Republican nominee Donald Trump will receive his first national security briefing this week, sources close to the campaign say. Officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence are expected to give the nominee a broad briefing on national security issues, foreign policy and current threats.
No ultra-sensitive information will be discussed about ongoing spy operations, and no identities will be revealed of intelligence sources or methods.
The Director of National Intelligence is the head of the intelligence department, and serves as adviser to the president as well as the Homeland Security Council and National Security Council.
According to a report from ABC News, Trump will be accompanied by two top advisers to the briefing: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Defense IntelligenceAgencychief General Michael Flynn.
Sources familiar with the matter said it is still unknown as to whether Trump’s two advisers have the security clearance to participate in the briefing.
Concerns have been raised as to whether Trump, a man who has never held a public office, has the capacity to keep sensitive information to himself.
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has also been criticized for the same reason after using a personal email server during her tenure as secretary of state to send sensitive government messages.
Clinton has not requested such a briefing thus far.