Trump ‘should have been verbally briefed’ on intelligence: Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that President Trump “should have been verbally briefed” on intelligence regarding Russian bounties based on news reports.
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Transcript for Trump ‘should have been verbally briefed’ on intelligence: Pelosi
Do think that the president. And. Having nothing to do with the briefing that we had today. I think the president should have been carefully briefed on it I thought that before the hearing has nothing to do with anything that we. What were presented here. Of course the president shouldn't entry if this isn't of the highest priority. Force Protection. A threat to our men and women in uniform. The president. It was in his. PGP presidential daily brief. But. It wasn't verbally but that doesn't mean you should never read that. But again having nothing to do with we saw today. Before. We drove wanted to look you can save. Gang of eight or. About. That that you he didn't. I don't. I don't say this. Is the consequential. Lovable that the intelligence community should have brought it to us in that way. But what is important is president's. Relationship with Russia. Is proof misses at the same time as the White House worker waiter. Of this threat to the security of our men and women in uniform. The president was still flirting with the idea of having Russia being part of the G-8. In total opposition to the wishes of the other members of the G-8. It wasn't a warrant air show wasn't. Because of their annexation of Crimea an invasion. Of Ukraine. You can't DN AIG. Eight Stuart G-7. So why I was the president why we're now not racing this to a level of failure president this is not a good time. For unity saying Russia should be part of the G-8. When in fact there is. Reason to suspect. That Russia. Was. Was threatening the security of men and women and four through my accident too tonight I'm. What should happen now you mentioned attention restoring those sanctions and he just had this briefing redeemed or other steps that congress should take in light of everything we're learning about this episode. Let me just saying Garrett reference line statement. That it earlier I think. They did. When congress and bipartisan way passed. Sanctions on Russia. The administration. Told to take it out sanctions GR UN TC intelligence. As well let's see. Defense sectors brushed those should definitely still good they would they earn a bipartisan way. It's just initiation won them and I don't know why so we should have those in there. In any events. And its trustees we'll see what other sanctions. There should be. But removed all doubt in anyone's mind. That just because Russian law and yes because all of road trip president leaps to pollutants doesn't mean. That we shouldn't be. Taking careful. Art of our elections that was 24/7. They are trying to undermine the integrity ever elections again. And other. Concerns that we had about Russian behavior and cyber security. In Edmonton in actual. Security. Issues. But we don't subjected to this same kind of group in this administration singed because it's Russian.

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