Trump Has Nearly Ceased Intel Briefings Since Russian-Taliban Bounties Became Public

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President Donald Trump has nearly ceased receiving daily presidential intelligence briefings, according to his daily schedules.

Daily White House schedules indicate Trump is taking an average of .7 briefings per week since July 1, down from a high of 4.1 in March 2017, shortly after he assumed office. He received the most recent briefing — and the first since July 22 – on Monday, according to The Huffington Post, which reviewed the records.

The president is typically offered the President’s Daily Brief each morning, a top-secret document with updates from the CIA and other intelligence agencies. President Barack Obama reportedly read it on an iPad; Presidents George W. Bush and his father,
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