leave the White House.
Donald Trump's second impeachment trial is set to begin on February 9th, making him the first US president in history to be impeached twice.
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Joe Biden is of course now President, so Trump can no longer be removed from office. However, it is widely agreed one of the main reasons for the impeachment being pursued is that if found guilty, it would likely prevent him from running for office again, and derail any 2024 Presidential bid.
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Donald Trump faced his first impeachment trial in January 2020 but was acquitted.