On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who was briefed on the intelligence about Russian bounties on U.S. soldiers, said he understands that President Trump “was not briefed” about the matter, but the intelligence might have been in the briefing book that most presidents don’t read all of every day.
Kinzinger also said that Trump not being briefed is “not a scandal,” and the decision on whether to brief the president was made “by career people who make the decision on what they want to highlight to the president.”
And maybe he didn’t read it, there’s — most presidents don’t read the entire book every day.
And so — but, you know, I think that’s a question for who makes the decisions to brief the president on what.
… That was a decision made, not by the president, not by anybody political, by career people who make the decision on what they want to highlight to the president.”