Some officials worry about briefing Trump, fearing spilled secrets

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in SacramentoBy Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that Donald Trump’s “shoot from the hip” style could pose national security risks as they prepare to give him a routine pre-election briefing once he is formally anointed as the Republican presidential nominee. Eight senior security officials told Reuters they had concerns over briefing Trump, whose brash, unpredictable campaign style has been a feature of his rise as an insurgent candidate. Current and former officials said that the scandal over Hillary Clinton’s use of emails also raises concerns about her handling of sensitive information.

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