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Trump to Receive Classified Intelligence Briefing

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence will conduct the briefing

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    Donald Trump will receive a classified intelligence briefing on Wednesday in New York, a federal official confirms.

    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence will conduct the briefing, making use of a secure FBI facility, NBC News reported.

    Such briefings have been conducted since the 1950s for presidential candidates in the general election. But Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said last month at the Aspen Security Conference that the briefings during the campaign are "fairly general."

    He hinted that they do not delve into more sensitive matters until a candidate becomes president-elect.

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    Trump's briefing session comes just days after he unveiled a series of foreign policy proposals that included "extreme vetting" of immigrants and only allowing those who "share our values and respect our people" into the United States.