The US president wants to suspend a tradition enjoyed by former heads of executive power. Joe Biden ruled on Friday that his predecessor, Donald Trump, should no longer receive confidential information communicated by US intelligence agencies. This is usually the case for former presidents, but the current incumbent is highlighting Trump’s “unpredictable” behavior.
“I think he doesn’t need to receive the intelligence briefings. What sense does it make to give him an intelligence briefing? What impact does he still have, beyond the fact that he might slip up and say something? “Said the new Democratic president in an interview with the channel CBS.
Joe Biden justified his position by the “unpredictable behavior” of the Republican billionaire, citing the “insurgency” of January 6. Supporters of Donald Trump then invaded the Capitol in Washington, the federal capital, after attending one of his vehement speeches to challenge his defeat in the November 3 ballot. The violence, which took place when the parliamentarians present at the Capitol were to certify the victory of Joe Biden, caused five deaths.
Former presidents traditionally have access to intelligence briefs. But some critics have voiced fears about Donald Trump, worried he could reveal important information for the country’s security.
Donald Trump will also be tried in the Senate from Tuesday for “incitement to insurgency”, after being indicted in January by the House of Representatives, the equivalent of the French National Assembly, with a Democratic majority, in as part of an impeachment procedure He risks ineligibility if he is condemned by the senators.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr