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Donald Trump to Receive First Classified Security Briefing

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will receive his first national security briefing Wednesday, according to a campaign aide.

Representatives from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence will brief the billionaire on foreign policy and national security matters, as presidential candidates are traditionally brought up to date on world affairs. Trump will be accompanied to the meeting at the FBI field office by two of his top advisers, General Michael Flynn and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the aide said.

Earlier Wednesday, Trump made an appearance on “Fox and Friends” and was asked if he trusts the American intelligence community. “Not so much from the people that have been doing it for our country,” Trump said. “I mean, look what’s happened over the last 10 years…It’s been catastrophic.”

Trump critics have expressed their doubts about the Republican receiving access to the nation’s intelligence secrets, including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

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