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Sunday, December 17, 2017

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump’s weekend statement that he did not plan to receive a daily intelligence briefing has exploded into controversy. Former U.S. intelligence officers, already concerned about some of Trump’s remarks disparaging their work, warned that skipping the daily briefing could leave Trump slow to recognize developing crises, though they noted that the daily…

IMAGE: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks to members of the news media in the main lobby at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid