Ex-CIA chief Leon Panetta says Trump risks blame for an attack if he skips briefings


Former CIA director Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump risked being blamed after any potential attack on the United States if he refused to receive more regular intelligence briefings.

U.S. officials told Reuters that Trump is receiving an average of one presidential intelligence briefing a week – far fewer than most of his recent predecessors – but that his deputy Mike Pence gets briefings around six days a week.

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