Clinton Slams Trump But Blabbed About Briefing in 2008

Clinton Slams Trump But Blabbed About Briefing in 2008

Now, NBC News is reporting that during the briefing Trump mentioned, things got a little tense after an adviser kept interrupting the briefers. He brought along retired general, Mike Flynn, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

According to NBC News, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, one of Trump's most trusted counselors, interrupted the August 17 briefing so many times that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had to touch Flynn's arm to get his attention to restrain himself and even yelled "shut up" at him.

Eventually, one source said, Chris Christie, who is leading Trump's transition transition team, turned to him and said: 'Shut up'.

The Aug. 17 briefing is attracting fresh scrutiny after Trump said at NBC's Command-in-Chief Forum that he divined that intelligence officials were "not happy" with President Obama.

'What I did learn is that our leadership, Barack Obama, did not follow, what our experts said to do, ' he said.

Donald Trump raised eyebrows by discussing what he'd learned in classified intelligence briefings during his Commander-in-Chief Forum appearance Wednesday night. Requests for comment from Flynn and Christie were not immediately returned. In nearly every instance, and I could tell, I'm pretty good with the body language, they were not happy.

'And I was very, very surprised.

Trump has come under fire for disclosing details from his session.

"Donald Trump, in a very, very sophisticated way, was asking tough questions and they would back off and say, that is not our job".

The classified national security briefings given to the candidates for President and Vice President are conducted by the same people who perform daily briefings for the President and it must be done in a secure facility.

Clinton also cited the briefing in a January 13, 2008 appearance on NBC's Meet the Press.

"I sure did.in a very specific way", Flynn said, though he went on to say that his conclusion was based not on body language but on intelligence officials drawing distinctions between the content of their briefing and White House policy.

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