[Ed. – You have to read this report to believe it. It might as well be about cute doggies and ice cream flavors. Heavy-handed “subtle touch” award: the Michelle Obama children’s book-style name for the PDB. So adorable.]
Joe Biden on Monday got his first look as president-elect at the President’s Daily Brief, a top secret summary of U.S. intelligence and world events — a document former first lady Michelle Obama has called “The Death, Destruction, and Horrible Things Book.”
Biden has already had eyes on at least three different iterations of the so-called PDB, which is tailored to the way each president likes to absorb information.
More than a decade ago, Biden read former President George W. Bush’s PDB during his transition into the vice presidency. After that, he read Obama’s PDB for eight years. Now, after a four-year break, he’s reading President Donald Trump’s PDB.
“The briefers almost certainly will be asking Biden what he prefers in terms of format and style,” said David Priess, author of “The President’s Book of Secrets,” a history of the PDB.