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Biden rules out ‘erratic’ Trump access to intelligence briefings




President Donald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania Trump holds the bible and his son Barron Trump looks on, on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC

residentJoe Biden has said his predecessor Donald Trump will not receive intelligence briefings due to his “erratic behaviour”.

Mr Biden made the revelation during his first network interview as president on CBS, stating that there is “no need” for Mr Trump to be briefed on the nation’s security issues.

While he declined to comment on what his worst fears would be if Mr Trump were allowed to see classified reports, he suggested the former president could not be trusted to keep confidential information to himself.

“What value is giving him an intelligence briefing? What value is there at all, other than that he might slip and say something?”  Mr Biden said.

The US has traditionally allowed former presidents to receive intelligence briefings and this marks the first time a former president has been excluded from the tradition of being granted continued access to the briefings, according to the New York Times.

Mr Trump maintained a strained relationship with the intelligence community during his presidency and went through six national intelligence directors.

He questioned reports by US agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and he unveiled highly-classified information to Russia’s foreign minister about an Islamic State operation in 2017.

During the interview, Mr Biden was also asked about Mr Trump’s impeachment trial and whether he would vote to convict him if he was still a senator.

Mr Biden said he “ran like hell to defeat” Mr Trump in the election “because I thought he was unfit to be president,” citing the US Capitol riots which took place last month.

“I’ve watched what everybody else watched – what happened when that crew invaded the United States congress,” he said. “But I’m not in the senate now, I’ll let the senate make that decision.”

The full interview with Mr Biden will air on CBS on Sunday 7 February. It comes ahead of Mr Trump’s impeachment trial whihc is due to begin next week.


A few killed in tavern shootout after gunman ‘kicked out of bar’




Three killed in tavern shootout after gunman ‘kicked out of bar’

hree people were killed and two were being critically wounded in a taking pictures at a fast paced tavern in Wisconsin, sheriff’s officials explained.

The suspect in the capturing at Somers Property Tavern in Kenosha County is continue to at massive, but sherrifs imagine the general public is not in threat.

“We feel our suspect understood who he was targeting,” Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said through a Sunday early morning information meeting. He questioned that anyone with information about the taking pictures get hold of the Kenosha Sheriff’s Division.

The suspect had been questioned to leave the bar, but returned and opened fireplace. Beth claimed pictures were fired within and exterior the bar, which he explained as “very busy” at the time.

He still left open the likelihood that there was additional than one suspect and at minimum one handgun was applied.

Officials investigate the scene of a deadly capturing at Somers Dwelling Tavern in Kenosha,

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Officers had been however functioning to decide the identities of the men and women who died. Beth explained two men and women died at the scene.

The 3rd individual fled in a automobile with two other people, who moments afterwards flagged down a law enforcement automobile. The officer drove the target to a medical center exactly where that particular person was pronounced useless.

A guy who life in close proximity to the bar, Peter Ploskee, instructed WLS-Television that he read gun pictures, seemed out a window and saw “people operating from the bar in just about every course.”

“It was just chaos,” he said. “People are just running, individuals screaming.”

Wisconsin Governer Tony Evers named it a “senseless tragedy” and reported he and his wife are “thinking of the families and liked types influenced and the complete Kenosha group as they grieve and grapple with still an additional tragic incident of gun violence.”

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