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Today we've seen the first of what will become regular presidential intelligence briefings.
The meeting highly classified but sources told Fox News that the issues on the table include North Korea Russia Middle Eastern hotspots and Venezuela.
Which suddenly online access -- kind of weird Catherine -- is on the hill today cat.
These -- -- -- ago is that the brief ship was actually scheduled for 12:30 eastern typically it would last.
A half hour or an hour -- so theoretically it ought to be over but we're still waiting for some confirmation of in anticipation.
Of these briefs that Director of National Intelligence the top intelligence official the put together a series of thirteen topics.
And the airline I was given today is that on the table and North Korea.
But Syria as well.
Something people like referred to -- -- the axis of oil Iran Venezuela and also Russia because they had been really emboldened by the high price of oil earlier this year.
And then some of that are very obvious Afghanistan Pakistan particularly the tribal areas.
Known as the five -- where al-Qaeda has really been able to strengthen its base in the last eighteen month.
Stuck with -- when I read that each president gets you to design his own grave.
What does that mean and how does that work.
Well one official said to me today that if present like Obama wants his brief on a silver platter.
With that ketchup and mustard that's exactly how he will get it because the president is a customer here.
President Bush for example one of his.
PDB the presidential daily brief.
From the top intelligence official in this case admiral Mike McConnell of the DN night and he wanted that -- six days a week.
So the DN -- was at the White House speaking with the president in the morning six days a week if president elect Obama wanted every other day or he wants it every day or he wanted from the CIA director or someone different -- the DNA ultimate Dee -- an -- pardon me that would ultimately be up to -- So I'm reading here that you learned about deep dives are we talking like scuba.
-- -- -- What every PDB said it has its own a signature and one of the let's say at sort of transformative.
Of these priests under President Bush.
Is that the DNI develops and called deep -- and what that means is that if there's a particular issue -- subject the president is interest in let's say Afghanistan.
The DNI will comment.
With but the -- subject matter expert than they will sit down and the president can really pick the brains of these people to figure out exactly what he needs to now.
And I just want to say is saying closing these rates are really a laundry list of problems are threats.
There there there are listed these things but also more importantly it's what the Intel community is doing right now to try and counteract them.
From a strategic point of view and also an operational point if you transition tone.
The -- -- yankees keep us updated.
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