US President Joe Biden said on Friday (local time) that he did not believe former President Donald Trump should receive classified intelligence briefings, as is the tradition for former presidents, citing his “erratic behavior unrelated to the insurgency”.

CNN reported that during an interview, when asked if Trump should receive an intelligence briefing if he requests one, Biden replied, “I don’t think so.”

“I’d rather not speculate out loud … I just think he doesn’t need to have the – the intelligence briefings. What value does an intelligence briefing give him? anything except the fact that he can slip in and say something? ”added the President.

Traditionally, former presidents have been allowed to request and receive the same intelligence briefings as their successors.

A senior administration official previously told CNN that Trump had not submitted any requests at this point.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki told CNN on Thursday that “the intelligence community supports requests for intelligence briefings from former presidents and will consider all incoming requests, as they always have. “.

In remarks after the January uprising, Biden told reporters, “I’ve been saying for now, well, over a year, (Trump) isn’t fit to serve. He’s one of the most senior presidents. most incompetent in the history of the United States of America. “

Trump’s second impeachment trial is scheduled to begin next week. Last month, the House of Representatives impeached the former president for inciting violence against the government over his role in the January 6 riot at the United States Capitol, which also claimed the life of a police officer .

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