White House press secretary not aware of Trump request for intel briefing

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday she was not aware of any request from Donald Trump for an intelligence briefing, but reaffirmed that President Joe Biden would allow intelligence officials to make the decision on whether to grant access to them for the former Republican President.
"If at any point the former president requests a briefing, so that is not currently applicable, but if he should request a briefing, (President Joe Biden) leaves it to (his intelligence team) to make a determination," Psaki told reporters in a briefing on Monday.
She later clarified that she was not aware of any request from Trump for the briefings, which former US presidents traditionally receive even after they have left office.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to confirm whether Trump had sought a briefing, but said in a statement that, "the Intelligence Community has an established process for providing intelligence support to former US Presidents, and we follow that process whenever a request is made."
Biden stated in a CBS interview on Friday that he did not support Trump having access to intelligence briefings, citing his "erratic behavior" and the concern he might share information. 
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